Category: Theory.
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? […]

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.” […]

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 […]