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1 Image 1 Minute / Micol Hebron

Granary Arts Fellow, Micol Hebron, invites you to participate in a project titled 1 IMAGE 1 MINUTE. The project will bring together people from the Sanpete Valley and Utah community in a unique and collaborative live event. For this event we are inviting 60 community members to select and discuss – for exactly and only 1 minute – a photographic image that is significant to them in some way.  It can be a personal image, a historical image, a viral image from the internet – anything! – as long as it is a photographic image. You will give a one minute presentation about why you find this image compelling. Your presentation can take whatever form you like – prose, spoken word, poem, performance. We hope you will join us!

RSVP to Participate: Thursday, January 10


What do you need to do?

Choose one photograph that you would like to speak about for 1 minute. It must be a photograph that you did not take or make yourself, and it should be an image made by a camera or other photographic process (in other words, not a painting or a diagram, film still, etc.). It must be an image that was specifically created to be a photograph. It can be any kind of photograph, however – something personal, from a family album, something from history, a famous image, a found image, a stock photo, vintage, or from social media. You then need to prepare to talk for one minute about the image. One minute spoken is the equivalent of approximately 150 words. Your chosen image will be projected onto a screen while you speak about it to the audience. 

Please provide a digital image, typed text of your talk, image title, date, and name of photographer if you know it. (Email, word doc, or google docs accepted, see link to google doc above).

Final Content Deadline: Wednesday, January 16, 2019


The 1 IMAGE 1 MINUTE event is based on a column in X-TRA magazine that Micol Hebron produced, which is a recreation of a project produced by Belgian director Agnès Varda. Varda invited various people in and outside the art world to respond to photographic images for one minute. She presented the results on French television in 1983.  Hebron has produced 1 Image 1 Minute events at institutions in Miami, Utah, and Omaha, as well as five iterations of the event in Los Angeles. To date, over 500 people have participated in 1 Image 1 Minute projects.  


Hebron initially employed 1 IMAGE 1 MINUTE in her History of Photography classes as a way to get students of the digital age to think – for more than a fraction of a second – about an image. Hebron is interested in how the digital era has affected our relationship to images. Today we see notably more images in a single day than someone in the 19th century saw in their lifetime. Research shows that museum-goers spend an average of 4-6 seconds looking at a work of art. And users of social media make, perceive, and discard images in a second or two –dozens or hundreds of times a day. So, to think about an image for 1 minute can seem like a very long time. Conversely, when you try to winnow down your thoughts about a compelling image into 1 minute, it seems impossibly short. For Hebron, the process of choosing and writing about the image in preparation for the 1-minute presentation has been an important part of the project. She has also found that with every event, she is blown away at how compelling the presentations have been. Each image and presentation has been different, eye-opening, thought-provoking, and entertaining.

For more information contact Micol Hebron

About the Artist

Micol Hebron is an interdisciplinary feminist artist whose practice includes studio work, curating, writing, social media, crowd-sourcing, teaching, public-speaking, and both individual and collaborative projects. She has lived and worked in Los Angeles since 1992. Hebron is an Associate Professor of Art at Chapman University; the founder/director of The Situation Room resource space for the creative community; the Gallery Tally Poster Project about gender equity in contemporary galleries; and the Digital Pasty/Gender Equity initiative for the internet. In the past she has been the Chief Curator at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art; the director of the UCLA Summer Art Institute; an editorial board member at X-Tra magazine; an independent curator; a conservator at LACMA, and the co-founder of Gallery B-12 in Hollywood in the 90s. She has served on advisory boards at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Birch Creek Ranch Residency (Utah), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and UCLA. She is the founder of the LA Art Girls, and the Co-Founder of Fontbron Academy. She employs strategies of consciousness-raising, collaboration, generosity, play, and participation to support and further feminist dialogues in art and life. Hebron has presented exhibitions, performances, and lectures at numerous international institutions.

Earlier Event: January 11
Feminist Friday / Micol Hebron
Later Event: January 30
Call For History / Rhonda Lauritzen