Tapping the Creative Energies of New York City’s Migrants with Street and Studio Photography

Reposted from Prison Photography April 27, 2015   GIVING POWER TO THE PEOPLE Sol Aramendi is an absolute force. Community smarts, a big heart and bloody hardwork makes her THE instigator for photography and inquiry among the immigrants living in New York city. Project Luz, an organization she founded, delivers photography workshops. Most … Continue reading

Wendy Ewald

“When I first started making photographs, I was fascinated by documentary efforts to catalogue social and economic problems of the 1930s and the occasional successes of social reforms. With time I learned to back off from the world and let it reveal itself to me, and as I did, each project became a distinct challenge to see beneath surface relationships. As the work progressed and I became more conscious of my method, I was able to experiment with ways of sharing control over the image-making. The active dialogue between the photographer and the subject (and inevitably the viewer) became for me the essential point of a photograph. Beyond esthetic choices, I came to see photography as a language to which everyone has access.”

 
From the PHOTOGRAPHY AND SOCIAL PRACTICE broadsheet, May 2014.

Feedback from Photo-Based Social Practice Panel

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

Photo-based Social Practice Broadsheet

This is the four-page newspaper we created to share some of the driving questions and ideas with the audience during the panel discussion on socially engaged, transdisciplinary, and expanded practices in contemporary photography at Aperture Foundation in New York as part of the Open Engagement conference in May. Click on the title … 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