How do you take pictures of somebody in a way that brings them to the table instead of putting them on the menu?
– Sharita Towne in conversation about Our City in Stereo with Gemma-Rose Turnbull, NE Killingsworth Street, Portland, Oregon 11 July 2016
“Sam Cotter’s pocket-sized publication “Reciprocity – a failure to communicate” investigates photographic reciprocity failure, a technical term in photography for the instances in which photographic materials stops behaving in a linear way. In these situations the medium has a kind of autonomy and requires more from a scene than is … Continue reading
Audience/participants reading the 4-page PHOTOGRAPHY AND SOCIAL PRACTICE broadsheet, a PDF of which can be found here. Today we (Pete Brook, Eliza Gregory, Gemma-Rose Turnbull, Mark Strandquist and Wendy Ewald) had the Photo-Based Social Practice panel, a discussion of socially engaged, transdisciplinary, and expanded practices in contemporary photography at Aperture Foundation in New York for Open Engagement. As … Continue reading
“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
“How can you still retain the agency and activist potential of photo-media for a secondary audience, when you increase the collaborative and participatory processes of documentary-based socially engaged photo-projects explicitly designed to forefront the social aesthetic, and privilege a primary audience?”