In this post, I want to continue the reflection on how photography can today serve as a contributing motor for social change by turning our attention to the photographic archive. I would like to focus on a concrete example, the long-term project Theory of Justice initiated by the artist Peter Friedl in 1992. This work [...]
April 15 till May 31, 2013
David Campany writes, curates and makes art. His books include Walker Evans: the Magazine Work (2013), Gasoline (2012), Jeff Wall: Picture for Women (2009), Photography and Cinema (2008) and Art and Photography (2003). He co-founded PA magazine. In 2013 he curates shows of the work of Mark Neville and Victor Burgin. He teaches at the University of Westminster.
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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