Author: photocraftavl
Who is David Raymond?
Who is David Raymond?

(by Ann Batchelder) On Sunday morning, April 3, photo+craft offers a rare opportunity to hear David Raymond speak, along with Hedy Fischer and Randy Shull, in an event called “Building a Collection” (moderated by David Brown) at the Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center in downtown Asheville.  Whether you are interested in contemporary art, […]

Creating Change: Art and Society
Creating Change: Art and Society

(by Ann Batchelder) At photo+craft, the relationship between contemporary art and society will be brought to public attention through several events. Namita Gupta  Wiggers‘ Keynote presentation looks at the role photography (through social media) plays today in creating virtual communities. photo+craft Keynote Speaker Fred Ritchin,  will give a talk April 1 titled  “Bending the Frame: Photography and Social […]

Introducing Christina Z. Anderson
Introducing Christina Z. Anderson

Bentley Archives .129, Mordancage 2010 (posted by Anna Helgeson) I would like you to meet another*artist participating in Authentic Constructions: Christina Z. Anderson. Christina is invested in the photographic expressions and techniques of the 19th century, such as gum and casein bichromate and mordançage. Her work has shown nationally and internationally in 100 shows and 40 […]

“This is a Photograph” opens at Penland Gallery Tuesday March 22
“This is a Photograph” opens at Penland Gallery Tuesday March 22

Sally Mann, Untitled (Self Portraits), ambrotype, 2006-2012   (post by Bridget Conn) In April of 2015, photographic artist Dan Estabrook organized a round-table discussion at Penland School of Crafts to tackle the subject of the future of chemical photography in the digital age. Discussion points included “Can we make a meaningful distinction between chemical or ‘alternative process’ […]

Introducing Constance Thalken
Introducing Constance Thalken

(post by Anna Helgeson) A spectacle of collection, manipulation, and destruction of non-photographic material will be on view during photo+craft in an exhibition curated by Anna Helgeson entitled Authentic Constructions.  One of the five participating artists, Constance Thalken,will share her project The Soul Is A Light Housekeeper , a strangely mesmerizing and intimate look into the detritus of every day life. […]

Is Instagram Photography?
Is Instagram Photography?

  “Owning a pencil does not make one a writer, even though one does write with it. So is there a similar threshold in photography that differentiates an actual photograph, made by a camera, from another kind of image also made by a camera? Is even posing this question somewhat elitist?” —Fred Ritchin.  Ritchin will […]

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