In order to grasp what photography can do as an art today, I want to start with looking back, asking ourselves the question: what has photography done so far? What relevant lessons can we learn from photography’s past? Before which carts has photography been put – so to say – ever since it was invented? [...]
June 1 till July 15, 2013
George Baker is a writer, curator, and co-editor of OCTOBER Magazine. He has written or edited books on photographers including Gerard Byrne (2003), James Coleman (2003), and is currently finishing a book stemming from his 2005 essay “Photography’s Expanded Field.” Focused on the work of four women artists—Zoe Leonard, Tacita Dean, Moyra Davey, and Sharon Lockhart—the forthcoming book will be entitled Lateness and Longing: On the Afterlife of Photography (University of Chicago Press, 2014). He teaches at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Megan Driscoll, Joanna Fiduccia and Christine Robinson are art historians and Ph.D. students from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Christy Lange is a writer based in Berlin. She is Associate Editor of frieze and Contributing Editor of frieze d/e.
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