ONE OF THE FIRST PHOTOGRAPHS
Louis Jacques Daguerre,”Boulevard du Temple”, 1830
Earliest candid photograph of a person.
More about Daguerre
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?
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
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
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
Artist website | Review in FRIEZE | Who and Whom
Sies + Hoke | Interview in Interview |
Saatchi Gallery | MOMA
Interview at Aperture Magazine | At Saatchi Gallery | Altman Siegel | ArtForum 2014 review
Grange Prize | Interview in Aperture | Review in ArtForum
Ansel Adams | artist website | Art 21 video | interview | Canadian Art: Three Essential Works | AIMA award
At Marc Foxx gallery
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
website | Artist in Residence (2014) at the AGO
Clamp Art | Artist website
Article about Penelope Umbrico
website | film | At MIT | Video at ICP
website | Also search this blog, there are several interviews with her.
At Yossi Milo Gallery | Interview in St.Lucy
2013 Le Mois de la Photo a Montrea
• 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.
• 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
description of project
TREVOR PAGLEN (the artist who started Dronestragram)
A selection of images and pigeon cams | more about the origins, history and application | uses during war | The Pigeon Spy |
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