In socially engaged photography and documentary practice, listening and participation can become both the medium and the form, the journey and the destination. This panel will explore relationships between listening and participation. Can listening set conditions for meaningful participation? Can participation produce new opportunities for listening? Is it possible for … Continue reading
I met Ethan when we were artist mentors together at Southern Exposure in 2015. Since then I have watched his practice grow into the world in a way that I find really exciting and that I really relate to. So I asked him if he would let us explore his practice a … Continue reading
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
“My personal life can be intertwined with my work in a positive way; relationships can provide the foundation of an image and a project, as well as a life. As I’ve grown into this understanding of myself and my work, I’ve moved from being focused on an image to being focused on a neighborhood. I’ve become a wife and a mother. I’ve seen how photography can create social change, and it isn’t through the pictures, it’s through the process of making art.”
From the PHOTOGRAPHY AND SOCIAL PRACTICE broadsheet, May 2014.
Quibriance Waters from The King School Portrait Project. “I think it’s one of those fundamental questions a lot of people talk about in terms of social practice. I don’t know that aesthetics are the end goal of a lot of art. When you take a look at an artist … 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