The Blind Photographer: the remarkable world of sensory photography

  The Blind Photographer, published at the end of last year by Redstone Press, is a photography book that challenges our conception of what it means to see. Showcasing the work of more than fifty blind or partially sighted photographers from around the world, it celebrates the thriving and counter-intuitive … Continue reading

Photography and Collaboration

“…thinking about photography in collaborative terms invites us to reconfigure assumptions about the photographic act in all its stages.”   Dr Daniel Palmer is a writer and Associate Professor in the Art Theory Program in the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture at Monash University. His research and professional practice focuses … Continue reading

Wide Angle: Photography as Participatory Practice

Wide Angle: Photography as Participatory Practice is a wide-ranging collection of essays in response to the subject of participatory photographic practice. Edited by Terry Kurgan and Tracy Murinik Published by Fourthwall Books ISBN 978-0-9922404-0-0 Acknowledging that the political and ethical status of photography is never uncomplicated terrain, contributors to this … Continue reading

The Photographer’s Playbook

307 Assignments and Ideas Edited by Jason Fulford and Gregory Halpern The cover is BUMPY. And it’s a cool project. Assignments by many of Photography as a Social Practice friends in here, including Mark Menjivar, Nolan Calisch, Harrell Fletcher and Susan Meiselas (as well as John Baldessari, Tina Barney, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Jim Goldberg, Miranda July, … Continue reading

Jen Delos Reyes’ History of Social Practice Class — Bibliography

Jen Delos Reyes teaches a fantastic course in the history of social practice. Anyone looking for texts that delve into process, collaboration, social engagement, and socially engaged art at large will find great ideas here. _________ Alberro, A. (1999). Reconsidering Conceptual Art, 1966-1977. In A. Alberro & B. Stimson (Eds.), Conceptual Art: … Continue reading

Social Practice Projects That Pull Together Many Artists’ Work

I was just looking over an assignment for Jason Fulford and Gregory Halpern’s upcoming Photographer’s Playbook (which you can pre-order from Aperture or Amazon) and thinking about social practice projects that involve assigning a group of people a task, and then pulling all those assignments together into a book. Another … Continue reading