The Photograph As Contemporary Art

The Photograph As Contemporary Art World Of Art

The Photograph As Contemporary Art World Of Art

A new edition of the definitive title in the field of contemporary art photography by one of the world’s leading experts on the subject, Charlotte Cotton. In the twenty-first century, photography has come of age as a contemporary art form. Almost two centuries after photographic technology was first invented, the art world has fully embraced it as a legitimate medium, equal in status to painting and sculpture. The Photograph as Contemporary Art introduces the extraordinary range of contemporary art photography, from portraits of intimate life to highly staged directorial spectacles. Arranged thematically, the book reproduces work from a vast span of photographers, including Andreas Gursky, Barbara Kasten, Catherine Opie, Cindy Sherman, Deana Lawson, Diana Markosian, Elle Pérez, Gregory Halpern, Lieko Shiga, Nan Goldin, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Pixy Liao, Susan Meiselas, and Zanele Muholi. This fully revised and updated new edition revitalizes previous discussion of works from the 2000s through dialogue with more recent practice. Alongside previously featured work, Charlotte Cotton celebrates a new generation of artists who are shaping photography as a culturally significant medium for our current sociopolitical climate. A superb resource, The Photograph as Contemporary Art is a uniquely broad and diverse reflection of the field.

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Genre : Photography
Author : Charlotte Cotton
Publisher : Thames & Hudson
Release : 2020-09-08
Total Pages : 264 Pages
ISBN : 9780500775943


The Photograph As Contemporary Art

The Photograph As Contemporary Art

In the 21st century photography has come of age as a contemporary art form. Almost two centuries after photographic technology was first invented, the art world has fully embraced it as a legitimate medium, equal in status to painting and sculpture. This book provides an introduction to the extraordinary range of contemporary art photography, from portraits of intimate life to highly staged, directorial spectacle. The vast span of photographers whose work is reproduced includes established artists such as Isa Genzken, Jeff Wall, Sophie Calle, Thomas Demand, Nan Goldin and Sherry Levine, as well as emerging talents such as Sara VanDerBeek, Rashid Johnson, Viviane Sassen and Amalia Ulman. This new edition revitalizes previous discussion of works from the 2000s through dialogue with more recent practice. Adding to the wide selection featured of work, Cotton celebrates a new generation of artists, who are shaping photography as a culturally significant medium for our current socio-political climate.

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Genre : Art
Author : Charlotte Cotton
Publisher : Thames and Hudson Limited
Release : 2020-08-27
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 0500775931


How Photography Became Contemporary Art

How Photography Became Contemporary Art

A leading critic’s inside story of “the photo boom” during the crucial decades of the 1970s and 80s When Andy Grundberg landed in New York in the early 1970s as a budding writer, photography was at the margins of the contemporary art world. By 1991, when he left his post as critic for the New York Times, photography was at the vital center of artistic debate. Grundberg writes eloquently and authoritatively about photography’s “boom years,” chronicling the medium’s increasing role within the most important art movements of the time, from Earth Art and Conceptual Art to performance and video. He also traces photography’s embrace by museums and galleries, as well as its politicization in the culture wars of the 80s and 90s. Grundberg reflects on the landmark exhibitions that defined the moment and his encounters with the work of leading photographers—many of whom he knew personally—including Gordon Matta-Clark, Cindy Sherman, and Robert Mapplethorpe. He navigates crucial themes such as photography’s relationship to theory as well as feminism and artists of color. Part memoir and part history, this perspective by one of the period’s leading critics ultimately tells a larger story about the crucial decades of the 70s and 80s through the medium of photography.

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Genre : Photography
Author : Andy Grundberg
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2021-02-23
Total Pages : 296 Pages
ISBN : 9780300234107


Photography Is Magic Signed Edition

Photography Is Magic Signed Edition

Photography Is Magic draws together current ideas about the use of photography as an invaluable medium in the contemporary art world. Edited and with an essay by leading photography writer and curator Charlotte Cotton, this critical publication surveys the work of a diverse group of artists, many working at the borders of the "art world" and the "photography world," all of whom are engaged with experimental ideas concerning photographic practice and its place in a shifting photographic landscape being reshaped by digital techniques. Readers are shown the scope of photographic possibilities in the context of the contemporary creative process. From Michele Abeles and Walead Beshty to Daniel Gordon and Matthew Lipps, Cotton has selected artists who are consciously reframing photographic practices using mixed media, appropriation and a recalibration of analog processes. Cotton brings these artists together around the idea of magic, the properties of illusion and material transformation that uniquely characterize photography. Beautifully produced and critically rigorous, Photography Is Magic is aimed at younger photo aficionados, students and anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of contemporary photography. It includes images and text by more than 80 artists, including Sara Cwynar, Shannon Ebner, Annette Kelm, Josh Kline, Elad Lassry, Jon Rafman, Shirana Shahbazi and Sara VanDerBeek, among many others.

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Author : Charlotte Cotton
Publisher : Aperture Direct
Release : 2015-09-29
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 1683950178


The Photograph As Contemporary Art

The Photograph As Contemporary Art

Offers a survey of contemporary art photography that includes discussions of the eight categories within the discipline, profiles of prominent artists, and photographs with detailed explanations.

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Genre : Photography
Author : Charlotte Cotton
Publisher :
Release : 2009
Total Pages : 248 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105133021290


Public Private Secret

Public Private Secret

Copublished by Aperture and the International Center of Photography

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Genre : Photography
Author : Charlotte Cotton
Publisher :
Release : 2018
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 1597114383


Andy Warhol S Serial Photography

Andy Warhol S Serial Photography

Between 1982 and 1987 Andy Warhol created 503 works composed of black-and-white photographic prints stitched together with thread. Indebted to his earlier silkscreen paintings, these works were also the result of lifelong photographic exploration and a prolific decade when the artist shot over 124,000 frames. In an effort to interpret Warhol's enigmatic photographic series, this study contextualizes them within the history of photography and the art world of the 1980s. William Ganis demonstrates how Warhol manipulates the tenets of modern art photography to create ambiguity in the perception of the images.

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Genre : Art
Author : William V. Ganis
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2004-06-28
Total Pages : 206 Pages
ISBN : 0521823358


Criticizing Photographs

Criticizing Photographs

This brief text is designed to help both beginning and advanced students of photography better develop and articulate thoughtful criticism. Organized around the major activities of criticism (describing, interpreting, evaluating, and theorizing), Criticizing Photographs provides a clear framework and vocabulary for students' critical skill development.

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Genre : Art
Author : Terry Barrett, Professor
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
Release : 2011-03-24
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 0073526533


The Photographer S Green Book

The Photographer S Green Book

Part archive and part guidebook, The Photographer's Green Book's inaugural publication, Vol. 1, explores the themes of history, community, and process in photography. It explores these themes through essays, interviews from artists and organizations, and images from diverse lens based artists. The book also features questions and organization listings to help readers further engage with these concepts.

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Genre : Artists
Author : Jay Simple
Publisher :
Release : 2021-08-25
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 0578996618


Photography After Capitalism

Photography After Capitalism

A polemical analysis of the politics and economics of today's vernacular photographic cultures. In Photography After Capitalism, Benedict Burbridge makes the case for a radically expanded conception of photography, encompassing the types of labor too often obscured by black-boxed technologies, slick platform interfaces, and the compulsion to display lives to others. His lively and polemical analysis of today's vernacular photographic cultures shines new light on the hidden work of smartphone assembly teams, digital content moderators, Street View car drivers, Google “Scan-Ops,”low-paid gallery interns, homeless participant photographers, and the photo-sharing masses. Bringing together cultural criticism, social history, and political philosophy, Burbridge examines how representations of our photographic lives—in advertising, journalism, scholarship and, particularly, contemporary art—shape a sense of what photography is and the social relations that comprise it. More precisely, he focuses on how different critical and creative strategies—from the appropriation of social media imagery to performative traversals of the network, from documentaries about secretive manual labor to science fiction fantasies of future sabotage—affect our understanding of photography's interactions with political and economic systems. Drawing insight and inspiration from recent analyses of digital labour, community economies and post-capitalism, Burbridge harnesses the ubiquity of photography to cognitively map contemporary capitalism in search of its weak spots and levers, sites of resistance, and opportunities to build better worlds.

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Genre : Photography
Author : Ben Burbridge
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2020-12-15
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781912685998