Appreciation, History and a Place in Contemporary Photography
Foto Relevance is committed to expanding appreciation of contemporary photography-based art. Periodically, artists and genres of photography will be selected for commentary, adding framework and historical context to selected work. Your comments are welcome.
Letitia Huckaby creates unique objects using photography printed onto non-traditional material. “Beautiful Blackness” includes several components that follow the tradition of visual storytelling. The work is a combination of people, land and tradition. Letitia is a deeply religious and thoughtful person. The materials on which she prints—flour sacks, sugar sacks, cotton fabric that is either
“Somewhere Else,” a project of California-based artist Jane Szabo, is a constructed tableau that transports the viewer away to another time, place, or mood. The visual expression of “Somewhere Else” places the artist, in her own mind, where she would rather be, as an alternative to where she is at that present moment. Szabo uses
Lou Peralta has created a tactile and sculptural style of portraiture that visualize who the people of Mexico were, are, and have become.
PhotoLucida is a valuable platform from which to contrast and compare artistic motivation, and see a variety of photography-based techniques. Mason, Wilkes, Navarro, Trigueros, Terlizzi, and Chipman all help us see through very different lenses. What we see is a rich cross-section of expression.
Before there were cameras with a glass lens, whether on a phone or any one of the many styles of “camera” available today, images were seen on walls and floors as light traveled through tiny holes in barriers between an interior space and the outside world. Before people understood how images could be captured, light
Art—once imagined, visualized, created and set to paper, canvas or other substrate—becomes a source of creativity and inspiration for other artists who may copy or appropriate those images for their own use. With that in mind, is there a limit to what we consider photographic? Technology and the evolution of digital images has made the