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Author Squiers, Carol, 1948- author

Title What is a photograph? / Carol Squiers ; with essays by Geoffrey Batchen, George Baker, and Hito Steyerl
Published New York : DelMonico Books-Prestel, [2013]
Munich ; New York : DelMonico Books-Prestel ; New York : International Center of Photography, [2014]


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Description 256 pages : colour illustrations ; 29 cm
regular print
Contents What is a photograph? / Carol Squiers -- "Photography": An art of the real / Geoffrey Batchen -- Photography and the philosophers / George Baker -- Walking through screens: Images in transition / Hito Steyerl -- Works
Summary PHOTOGRAPHY & PHOTOGRAPHS. Few people ask, "What is a painting? A drawing? A sculpture?" But the medium of photography, especially since the 1970s, has been constantly changing as technological developments allow for endless experimentation - until the very definition of a photograph becomes ripe for debate. Beginning with the waning days of conceptual art, this book presents a wide variety of artists - among them James Welling, Christopher Williams, Uta Barth, Marco Breuer, Alison Rossiter, Parker Ito, Sigmar Polke, and Gerhard Richter - who have reconsidered and reinvented the role of light, color, composition, materiality, and subject in the art of photography. Brought together for the first time in book form, these individuals have found new ways of implementing both analog and digital technology, in many cases creating hybrid works that open up new possibilities for today's artists
Notes Artists included in the exhibition : Matthew Brandt, Marco Breuer, Liz Deschenes, Adam Fuss, Owen Kydd, Floris Neususs, Marlo Pascual, Sigmar Polke, Eileen Quinlan, Jon Rafman, Gerhard Richter, Mariah Robertson, Alison Rossiter, Lucas Samaras, David Benjamin Sherry, Travess Smalley, Kate Steciw, Artie Vierkant, James Welling, Christopher Williams, Letha Wilson
Organized by ICP Curator Carol Squiers, What Is a Photograph? will explore the intense creative experimentation in photography that has occurred since the 1970s. Conceptual art introduced photography into contemporary art making, using the medium in ways that challenged it artistically, intellectually, and technically and broadened the notion of what a photograph could be in art. A new generation of artists began an equally rigorous but more aesthetically adventurous analysis, which probed photography itself - from the role of light, color, composition, to materiality and the subject
Published on the occasion of the exhibition What is a photograph? held at the International Center of Photography, New York, January 31-May 4, 2014
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject International Center of Photography -- Exhibitions.
Conceptual art -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Photography -- Philosophy -- Exhibitions.
Photography -- Philosophy.
Photography, Abstract -- Exhibitions.
Conceptual art -- Exhibitions.
Photography, Abstract -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Photography, Artistic -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Author Baker, George, Writer of added commentary
Batchen, Geoffrey, Writer of added commentary
Squiers, Carol, 1948- curator
Steyerl, Hitoe, Writer of added commentary
International Center of Photography.
LC no. 2013954156
ISBN 3791353519 (hardback)
9783791353517 (hardback)