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Actual Colors May Vary {ACMV}

Actual Colors May Vary {ACMV}, founded in 2010 by Julia Schiller and Oliver Schneider, is an online magazine showcasing and promoting work from an international community of emerging photographers.

Actual Colors May Vary {ACMV}, Logo
Logo studies for ACMV by Julia
ACMV's website
ACMV's online radio, curated by Oliver
ACMV's online radio, curated by Oliver
ACMV's website
ACMV's website
ACMV website
ACMV's screen printed tote bags
ACMV's screen printed tote bags, postcards feat. a photo by Maxwell Anderson, and hand-signed pencils
ACMV's screen printed tote bags, postcards feat. a photo by Maxwell Anderson, and hand-signed pencils
ACMV logo study (potatoe stamp) :)
ACMV's previous website in 2011
ACMV's previous website in 2011
ACMV pencils – in varying colors…
ACMV's call for entries for the screening at Belfast Foto Festival 2013
ACMV ad / call for entries
ACMV postcards
ACMV postcards, feat. a photo by Maxwell Anderson
ACMV postcards, feat. a photo by Maxwell Anderson
ACMV postcard, feat. a photo by Maxwell Anderson
ACMV's audience

ACMV at Belfast Photo Festival 2013

ACMV was invited to the Belfast Photo Festival 2013 (thanks to Peggy Sue Amison & Michael Weir) to give a public talk and to show a curated slideshow about the festival’s theme Spectacle. Along with the International Photographic Collective AM Projects, ACMV presented a projection program focusing on the theme of Spectacle in Photography in the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast.

Among the featured artists were Maxwell Anderson, Alex Cretey Systermans, Amaury da Cunha, Tom Griggs, Barry W Hughes, Max Pinckers, Louis Porter, Alisa Resnik, Gilles Roudière and Zhang Xiao.

The projection was set to music by Darius Vaikas and Daisuke Tanabe (Project: Mooncircle), Noyce (Sunday Records), Kelpe (DRUT Records), Bunalim (Guerssen/Pharaway Sounds), Evil Zed (Emerald & Doreen) and Monto (Melted Music).
Find further details about the slideshow on ACMV

ACMV’s talk in Belfast explored in depth the festival’s theme “Spectacle” and the origins of the expression coined by the French philosopher Guy Debord. ACMV talked about possible solutions to avoid the dictate of commercialism in the arts by practicing a more empathic use of photography and forming communities of like-minded people.
Find further details about the talk on ACMV

We greatly enjoyed the atmosphere of this well-curated photo festival (and this city), and the immense hospitality of the entire festival team & director Michael Weir – many, many thanks again for everything!

Belfast Photo Festival 2013 | Catalogue page 1
Belfast Photo Festival 2013 | Catalogue pages 16 + 17
Belfast Photo Festival 2013 | Catalogue pages 22 + 23
ACMV's screening at Belfast Photo Festival 2013
Talk “Artist as Curator – Spectacle in Photography”, Belfast Photo Festival 2013
Talk “Spectacle in Photography”, Belfast Photo Festival
Talk “Spectacle in Photography”, Belfast Photo Festival 2013
ACMV's projection at Belfast Photo Festival 2013
Belfast, 2013
Belfast, 2013
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Belfast, 2013
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Belfast, 2013

ACMV at COSMOS
during the opening week of Les Rencontres d’Arles 2014

ACMV had the pleasure to take part in the COSMOS Book Market, which took place from July 7 – 12, 2014 at La Muléta, 2 rue de la paix in Arles. Invited by Sebastian Hau & Olivier Cablat, ACMV presented its platform there on a cute little popup-table, and played some ping-pong with some lovely folks…

ACMV's table at at COSMOS, during the opening week of Les Rencontres d'Arles, 2014
ACMV's table at at COSMOS, during the opening week of Les Rencontres d'Arles, 2014
ACMV's table at at COSMOS, during the opening week of Les Rencontres d'Arles, 2014
ACMV's table at at COSMOS, during the opening week of Les Rencontres d'Arles, 2014
ACMV's table at at COSMOS, during the opening week of Les Rencontres d'Arles, 2014
ACMV in Arles, 2014, Diane & Julia
ACMV's guerilla marketing during Les Rencontres d'Arles, 2014

ACMV’s exhibition Bubble & Scrape
at Das Giftraum in Berlin-Neukölln 2014

For the exhibition Bubble & Scrape – Contours of Personal Utopias (Feature on ACMV | Feature on PiB), Actual Colors May Vary curated photographic works of Ed Alcock, Jenny Fitz and Tom Griggs as part of the first Monat der Fotografie-OFF in Berlin, picking up on the festival’s theme “Utopia”. The exhibition opened on November 7th 2014 at Das Giftraum in Berlin-Neukölln, with a DJ set by Barry Burns (Mogwai). The British Journal of Photography called the exhibition “a pleasant appetiser” for Paris Photo.

Bubble & Scrape exhibition, artists Ed Alcock & Jenny Fitz | Das Giftraum, Berlin-Neukölln, 2014
ACMV's popup Photobook Market during the Bubble & Scrape exhibition | Das Giftraum, Berlin-Neukölln, 2014
Hanging the Bubble & Scrape exhibition | Das Giftraum, Berlin-Neukölln, 2014. Photo © Ed Alcock
Bubble & Scrape exhibition, Jenny Fitz | Das Giftraum, Berlin-Neukölln, 2014
Hanging the Bubble & Scrape exhibition, Oliver Schneider & Ed Alcock | Das Giftraum, Berlin-Neukölln, 2014. Photo © Lars Hormann
Bubble & Scrape exhibition | Das Giftraum, Berlin-Neukölln, 2014
Bubble & Scrape exhibition, Tom Griggs | Das Giftraum, Berlin-Neukölln, 2014
Hanging the Bubble & Scrape exhibition | Das Giftraum, Berlin-Neukölln, 2014. Photo © Ed Alcock
Bubble & Scrape exhibition | Das Giftraum, Berlin-Neukölln, 2014
Bubble & Scrape exhibition | Das Giftraum, Berlin-Neukölln, 2014
Bubble & Scrape exhibition, Ed Alcock | Das Giftraum, Berlin-Neukölln, 2014
Bubble & Scrape exhibition, lovely ACMV-shaped cake made by our friend Simone | Das Giftraum, Berlin-Neukölln, 2014
Hanging the Bubble & Scrape exhibition | Das Giftraum, Berlin-Neukölln, 2014. Photo © Ed Alcock
Bubble & Scrape exhibition, Ed Alcock | Das Giftraum, Berlin-Neukölln, 2014
Bubble & Scrape as part of the MDF Off 2014
Hanging the Bubble & Scrape exhibition | Das Giftraum, Berlin-Neukölln, 2014. Photo © Ed Alcock
Bubble & Scrape exhibition, artist's name tags | Das Giftraum, Berlin-Neukölln, 2014
Hanging the Bubble & Scrape exhibition, Jenny Fitz | Das Giftraum, Berlin-Neukölln, 2014. Photo © Lars Hormann
Bubble & Scrape exhibition, Book by Ed Alcock | Das Giftraum, Berlin-Neukölln, 2014
Bubble & Scrape exhibition, poster design | Das Giftraum, Berlin-Neukölln, 2014
Bubble & Scrape exhibition | Das Giftraum, Berlin-Neukölln, 2014
Hanging the Bubble & Scrape exhibition, Oliver, Julia & Jenny Fitz | Das Giftraum, Berlin-Neukölln, 2014. Photo © Lars Hormann
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