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 […]

Photography: A New Way to Inhabit Materiality
Photography: A New Way to Inhabit Materiality

    “…..the word ‘photography’ today names not another visual form of representation, but an immersive economy that offers an entirely new way to inhabit materiality and its relation to bodies, machines and brains.”     –Daniel Rubinstein, editor of the journal Philosophy of Photography, from his essay “What is 21st Century Photography?” posted in The […]