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 […]

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 […]

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 […]