A Few Sources for Contemporary Photography
Midwest Photographers Project http://www.mocp.org/collection/mpp/
Lens Culture https://www.lensculture.com/editors_pick
Fraction Magazine http://www.fractionmagazine.com/
Feature Shoot http://www.featureshoot.com/
For more, lots more, connections to contemporary work: click on the “Photographers, sites, blogs” menu located near the top of this window.
If you don’t know about Flak Photo and Andy Adams, it’s worth going to http://flakphoto.com/. One of Andy Adam’s many projects is called Looking At the Land. You can learn more at http://flakphoto.com/content/looking-at-the-land-21st-century-american-views.
If you don’t know about UWM’s Artists Now Lecture series, here’s a link: http://www4.uwm.edu/psoa/artdesign/artistsnow/ Of special interest is the Christian Patterson lecture on November 19th. If you don’t know his work check it out http://www.christianpatterson.com/. This series is free and it’s a great resource. For sure go to the Christian Patterson talk!!
What is Landscape?
The question is impossibly broad, but maybe thinking about a few other questions would help narrow the possible responses.
What’s your point of view? Are you a romantic? Are you a realist? Are you primarily concerned with aesthetics? Is your work a call to action or is it a call to appreciation or is it both?
Maybe looking at the work of a few contemporary artists would help:
Matthew Luther is a Milwaukee based artist who will be showing work at the Graymatter Gallery (opening Friday, September 19, 5:00 – 9:00)
You may also enjoy reading Matt’s post about Superfund Sites http://aestheticsofprotest.org/superfund-wisconsin/
For another take on Landscape: visit Jason Vaughn’s site http://www.jasonvaughnart.com/ Jason looks at how we, people in Wisconsin, interact with our landscape.
For a very large cross section of contemporary landscape work follow this link http://newlandscapephotography.com/
Welcome to our class blog!
Here we share ideas about photography, about its history, about its present and maybe even about its future. On a personal level, this blog is an opportunity to locate our own work in the context of the very large photo world.
Jim Goldberg’s photo, above, is part of a great show at the Milwaukee Art Museum. If you haven’t seen it you must!! I’d also recommend the Postcards from America Tumblr http://postcardsfromamerica.tumblr.com/ Working with Jim and the other Magnum photographers over the past year has been a real privilege. A joint MIAD/UWM class assisted the Magnum photographers as they worked on the Wisconsin installment of Postcards. When the students weren’t assisting Magnum Photographers, they were creating their own impressions of Milwaukee. A selection of their project called Postcards from Milwaukee is also on view at the Milwaukee Art Museum. When you go, make sure to read their artist statements, which further illuminate the work.
Jon Horvath posted this link http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news/2307127/french-newspaper-removes-all-images-in-support-of-photographers on the MIAD Photography Facebook page. The article in interesting and it offers reassurance about the importance of photography. The comments, however, offer a different perspective and are also worth reading.