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Book Club Meeting: The Photograph as Contemporary Art by Charlotte Cotton
March 2, 2022 5:00pm-6:15pm
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This is an online, member-only meeting. A zoom link will be sent to everyone who has RSVPed by 03/01/2022.

Please sign up to attend only if you've read or attempted to read the book. 

5:00 - Social interaction

5:15 - Meeting begins

Please be sure to get the “new edition” published September 8, 2020.

 

A new edition of the definitive title in the field of contemporary art photography by one of the world’s leading experts on the subject, Charlotte Cotton.

In the twenty-first century, photography has come of age as a contemporary art form. Almost two centuries after photographic technology was first invented, the art world has fully embraced it as a legitimate medium, equal in status to painting and sculpture. The Photograph as Contemporary Art introduces the extraordinary range of contemporary art photography, from portraits of intimate life to highly staged directorial spectacles.

Arranged thematically, the book reproduces work from a vast span of photographers, including Andreas Gursky, Barbara Kasten, Catherine Opie, Cindy Sherman, Deana Lawson, Diana Markosian, Elle Pérez, Gregory Halpern, Lieko Shiga,  Nan Goldin, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Pixy Liao, Susan Meiselas, and Zanele Muholi. This fully revised and updated new edition revitalizes previous discussion of works from the 2000s through dialogue with more recent practice. Alongside previously featured work, Charlotte Cotton celebrates a new generation of artists who are shaping photography as a culturally significant medium for our current sociopolitical climate.

250 illustrations

Charlotte Cotton is a writer and curator of photography. She has held senior posts at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and The Photographers’ Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, among others. She has held scholarly posts at Yale University, The New School for Design, and California College of Art. Previous books include Fashion Image RevolutionPublic, Private, Secret: On Photography and the Configuration of Self; and Photography Is Magic.



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