Photography and Memory

Becky Comber, Sky Edge, from the series Broken Horizons, 2013
Becky Comber, Sky Edge, from the series Broken Horizons, 2013

Jessica Eaton, Cfaal 384, 2013, Courtesy Jessica Bradley Gallery

Hello Photographers!

I hope you’re having a good summer. Do you remember what you last photographed with your smart phone? There’s a reason for that.

Listen to this interview, which kicks off a series, about the connection between memory and photography.

Also, a reminder to get to Toronto and see the Contact Photography Festival before the end of May.

Here you are, in a terrible photo.

SART 4700 | Winter 2013Look. There you are, in a terrible photo.

Just a reminder about the CONTACT Photography Festival. May 1-31, All photos, All the time. Get yourself to Toronto and see some stuff.

TypologyJustify2_680(image from The Typology)
For those of you interested in typologies, go here or here.

Calling all photo history nerds:
There is a free symposium at Ryerson, The Public Life of Photographs.
I’ll be there. Find me and say hi.

And finally, for those of you doing book projects (Georgia, Susannah, Andy), think bigger. Have Alec Soth print your book. He also organizes a great narrative/storytelling with images summer camp. Called,The Camp for Socially Awkward Storytellers.
You should apply next year.

Enjoy May. Keep photographing.

Yes! The blog lives | Contact photo festival

Michael Wolf, Tokyo Compression #52, 2009

Just a reminder that the month of May is devoted to the CONTACT photography festival. This year’s theme is Public. There are some fantastic exhibits in Toronto right now. Go see them. Here is the CONTACT website:

I especially recommend the following exhibits:

Stephen Bulger Gallery: Sanaz Mazinani, Frames of the Visible
MOCCA: Street View and Public: Collective Identity | Occupied Spaces
Angell Gallery: Andrew B. Myers, Common Misconception and Jon Rafman, 9-Eyes of Google Street View
University of Toronto Art Centre
Design Exchange:
Lynne Cohen, Nothing is Hidden