As works of art have increasingly embraced the polysemy of images—to the point where the question of what a particular image depicts has become all but minor in the discussion of contemporary art—what we generally describe as photography continues to be understood as primarily depictive (and to that end as a transparent medium) and taken […]
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Curator and writer Marvin Heiferman organizes visual culture projects for institutions that include the Museum of Modern Art, Smithsonian Institution, International Center of Photography, Whitney Museum of American Art, and the New Museum. Heiferman has written for The New York Times, Art in America, Artforum, and Aperture. His most recent book is Photography Changes Everything (Aperture, 2012). New entries to his Twitter project, WHY WE LOOK (@whywelook) are posted daily.
Pete Brook is a freelance writer and blogger for Prison Photography
Peter Burleigh is a lecturer at the University of Basel and the FHNW Basel
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