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ArtReport: Fred Ritchin Speaks About Activism in the Digital Age
ArtReport: Fred Ritchin Speaks About Activism in the Digital Age

(by Alison Sher, reprinted from ARTREPORT) Fred Ritchin has built his career on using documentary photography to promote democracy. At Asheville’s first ever photo+craft festival, he presented as the keynote speaker on the topic behind his most recent book, Bending the Frame. Ritchin shared about how digital photography, citizen journalism, social media, and smart phone […]

Thanks to All!
Thanks to All!

MANY THANKS to Warren Wilson College, the Windgate Charitable Foundation, the presenters, artists, venues, +and participants, sponsors and all who attended for making photo+craft a memorable event!! — the photo+craft team (photo: by Vesna Pavlović)

Introducing Janelle Young.
Introducing Janelle Young.

(post by Anna Helgeson) I would like you to meet Janelle Young, one of the exhibiting artists in Authentic Constructions, a pop-up gallery taking place during photo+craft. Janelle’s work is confidently conceptual with out any hint of condescension. She approaches her practice with a genuine sense of curiosity. She is soon to complete her MFA […]

CITIZEN CURATOR: Namita Gupta Wiggers
CITIZEN CURATOR: Namita Gupta Wiggers

  (by Ann Batchelder) What is the relationship between artist and audience, art and public? How does a creative response to our current place and time in history affect cultural attitudes and sensibilities? These are the types of questions raised by photo+craft KEYNOTE Speaker Namita Gupta Wiggers in Critical Craft Forum. As Co-founder and Director […]

New ways of depicting and seeing: Fred Ritchin in BURNAWAY
New ways of depicting and seeing:  Fred Ritchin in BURNAWAY

In Asheville, at the Intersection of Photography & Craft    (An interview with Fred Ritchin in BURNAWAY – the Voice of Art in the South, by Diana C. Stoll) What is craft in the digital age? How do the visual and material arts inform each other? What happens at the intersections of photography and craft? […]

Introducing Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman
Introducing Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman

Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman Moonlight on Balogna Bay from the series Processed Views (post by Anna Helgeson) I would like you to meet two more* photo+craft artists participating in the exhibition Authentic Constructions. Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman are a collaborative force with a deep and wide body of work that explores everything from […]

With a Little Help from Our Friends…
With a Little Help from Our Friends…

(by Ann Batchelder) photo+craft is a unique event in Asheville for many reasons. First, it began not with a premise, but with a question: What is currently happening at the intersections of photography and craft? Exploring various interpretations of this question has expanded the depth and breadth of it’s meaning. The photo+craft team initially introduced this question […]

Of Refugees and the Photograph
Of Refugees and the Photograph

Hot off the press! photo+craft keynote speaker Fred Ritchin’s essay examines photography of the refugee crisis (in recent “Odyssey” issue of Aperture magazine).  Read it here and come to his talk on Friday, April 1 at 5:30 (Broadway Arts Building, downtown Asheville). Of Refugees and the Photograph Have we done enough in the field of photography to represent […]

“Ghosts in the Machine: Finding Craft in the Digital”
“Ghosts in the Machine: Finding Craft in the Digital”

“Technically the pictures are compiled in Photoshop so that the figures that are falling and the backgrounds are from different places. I’d also thought about combining technology and getting away from the darkroom, but still honoring elements of the craft -to take something from the history of photography and bring it into the 21st century.” […]

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