Digital Nonsilver • Major Project #2

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Paul Strand, Bowls, 1916 (from Google Images–this is why Google Images is simultaneously good and terrible)

ART 21! History Reimagined

MAJOR PROJECT #2 : Revisioning and Revisiting History

Rephotographic Survey Project | Mark Klett | New Topographic Movement

The Photographic Work of Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz

https://www.moma.org/interactives/objectphoto/assets/essays/Szymanowicz.pdf

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KRISTAN HORTONDrS
Interview in Canadian Art | Dr. Strangelove Dr. Strangelove in the Morning News

AI WEI WEI
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Ai Weiwei, Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn (1995).

ART 21 (forward to about 35minutes to see the Ai Wei Wei segment)

Artists mentioned in the readings for Major Project #2
(listed totally out of order)

STEPHEN BERKMAN

MARK OSTERMAN also at Artists and Alchemists

LIZ DESCHENES | MIGUEL ABREU GALLERY | article in Bomb magazine | Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston | Brief review in E-Flux |

JAYNE HINDS BIDAUT | website | at Joseph Bellows gallery

McDermott & McGough | website

DEBORAH LUSTER  | One Big Self

JOHN COFFER | Tintypes

Mike Ware | Artist website | photo gallery and video at Pictorico

Mark Kessel | Artist website

Jesseca Ferguson | Museum of Memory

Bryon Brauchli | Artist website |

Moyra Davey | Copperhead Grid at the Metropolitan Museum of Art | at Murray Guy gallery

Center for Creative Photography | Spotlight on Platinum Palladium prints

James Welling | Artist Website | at David Zwirner gallery | Interview in Bomb magazine (artists in conversation series )

The Subversion of Images: Surrealism, Photography and Film | Article at E-flux |

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Interventions | Text and Image and TV

Mark Morris Dance Group

The Hard Nut, a reinterpretation of The Nutcracker!
Part One | The Party Scene | New York Times article about a regular production of the Nutcracker (adorable children) versus The Hard Nut (drunken adults).

Mark Morris explaining The Hard Nut

Danger Mouse

The Grey Album: Wikipedia
Encore, from The Grey Album

Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) is quoted as saying:

A lot of people just assume I took some Beatles and, you know, threw some Jay-Z on top of it or mixed it up or looped it around, but it’s really a deconstruction. It’s not an easy thing to do. I was obsessed with the whole project, that’s all I was trying to do, see if I could do this. Once I got into it, I didn’t think about anything but finishing it. I stuck to those two because I thought it would be more challenging and more fun and more of a statement to what you could do with sample alone. It is an art form. It is music. You can do different things, it doesn’t have to be just what some people call stealing. It can be a lot more than that.[2]

Nikki S. Lee

From the Creator’s Project

A critical response to her interventions

 

The Whiz!

An all Black cast (yay!!!) reinterprets of The Wizard of Oz (both the 1939 movie and the original 1900 children’s novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz). The Whiz starts in Harlem.
Staring Dianna Ross, Michael Jackson and Nipsy Russell

The Original Trailer

 

Christian Bök

At MIT

The poet reading Eunoia

 

Barbara Kruger

On Art 21, Part of the Discourse

At The Broad Museum (Los Angeles)

 

David Levinthal

Hitler Moves East | Bad Barbie

 

Hells Belles!

Thunderstruck | Thunderstruck

 

I can’t believe I’m listing this

1962: Sabrina The Teenage Witch appears in Archie’s Madhouse #22

1996-2003: Live action series with Melissa John Hart as Sabrina, lives with 500 year old aunts/witches (Hilda and  Zelda) in a suburb of Boston.

2004: Manga version of Sabrina

2009: 4 issue spin-off mini-series about Salem the cat who was actually a young boy before he became a cat

2017: Riverdale TV series

2018: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina The Teenage Witch

Sherrie Levine

At Guggenheim | After Walker Evans (Metropolitan Museum, NY) | Mayhem at Whitney | At David Zwirner

 

HELLSONGS

Jump | Jump

 

Kara Walker

On Art 21 |A Subtlety, Domino Sugar Refinery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
(A project of Creative Time.)

David Carson

Interviews with David Carson in Magenta | David Carson Design |

TED TALK:

https://embed.ted.com/talks/lang/en/david_carson_on_design

Kristan Horton

Dr. Strangelove, Dr. Strangelove | In Reframing Photography | Artist’s website

 

Rachel Whiteread

At TATE Modern |

 

Guerilla Girls

Website |

 

Ann Hamilton

Tropos | Indigo Blue

 

Public Art Interventions

Werner Reiterer, Street Chandelier
Itay Ohaly, Elevated Bench
Carmichael Collective, Urban Plant Tags

Yasumasa Morimura

At Saatchi Gallery | Luhring Augustine |

 

Christian Marclay

The Clock | Article in The Guardian | The artist explains the work | The TATE modern explains the work | A snippet of the work, Just After 3pm

 

 

 

 

 

Digital Nonsilver | Project One

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Brewer’s Yeast, 1844
Daguerreotype, 9.5 x 12.7 cm (3 3/4 x 5 ins)
Société Française de Photographie
This plate was included in the exhibition “The Dawn of Photography: French Daguerreotypes, 1839-1855”.
The above  image was found on Luminous-Lint. com

WHAT IS A PHOTOGRAPH?
“You feel like the cord to the mother ship has been cut,” she said, “and now you’re floating in space.” Carol Squiers, curator of the exhibition, What is a Photograph?

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Artie Vierkant’s “Image Object Friday 7 June 2013 4:33PM, 2013.”
Higher Pictures, New York

 

FROM THE READINGS
The Batchen article is from the catalog for What is A Photograph? , an exhibition curated by Carol Squiers at the International Center of Photgraphy (ICP) in New York City.

• Here is a brief description/analysis of the exhibition written by Lyle Rexler for TIME magazine’s photo blog, LIGHTBOX

Recommended reading: Thinking about the future of photography |

ARTISTS and EXHIBITIONS
ALISON ROSSITER
| artist website | At Stephan Bulger gallery | Interview in BorderCrossings | Article in Canadian Art | Article at Lightwork.org

THOMAS RUFF
Photograms for the New Age | At Gagosian Gallery | At David Zwirner Gallery | Article about Jpegs | Video about Jpegs | Aesthetic of the Pixel | My Best Shot

INFORMATION, the exhibition curated curated by Kynaston McShine. At MoMA from July2-September 20, 1970. Exhibit summary (with additional links). Link to the exhibition’s archives.

CONVERSATION BETWEEN WALEAD BESHTY and EILEEN QUINLAN
Bombsite magazine website

WALEAD BESHTY
MOMA | Architectural Digest | It’s Nice That | Thomas Dane Gallery | The Guardian | interview (it’s a .pdf) | Petzel Gallery-images and press | Video at MOMA | Abstract Art or Photography

SAM FALLS
Artist website | Review in FRIEZE | Who and Whom

TALIA CHETRIT
Sies + Hoke | Interview in Interview |

MICHELE ABELES
Saatchi Gallery | MOMA

SARAH VANDERBEEK
Interview at Aperture Magazine | At Saatchi GalleryAltman Siegel | ArtForum 2014 review

MOYRA DAVEY
Grange Prize | Interview in Aperture | Review in ArtForum

ERIN SHIRREFF
Ansel Adams | artist website | Art 21 video | interview | Canadian Art: Three Essential Works | AIMA award

CARTER MULL
At Marc Foxx gallery

DANIEL GORDON
website | exhibition at New York Hortcultural Society of New York

ADAM BROOMBERG and OLIVER CHANARIN
website | The Day Nobody Died | Interview | At MOMA in the New Photography Show

SARA ANGELUCCI
website | Artist in Residence (2014) at the AGO

LORI NIX
Clamp Art | Artist website

PENELOPE UMBRICO
Article about Penelope Umbrico

JOHN HOUCK

VIK MUNIZ
website | film | At MIT | Video at ICP

JESSICA EATON
website | Also search this blog, there are several interviews with her.

MARCO BREUER
At Yossi Milo Gallery | Interview in St.Lucy

2013 Le Mois de la Photo a Montrea

EXHIBITIONS

New Photography 2013 at MOMA

• New Photography 2012 at MOMA

• New Photography (2009) at MOMA |

 

• PHOTOGRAPHY INTO SCULPTURE
Exhibit Press Release
Review/article from Aperture
New York Times review/article about a contemporary re-staging at Hauser & Wirth Gallery of the original 1970s exhibit.
Photography Into Sculpture, panel discussion. Video!

 

• Review of (the restaging) The Photographic Object, 1970• What Is A Photograph? | Exhibition at International Center of Photography.
NYTimes Review

• THE NEXT BIG PICTURE: With Cameras Optional, The new directions in photography?  Good slide show with this one!

Lost and Found Project (Tsuamni)

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art | Is Photography Over?

Exhibition at International Center of Photography | NYTimes Review

What are we talking about when we talk about photography? (with apologies to Raymond Carver).A copy of the catalog for WHAT IS A PHOTOGRAPHY is available for browsing in the digital lab.

 

Marco Breuer Untitled (Fuse), gelatin silver paper, burned, 1996THE EDGE OF VISION
The Edge of Vision, Revisited.
The Edge of Vision VIDEO INTERVIEWS with most of the artists!!
Lyle Rexer explains the book’s concept

HILLMAN PHOTOGRAPHY INITIATIVE
Maybe you’re thinking about the life cycle of images? Hillman Photography Initiative.

The Hillman Photography Initiative at Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) investigates the lifecycle of images: their creation, transmission, consumption, storage, potential loss, and reemergence. Technology accelerates the pace of this cycle, and often alters or redirects the trajectory of an image in unexpected, powerful ways.

The Hillman Photography Initiative is an incubator for innovative thinking on the photographic image. The Initiative centers around four projects that, taken together, investigate the boundaries and possibilities of photography through the way that an image travels. Conceived through an open, discursive process, unique in a museum setting, these projects include live public events at the museum, a pop-up reading room in the galleries, two collaborative web-based projects, and a series of commissions, including documentary videos, art projects, and writing. This website is designed to foster public conversations around the larger story that these four projects tell, and knit them together in a single experience.

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The Hillman Photography Initiative has so many cool projects: Orphaned Images, The Invisible Photography, I’m especially excited for the upcoming issue about Physics and photographic processes! (nerd), and This Picture, which asks people to stop, look and respond to one image at a time. One image at a time—how we should all be looking. Looking, not swiping through SnapChat and Instagram.

 

TECHNIQUES and TOOLS
Before drones (and projects like Dronestagram) were used for photographic surveillance, people relied on balloons, kites and pigeons.  The camera in the above image was large enough to shoot large format film and required 9-17 kites to lift it.

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San Francisco Bay, 1906
Read the rest of the article and see more images here.

Dronestagram. And while we’re talking about drones, the theme of this year’s Le Mois de la Photo a Montreal was Drone: The Automated Image. Search the site for better yet, download the program.

DRONESTAGRAM |
description of project
TREVOR PAGLEN (the artist who started Dronestragram)

 

PIGEON CAM!
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A selection of images and pigeon cams | more about the origins, history and application | uses during war | The Pigeon Spy |

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Bruno Ribeiro’s absurdist interpretation of Instagram.

CAMERA LESS PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM

GARY FABIAN MILLER
website | In Camera-less photography at V&A musuem

CAMERA-LESS PHOTOGRAPHY at the Victoria and Albert Musuem
Directory of Artists (videos) |  Camera-less photography techniques

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DNS: Rethinking photography

Time • Motion
The eye is limited; technology is not.

Eadweard Muybridge:
The Atlantic
Time Magazine, 100 Most Influential Photos of all time
Muybridge.org (All 11 volumes of “Animal Locomotion”)!!
Review of his biography (good piece in The Guardian)

Harold Edgerton

100 Most Influential Photos

Edgerton Digital Collection

The Man Who Froze The World

The Hubble!

Hubblesite. org

Hubble 25th anniversary, best photos

Hiroshi Sugimito

Theater series

Photography is flat and prints are pristine and you must always make your own imagery.

Sara Angelucci

Artist website

John Stezaker

At Saatchi Gallery

Erik Kessels | 24 hours of Flickr

Flore Gardner | Textile Artist

Penelope Umbrico | Artist website | Interview in A Photo Editor

Walead Beshty | Regen Projects Thomas Dane gallery | MOMA New Photography

MOMA New Photography 2009:. Excellent resource for multiple lens-based artists.

Annette Messager
My Vows (MOMA) | google images link

Boy Barefoot Rider (2013) Holly Roberts

Horse Resting (2014) Holly Roberts

 

FOAM AMSTERDAM (blog, magazine, gallery, all around awesomeness)

 

 

The New Decisive Moment?

Artists to consider:

Jeff Wall
Lori Nix
Adad Hannah

 

 

Cyanotpes!

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ANNA ATKINS

Exhibition at Rijksmuseum [Amsterdam]

Mike Ware’s essay, In Defence of Alternative Processes

Cyanotype video from the awesome George Eastman Museum.
George Eastman Museum Youtube | website | Research resources

 

 

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Anna Atkins Refracted: Contemporary Works in Cyanotype,
New York Public Library, 2018

• Review of the show | Musée

• Another review in the New York Review of Books

 

ARTISTS responding to Anna Atkins

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• Eric William Carroll | Blue Line of Woods

Ellen Ziegler | Chemistry Is The Emotion of Matter

Meghann Riepenhoff | Littoral Drift

Susan Degeres | Danziger Gallery

Ulf Saupe | Res Navalis

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kuniesugiura2• Kunie SugiuraAt MOMA | The Kitten Papers

baum1• Erica Baum | Guggenheim | Aperture Magazine | Ubuweb | Frieze

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Letha Wilson | web | Grimm gallery | Galerie Gaillard |

Maria Martinez-Canas | FGT photogram | Traces of Nature Smithsonian Video  |Julie Saul Gallery |

Katherine Hubbard | Bend the Rays More Sharply |

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• Penelope Umbrico | Screens, Scans, Suns | web

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2610: A Sense of Place

THINKING ABOUT A SENSE OF PLACE

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William Henry Fox Talbot, Lacock Abbey. What is arguably the first and oldest positive from a paper negative.Kep

Image of SATURN, (Saturn, people!) from the Cassini spacecraft.

ANSEL ADAMS
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Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1941

JOHN PFAHL
Volare Digital CaptureMoonrise Over Pie Pan, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, 1977

 

ANDY GOLDSWORTHY
Description on The Art Story | Rivers and Tides

Andy Goldsworthy talking about The Stone Sea

SALLY MANN

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Scared Tree, from Southern Landscapes
Art 21 Episode about PLACE | Specifically the Sally Mann episode

OLAFUR ELIASSON
The Weather Project at TATE Modern | About the installation | Artist website-The Weather Project |

HIROSHI SUGIMOTO
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Indian Ocean, Bali.

Seascapes

MARK KLETT

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Timothy O’Sullivan (1872) + Mark Klett (1978)

Third View: The Rephotographic Survey Project
Good article, description of the project | More about Mark Klett
At Pictured Past Future Perfect

Robert Adams on the importance of LIGHT | Art 21 segment.

Vija Celmins | Art 21 segment

Trevor Paglen | Art 21 segment

Andrea Zittel | Art 21 segment

SITE SPECIFIC PLAYLIST : excellent stuff–all different artists and disciplines.

CHRISTINA SEELY
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From, Lux.

LIMINALITY

JOHN RAFMAN
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Nine Eyes of Google Street View

BILL OWENS
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Suburbia |

VICTORIA SAMBUNARIS
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Untitled (Tomato Pool), Yellowstone National Park, 2008.

Taxonomy of a landscape | Review and essay at Salon.com | At Albright Knox

Balint Alovits | website


 

 

And finally, a good use of social media:

Dronestagram
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March 2nd 2014: A reported drone strike killed three in the village of Al-Shabwan, 5km from Marib, while travelling in or sleeping near their vehicle. #drone #drones #yemen (at Erq al-Shabwan, Marib Province)

Explanation of the project | Tumblr | Instagram

Andrew Wright | Artist website |

Scott McFarland | Artist website

Isabelle Hayeur | Artist website

Letha Wilson | Artist website

Shirin Neshat | At the Guggenheim | At the HirshornGladstone gallery | TED talk |

AMY STEIN | Domesticated | npr slide show |

https://www.lensculture.com/articles/renee-c-byer-a-pulitzer-prize-winner-speaks-on-the-art-of-photojournalism

LORNA SIMPSON!
http://www.lsimpsonstudio.com/

BRADLEY PETERS


More Bradley Peters

The Helsinki School

Riita Paivalainen | River Notes

 

Janne Lehtinen | Sacred Bird

 

 

 

Photo I • PORTRAIT • PERSONA

 

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Werner Bischof | website | Magnum photography agency on Instagram | Magnum Photo Agency

 

Cindy Sherman

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Profile in the Guardian | MOMA | Art 21

Annie Leibovitz
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American Masters: Life Through A Lens. Bio | Image gallery | At Vanity Fair | Documentary

Yasumasa Morimura

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Luhring Augustine | At Saatchi Gallery

Nikki S. Lee

Nikki S. Lee: The Seniors Project

Nikki S. Lee: The Seniors Project

Nikki S. Lee: The Hispanic Project

Nikki S. Lee: The Hispanic Project

Niki S. Lee

Video interview at The Creator’s Project | Leslie Tonkonow Gallery | Analysis of Punk Project

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

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| Gaultier’s Dream | Architect’s Brother

Hat of Illumination

 

 

Anna Gaskell

Anna Gaskell

At the Guggenheim | Bio | Turns Gravity | Analysis of Gaskell’s use of light

 

Juul Kraijer

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Book of photographs–see the book on Vimeo

Using Portraiture and Identity to Explore Queerness in South Africa | from Slate Magazine’s BEHOLD blog


Image :From Zanele Muholi’s series “Faces and Phases.”

 

 

 

 

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Endia Beal, who told me about her project in which she took white middle-aged women to a hair salon and gave them “black” hairstyles. She then took their photographs in the style of corporate headshots. Her work had a mix of humor and poignancy, a look at both race and gender; it quickly went viral.

“I wanted people that had a certain idea of what you’re supposed to look like in the workspace, because it would be a challenge for them to understand what I experienced in that space,” Beal said. “And to a degree, many young white women have shared that experience, but for older white women it’s an experience they haven’t necessarily had.”

 

 

 

 

Experiment #3: WHAT IS PHOTOGRAPHY

“You feel like the cord to the mother ship has been cut,” she said, “and now you’re floating in space.”

Carol Squiers, curator of the exhibition, What is a Photograph?

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Artie Vierkant’s “Image Object Friday 7 June 2013 4:33PM, 2013.”
Higher Pictures, New York

 

EXHIBITIONS
• What Is A Photograph?
| Exhibition at International Center of Photography.
NYTimes Review

THE NEXT BIG PICTURE: With Cameras Optional, The new directions in photography?  Good slide show with this one!

What are we talking about when we talk about photography?
(with apologies to Raymond Carver and if you don’t know who Raymond Carver is, my heart just broke a little)

A copy of the catalog for WHAT IS A PHOTOGRAPHY is available for browsing in the digital lab.

DUST MAN IS ACTUALLY CALLED: Berndnaut Smilde!

 

BOOKS and ARTISTS from THE EDGE OF VISIONMarco Breuer Untitled (Fuse), gelatin silver paper, burned, 1996
THE EDGE OF VISION

The Edge of Vision, Revisited.
The Edge of Vision VIDEO INTERVIEWS! with most of the artists!!
Lyle Rexer explains the book’s concept


WALEAD BESHTY
|Video at MOMA | Abstract Art or Photography

New Photography (2009) at MOMA | Blog with interviews and video

CARTER MULL
At Marc Foxx gallery

DANIEL GORDON
website | exhibition at New York Hortcultural Society of New York

SARA ANGELUCCI
website | Artist in Residence (2014) at the AGO

ALISON ROSSITER
Article/Interview in BorderCrossings

DRONESTAGRAM |
description of project
TREVOR PAGLEN (the artist who started Dronestragram)

Penelope Umbrico
Article about Penelope Umbrico

JOHN HOUCK

RISA HOROWITZ
| Imaging Saturn (images) | Imaging Saturn blog

CARA BARER
Interview about banal but significant objects  | Talking about her work in FeatureShoot.

THOMAS RUFF
At David Zwirner Gallery

VIK MUNIZ
website | film | At MIT

JESSICA EATON
website | Also search this blog, there are several interviews with her.

MIKKO SINERVO
Helsinki Schoo

ADAM BROOMBERG and OLIVER CHANARIN
| website | The Day Nobody Died | Interview | At MOMA in the New Photography Show

General link for the New Photography Show at MOMA

MARCO BREUER
At Yossi Milo Gallery | Interview in St.Lucy

2013 Le Mois de la Photo a Montreal

 

PENELOPE UMBRICO
Article about Penelope Umbrico

TREVOR PAGLEN

THOMAS RUFF
Photograms for the New Age | At Gagosian Gallery

VIK MUNIZ
Website | Video at ICP

GARY FABIAN MILLER
website | In Camera-less photography at V&A musuem

CAMERA-LESS PHOTOGRAPHY at the Victoria and Albert Musuem
Directory of Artists (videos) |  Camera-less photography techniques

MARTIN KLIMAS
website

SARAH ANNE JOHNSON
At Stephen Bulger | Article in Border Crossings

 

Artists from the powerpoint for Assignment Three: What is Photography?

Guy Fabian Miller
John Pfahl
Liz Deschenes
Uta Barth
Ori Gershl
Martin Klimas
Dean Kessmann
Adam Fuss
Sara Greenberger Rafferty
Mike and Doug Starn (The Starn Twins)
Sarah Anne Johnson

Jason Salavon

Makers:
Robin Rhode | Interview with the artist
Thomas Demand
Holly Roberts
Molly Springfield
Laurie Simmons
Ann Hamilton (sculptor)
Andy Goldsworthy
Thomas Demand
Ruth Thorne Thomsen
Christian Boltanski
Robert Parke Harrison
Dieter Appelt
David Levinthal
Helen Van Meene
Laurie Simmons
Ann Hamilton (sculptor)
Andy Goldsworthy
Thomas Demand
Ruth Thorne Thomsen
Christian Boltanski
Robert Parke Harrison
Dieter Appelt
David Levinthal
Helen Van Meene
Abelardo Morell (amazing camera obscura)
Vik Muniz
Sigmar Polke
Gordon Matta-Clark
Aspen Mays

THE ROOT of Photography and how it relates to painting
Watch: David Hockney’s, A Secret Knowledge, (part 1), (part 2), (part 3).

A contemporary film where a non-artist makes a camera obscura and tries to paint like Vermeer. (It’s great!) TIM’S VERMEER

And finally, thinking about drawing!

Paul Chiappe

These are tiny tiny tiny drawings, based on vintage, found, photographs. Go here (it’s a great site) for more information

 

OTHER RESOURCES
St.Lucy
(Interviews with photographers)

ICP VIDEO ARCHIVE

BORDER CROSSINGS, Issue#119

Go here. It’s an amazing resource of artists.

 

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All Images are from the NPR Picture Show blog. Lawrence with the 49-pound “Captive Airship.” Courtesy of the Lawrence Family

Before drones (and projects like Dronestagram) were used for photographic surveillance, people relied on balloons, kites and pigeons.  The camera in the above image was large enough to shoot large format film and required 9-17 kites to lift it.

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San Francisco Bay, 1906

Read the rest of the article and see more images here.

PIGEON CAM!
449px-Dr_Julius_Neubronner_patented_a_miniature_pigeon_camera_activated_by_a_timing_mechanism,_1903

A selection of images and pigeon cams | more about the origins, history and application | uses during war | The Pigeon Spy |

 

 

 

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After our conversation yesterday about the tension between analog and digital/fast and slow, I thought Emma and others would be interested in Bruno Ribeiro’s absurdist interpretation of Instagram.

And while we’re talking about Instagram, it’s worth mentioning, yet again, Dronestagram. And this:  Le Mois de la Photo a Montreal was Drone: The Automated Image. Search the site for better yet, download the program.

 

 

 

 

Experiment #3 Drawing and photography

The artwork of Trevor and Ryan Oakes—identical twins who use drawing to investigate vision and sometimes mimic the results of a camera obscura. The Oakes produce their drawings on curved paper, because the curved surface mimics they way light enters the eye. The video won’t embed, so watch it http://graphics8.nytimes.com/bcvideo/1.0/iframe/embed.html?videoId=100000003056293&playerType=embed” target=”_blank”>here.

Read more about the artists in this piece: Redrawing an iconic photograph with camera-like precision from The New York Times.

The video references this iconic image, Edward Steichen’s, The Flatiron Building, (1905)

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Another video of the Oakes drawing machine:

 

 

Experiment #3 Hillman Photography Initiative • SELFIE CITY

Hillman Photography Initiative.

The Hillman Photography Initiative at Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) investigates the lifecycle of images: their creation, transmission, consumption, storage, potential loss, and reemergence. Technology accelerates the pace of this cycle, and often alters or redirects the trajectory of an image in unexpected, powerful ways.

The Hillman Photography Initiative is an incubator for innovative thinking on the photographic image. The Initiative centers around four projects that, taken together, investigate the boundaries and possibilities of photography through the way that an image travels. Conceived through an open, discursive process, unique in a museum setting, these projects include live public events at the museum, a pop-up reading room in the galleries, two collaborative web-based projects, and a series of commissions, including documentary videos, art projects, and writing. This website is designed to foster public conversations around the larger story that these four projects tell, and knit them together in a single experience.

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The Hillman Photography Initiative has so many cool projects: Orphaned Images, The Invisible Photography, I’m especially excited for the upcoming issue about Physics and photographic processes! (nerd), and This Picture, which asks people to stop, look and respond to one image at a time. One image at a time—how we should all be looking. Looking, not swiping through SnapChat and Instagram.

**

SELFIE CITY!