Sunday, October 23, 2011

Greg: Abstraction in Photography

For class on Oct. 31, Greg's group will read and discuss Lyle Rexer's "The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography."

Some questions to consider: How does abstract art continue to speak to us? When we pare down art to its basic formal parts what do we get? What does abstract photography's frequent focus on time and light tell us? How do we continue to make photos--and other art--in the age of Flickr?

You may also want to consider:
= Alec Soth's 2009 talk at MassArt: "Facebook: 15 billion uploaded photos. At its busiest, 550,000 images each second being uploaded. So I’ve been struggling with that. How do I function as a photographer in that environment?”

Pictured: Penelope Umbrico "4,335,921 Suns from Flickr (Partial) 10/20/08 (detail of 2,000)," 2008.

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