Art Right Now - Photography: Technology and Traditions
Paula Burleigh, teaching fellow, Whitney Museum of American Art
The digital age has redefined the field of photography, a medium that is unique for its overlap with the non-art world. Indeed, we live in and for pictures. Owing to the advent of Photoshop and other means of digital editing, the appearance of photographic imagery is no longer constrained by the fact-based physical world. Photography today occupies a strange and sometimes uneasy position between acting as document/witness, and a fabricated image. We will look at how artists working in photography negotiate this tension, how photographic methods have changed along with technology, how photography has changed post-internet, and finally, how artists continue to experiment with now antiquated methods of film-based photography. Artists featured will include Rodney Graham, An-My Lê, Catherine Opie, Josephine Pryde and Lisa Oppenheim, among others.
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