Category: Presenter Profiles.
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? […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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. […]