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.

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




William Eggleston:

  • One of the first non-commercial photographers that began to shoot in colour.
  • Creates images from commonplace objects, the banal and everyday, with a special attention to detail.
  • Makes large-format prints to monumentalize otherwise mundane objects.
  • Does not discriminate between the objects he shoots, that is, “he sees a sunset the same as a dirty toilet filled with piss.”


(Images from

Research Links:


Kyle Van Horn:

  • Professor in the Fine Arts department at the Maryland Institute and co-owner of Baltimore Print Studios.
  • Attached a camera to a piece of black foam core and mailed it around the world, asking postal workers to take a picture before they mailed it.


(Image from:

Matthew McVickar:


Dawn Olson:

Thomas Anderson:

Greg Lipscomb:

Final Project – River

Elisabeth Kubler Ross created the model for the 5 Stages of Grief; it touches on the sort of grief you would face in finding out you were dying or someone close to you has died.

5 Stages as shown above: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance.

Alban Grosdidier

Representing people drowning the focus of the work is on the emotion displayed.

Manjari Sharma

Manjari Sharma

I love this photo.

Invited people into the shower to photograph them, it became a confessional space. Private lives coming through in this intimate space.

Gillian Wearing

Signs that say what you want to them to say, and not signs that say what someone else wants you to say.

Gregory Crewdson

Ophelia portrayal in a modern setting

Micah Lexier

David Series (Revisited 10 years later): shows the progression of age, some David’s couldn’t be found or had passed away after 10 years.

Gregor Schneider

“I find the public portrayal of death on TV and on the internet violent and cruel; it lacks grace and respect for the human spirit. But I don’t think there is anything cruel in the reality of death in itself: there has to be more humane way of presenting it.

I think our culture needs to reinvestigate the way we deal with death. It has not just become a taboo, it is something that we actively try to push out of our daily lives. People used to die within the family. These days, many die in hospitals, locked away from the public.”

-Wants to have an art piece where someone in invited into a space to die


Interest: Creating that relationship with a person and their death instead of focusing on an interview style approach I am looking at near death experiences – people have died, come back and shared the experience of what it was like actually dying. A common idea is that you view yourself from above as if having an out of body experience and seeing some sort of bright light source. The tension between the body and the viewer above is interesting to me as well as the feeling of heightened sensual awareness and time speeding up. Mainly people who have had these experiences aka. died state that they don’t fear death now.

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.

Emma and Peter and Things about time


Olafur Eliasson: | Project Sammlung

Peter Fischli and David Weiss | TATE Modern | Matthew Marks Gallery (look for the multiple exposure project)

Alison Rossiter | (specifically the Expired Papers—Emma, this is good for you, also) | Profile/Interview in BorderCrossings
The PHOTO issue of BorderCrossings. This is good for everyone!

Reframing Photography