Final Project Help | Resources

Research | The importance of looking.

This list is by no means exhaustive, but it is a good place to start.

Museum | Gallery websites
is a great list of photography-related museums
Saatchi Gallery
Tate Modern
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The British Museum
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Smithsonian Cooper-Hewittt National Design Museum
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Centre Pompidou (Paris)
Guggenheim (Bilbao)
Guggenheim (NY)
The J.Paul Getty Museum
MIT open courseware
Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
Musee d’Art Contemporain (Montreal)
Wexner Center for the Arts
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago)

National Gallery of Canada
Victoria and Albert Museum

International Center of Photography. Especially their BLOG and their searchable image database/archive.

Magazines | Online Journals
Aperture Magazine (Especially the weekly blog)
The F Stop (professional photographers discuss their craft)
Border Crossings
Frieze Magazine
Art Forum
Art Papers
Canadian Art
Feature Shoot
(interviews with contemporary photographers)
Conscientious Extended
St. Lucy

Monoskop: A wiki for art and culture

Ciel Variable : The Archives

Shooting Gallery

OTIS College on YouTube (excellent resources for artist interviews, lectures, etc)

Art 21

My Modern Met



Scholarly websites
TATE research
Smart History

Journal of Contemporary Art

Art Facts
Images: A Journal of Film and Popular Culture
Arts section of New York Times
Subject and Course guides from The U of G library

PHOTOGRAPHY at the Smithsonian Magazine

Keeping Track of your Research
Creating a Google Alert. Tips for getting the results you want

Texture • Breaking the photographic surface Photo-based installationConstructed environments

• Above image by Holly Roberts
• Drawings based on photographs, at the scale of 35mm negatives: Paul Chiappe
Robert Parke Harrison especially The Architect’s Brother

Above image by Sara Angelucci
• Thomas Demand | website | about a recent exhibit in Montreal
• Annette Messager | about | interview in Bomb | interview/review in The Guardian |
Aspen Mays
• Christian Boltanski | Marian Goodman gallery | MOMA | Park Avenue Armory (scroll for video)
Robin Rhodes | At White Cube | At Lehmann Maupin | On this blog
Tidying Up! (above images by Ursus Wehrli)
Ursus Wehrli | TED talk
Tony Cragg
Tony Cragg
Not sure what category this belong in, other than the GOOD! category
Ryan Park, Medium

Street Photographers

Helen Levitt
Stephen Shore
Robert Frank
Gary Winogrand
Lee Friedlander
Mary Ellen Mark
Bruce Davidson
Joel Meyerowitz
James Nachtwey
Black Star Agency
Magnum Photo Agency
And, I say this all the time, The New York Times Lens BlogThis is a good beginning, search this blog or any of the other zillion resources I’ve posted.

Studio Physics | John Chervinsky


Coffee Cups and Paintings on Doors, 2011 from John Chervinsky’s series Studio Physics.

Chervinsky spent eighteen years running a particle accelerator (woah) at Harvard University and has collaborated with museums, using accelerator technology in the analysis of art. Chervinsky currently works at Harvard’s Rowland Institute for Science.

Hourglass Paintings on Door, 2012.

Writing Artist Statements

Yes, it's a picture of a cat, on a blog.

For tomorrow’s class, Artist statements are stupid and I don’t want to write one, bring the following:
1. Images from your final project, the more the better.
If you are working with analog technology, bring your prints. If you are working digitally bring a drive that contains your images.

2. Snacks. Writing is hard; snacks are not.



Spring and Arnaud | Photosculpture



Tonight, Thursday, November 7 is the opening night of the Festival of Moving Media, Guelph’s Documentary Film Festival. There will be films all weekend, including a karoake party on Friday night, hosted by Jenny Omnichord. More info about the festival.

The opening film is “Spring and Arnaud” the story of artists Arnaud Maggs and Spring Hurlbut.

Spring Hurlbut | Canadian Art | Georgia Scherman Projects | National Gallery | Video Interview from Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal

Arnaud Maggs | Susan Hobbs | National Gallery of Canada | Globe and Mail | Canadian Art | artist website

Thursday, November 7, 2013
7:30 MSAC, $10
Director, Marcia Connolly, will speak after the screening.


Photo Sculpture
Resources for Eleni and anyone else interested in photo-based sculpture:

Anthony Koutras

Genevieve Cadieux | Video (interview)

Christian Boltanski | MOMA | Marian Goodman | TATE | Video interview, show at Grand Palais, Paris


Research Presentation: Layered/Composite Imagery

ImageNancy Burson, Composite Silver Prints: First and Second Beauty Composites.


Left: Nancy Burson, Mankind. Right: Nancy Burson, Businessman.

ImageNancy Burson, One/Goddess.

ImageImageLeft: Jason Salavon, Rembrandt. Right: Jason Salavon, Velazquez.


Left: Jason Salavon, The Class of 1988. Right: Jason Salavon, The Class of 1988.

ImageJames Turnley, Untitled.

ImageJames Turnley, Untitled.


Doug Keyes, Ground Zero (New York).

ImageDoug Keyes, Harbour Lights (New York).

ImageDoug Keyes, Becher-Water Towers.

ImageDoug Keyes, Chuck Close.


Left: Idris Khan, every . . . Nicholas Nixon Brown Sisters (2004). Right: Idris Khan, every . . . Bernd and Hilla Becher Prison Type Gasholder (2006).


Daniel Volker, Overdoes series – Untitled.


Daniel Volker, Overdoes series – Untitled.


Kim Boske, Mapping series – Untitled.

ImageKim Boske, Mapping series – Untitled.

ImageHo Ryon Lee, Overlapping Images series – Untitled.

ImageHo Ryon Lee, Overlapping Images series – Untitled.

Make your own digital camera + Blog instructions

Make your own digital camera:
BigShot camera is a kit for making your own DIGITAL camera with panorama and 3D functionality. The scientist behind the project was interviewed this morning on National Public Radio’s, Science Friday where he explained some basic concepts of how digital cameras process and capture images.

Help with WordPress Posts
Several of you have mentioned you don’t know how to post to the blog. It’s super easy. Log in with your WordPress user name, and then just write.

I’ve posted an brief wordpress-tutorial I didn’t write this, but it seems to include all the basic instructions if you are having problems.

Your research bibliographies and images MUST be posted on the blog. Please TAG and CATEGORIZE your posts with Final Project (the category already exists, you simply chose it from the pull down menu) and any other relevant tags.

Kim–you have a DRAFT post. Remember that when you finish writing you must hit the PUBLISH button. Emma–try to post your Instagram link again.

If you are interested in posting to the blog from your phone, email me. I have a specific email address that allows you to do that!

Real Life Instagram


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 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.

Halloween Potluck!

Why, of course, people walk down the street eating peanut butter from a jar. Duh.

Katie had the clever idea of turning our crit into a sugar-fueled pot luck! Sounds good to me. If you are going to bring something please leave a comment on this post—that way we won’t end up with 5 bags of candy corn.