Events The Indie Photobook Library at Gallery Carte Blanche : Books and Photographs
Friday September 14th, 15th & 16th
September 14th, 2012 to October 18th, 2012
A SURVEY OF DOCUMENTARY STYLES IN EARLY 21st CENTURY PHOTOBOOKS
Selections from the Indie Photobook Library - Curated by Darius Himes & Larissa Leclair
The exhibition "A Survey of Documentary Styles" looks at the "documentary tradition" through the lens of a 21st century, global photographic community in which the lines between journalism, art and the long-term documentary project have blurred, morphed and continue to feed off of each other.
The books and photographs selected for this exhibition present a range of subject matter, each coupled with a particular visual language drawn from a pool of diversity. There are books that speak a more traditional documentary language, while there are those that explicitly critique that very same tradition; there are diaristic books and titles that overlay a typological structure; other books rely primarily on found and vernacular imagery; and there are many books that borrow heavily from an art-photography storehouse.
The photographs selected from the books invite the viewer to explore the differences in experiencing photography in books versus on the wall.
The goal of this exhibition to survey the field before us and to foreground questions of authorship, voice, style and content.
You will not be disappointed.
70 books from the Indie Photobook Library and photographs by 6 talented artists
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