Selected by Artforum Photo Editor Chandra Glick from an international call for entry, the works on view in Living Image speak to the craftsmanship of the techniques used to create them. Artifacts of the processes create serendipitous “imperfections” that stand in stark contrast to the ubiquitous, digitally processed imagery that surrounds us today. From historic processes to photograms to sculptural pieces, the work serves to reconnect viewers with the handmade aspects of photography that have largely been disassociated from the medium in the digital age.
In conjunction with the exhibit, we will also be hosting a variety of interactive events,including a lecture by Chandra Glick, cyanotype making in the park, a large format photography workshop, an informal group critique, and a trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s study room. We hope you’ll join us for one or more of these events!