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