Photography & Social Practice Workshop: Critical Questions and Resources

  The Photography & Social Practice Workshop will provide a forum for the Open Engagement community to shape a large conversation that will aim to unfold through a book, a blog, an exhibition and a daylong event in conjunction with partners such as Aperture, the Magnum Foundation and OE 2018. … Continue reading

PHOTOGRAPHER ERIC GOTTESMAN COLLABORATES WITH ETHIOPIAN TEENS TO MAKE INCREDIBLY POWERFUL IMAGES

Mark Strandquist recently wrote a great article for feature shoot about the powerful images generated by Eric Gottesman’s collaboration with Ethiopian teenagers. We love Eric’s work, and Mark makes clear why the images are so important. I tell my family I am HIV+. They forgot me and ate at the … Continue reading

Windows Without Prison Bars

 “If you could have a window in your cell, what place from your past would it look out to?”      Mark Strandquist’s work “Windows from Prison” is featured on The New York Times Lens blog today. The article written by Rena Silverman features accounts and stories from participants (both current and ex-prisoners). … Continue reading

Panel at Aperture Foundation for Open Engagement 2014

We are so delighted to announce that we are presenting a discussion of socially engaged, transdisciplinary, and expanded practices in contemporary photography at Aperture, as part of Open Engagement 2014. The panel will be presented in conjunction with the Photography, Expanded Spring 2014 issue of Aperture magazine, produced in collaboration with guest editor … Continue reading

PhD Interview

“As it becomes increasingly more common for Documentary Photographers to integrate participatory and collaborative practices into their photographic projects, inviting people who were previously ‘subjects’ to become co-creators, there is also an increased tension between the collaborative process and the photographic product. When we move towards making work that is … Continue reading