Monday, March 3, 2014

Trevor Paglen in Response to, "Is Photography Over?"

It looks like Trevor Paglen is the guest blogger on Still Searching for the coming weeks.  He's provided an overview of his approach to tackling the question(s) posed a couple of years back during a symposium at SFMOMA.  I'm excited to hear what he has to say.  He's setting the conversation up pretty nicely.  In his closing he states that,

"Over the next few weeks, I want begin thinking about how to begin thinking through the 21st Century’s emerging photographic landscape, and the ways both photographic practices and photographs themselves are changing...

I’ll start by introducing the idea of photography as “seeing machines” and explore questions such as: How do we see the world with machines? What happens if we think about photography in terms of imaging systems instead of images?  How can we think about images made-by-machines-for-other-machines? What are the implications of a world in which photography is both ubiquitous and, curiously, largely invisible?"

I recommend reading the entire blog post HERE and following Still Searching so that you are alerted to follow-up posts.

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