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Maybe I’ve missed it, but I find it surprising that more iPhone photography has not moved into art galleries. Keith Lane’s project, “iwishyouwerehere,” provides one early effort that demonstrates the promise and pitfalls of smartphone projects. Lane made dozens of images from his daily life on his iPhone, then printed them, sometimes first tweaking them using apps, before posting them haphazardly on the gallery wall. Many are small, indistinct images that fall prey to self-indulgence (do we really need to see multiple snapshots of tourist sites or what Lane ate for lunch?). But a few serendipitous photographs—a blur outside the window of a moving airplane, the sun captured through an orange-hued pair of upturned sunglasses, Lane’s self-portrait in a blocky geometry of gray—are superb. As a whole, the exhibit may be most valuable as a signpost for what photography exhibits will look like in the future.
The exhibit is on view noon to 5 p.m. Mondays and Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays to Oct. 28 at Hillyer Art Space, 9 Hillyer Court NW. Free. (202) 338-0680.