Photo I : Pinhole Cameras and Photograms

GENERAL HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAMS
From Man Ray to Thomas Ruff—article
Good description with images
WILLIAM HENRY FOX TALBOT
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ANNA ATKINS
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Festuca grasses from ‘British and Foreign Flowering Plants and Ferns’, c.1854
Brief Bio | The Getty | University of Texas, Austin

 

MAN RAY-Rayograms
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Metropolitan Museum of Art
At Aqua Velvet
General description of photography and surrealism

 

 

LASZLO MOHOLY NAGY
At MOMA | At the Getty Musuem

 

*CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS

ADAM FUSS
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• At Cheim & Reid
• At Fraenkel Gallery
• At Artists and Alchemists
• Good article with terrible formatting
Interview in BOMB magazine.

 

ALISON ROSSITERGuilleminot-Riviera-ca30-diptych 516dcd9059f80photo_high_8690

• Represented by Stephen Bulger (Toronto)
Yossi Milo (NY)
• Canadian Art profile
Article in Le Rencontres d’Arles
Video at Gallery Intell

 

GARY FABIAN MILLER2010_002_night-cell

Artist Website
Video and images at Victoria and Albert Museum
At Ingleby Gallery

SHADOW CATCHERS at The Victoria and Albert Museum
• Camera-less photo
techniques at Victoria and Albert Museum
A History of Camera-less Photography at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
A listing of all of the artists plus video interviews in the Camera-less Photography exhibit.

 

SUSAN DERGES

Susan Derges
Prix Pictet
Paul Kasmin Gallery
Video, commissioned by the Victoria and Albert Museum.
At Oxford University
At Danziger Gallery

 

ABELARDO MORELL
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Flashlight and Salt, photogram on 8×10 film
More of his photograms

 

 

THOMAS RUFF
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Photograms for the new age (interview in Aperture magazine)
See more work at David Zwirner gallery

 

 

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Extended Practices: Thinking About Gesture


EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE
(the o.g. animated gif)
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A collection of newly animated gifs from the stills | Great NPR story
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Woman Dancing at Night, 1887

The Victorian Peeper | The Smithsonian | Muybridge at TATE Britain AthletesPosturingPlate1151879fromTheAttitudesofAnimalsinMotion+small
Athletes Posing, 1879

 

JULIA FULLERTON BATTEN

Dressing Gown, Julia Fullerton Batten

Dressing Gown, Julia Fullerton Batten

Interview | Her body of work, In Between |

FRANCESCA WOODMAN | TATE Modern | New York Review of Books
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Francesca Woodman: House #3, Providence, Rhode Island, 1976

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ELISE WINDSOR | Mise en abyme |

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Ovoid Left, 2011

 

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

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ANN HAMILTON!

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Artist website | On Art 21 | Radio Interview ” Making and The Spaces We Share(On Being) | More videos about The Embodied Art of Ann Hamilton

TINO SEHGAL
At The Guggenheim | Interview in The New Yorker | Video! at Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam | Filling a city with cavorting couples | General Guardian link for all things Tino Sehgal | On Performativity at the Walker Art Centre

FRANICS ALYS
Artist  website | Sometimes Making Something Leads to Nothing |

GESTURAL INSPIRATION: DANCE!

Mark Morris Dance Group | website | VIDEO! | Photo gallery | You Tube
Martha Graham Dance
Dayton Contemporary Dance
Garth Fagan Dance
Savion Glover | Video
Sammy Davis Jr and Gregory Hines
And, there is never, ever, anything better than this or this

David Parsons Dance | CAUGHT

 

 

QUANTUM – Teaser from Cie Gilles Jobin on Vimeo.

Gilles Jobin was the 2012 artist-in-residence at the CERN* physics laboratory in Switzerland. He created an abstract dance piece inspired by concepts in particle physics. A brief description from this New York Times article.
“…dancers will begin with a subtle jiggling motion that evokes the vibration of subatomic particles, which could be seen as a sort of quantum twerk. Under crackling ambient music assembled from supercollider data by the composer Carla Scaletti, they begin to orbit and swarm, pulled by invisible forces like gravity and magnetism. The spectacle will be lit, somewhat ominously, by lamps that swing on motorized pendulums — a “lumino-kinetic sculpture” contributed by the German artist Julius von Bismarck. “You don’t have to know anything about physics, it’s not a demonstration or explanation of scientific concepts,” Mr. Jobin said. “Now that I know that everything is moving, that we are mostly made of emptiness, that our bodies are holding together with incredible forces, it feels different to move my body.

 

Major Project #2

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

MAJOR PROJECT #2 : Revisioning and Revisiting History

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 |

Digital Nonsilver | Major Project One

ONE OF THE FIRST PHOTOGRAPHS

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Louis Jacques Daguerre,”Boulevard du Temple”, 1830
Earliest candid photograph of a person.
More about Daguerre

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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