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? […]

Ann Hamilton and Sally Mann: the Physicality and Transparency of Memory
Ann Hamilton and Sally Mann: the Physicality and Transparency of Memory

(By Ann Batchelder) Photographs and textiles provide clues to a personal as well as cultural presence. Both reference time and place; both also absorb light and memory and are subject to change in color and texture, form and meaning over time. It is the physicality and transparency of producing these two art forms — the […]

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 […]