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.
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
Day or night, the sky has always held a special fascination for people since the dawn of time. In Brenda Biondo’s “Abstracts” series, she shows us the sky differently than we have ever appreciated it before. “Abstracts” consists of three portfolios of work: “Paper Skies”, “Moving Pictures”, and “Modalities”. Biondo describes “Abstracts as…constructed abstractions centered
The images of Joana P. Cardozo and Margeaux Walter are visual dramas that reflect back to us our lives and how we live. These two artists, both photographers living and working in New York, tackle these concepts in their two very different bodies of work. Where we live defines us. How we live is an
There is an attraction all of us have to trees. For photographers, trees hold a special fascination. For 170 years, photographers have used trees as subject matter. The broad variety of species of trees, the visual entertainment of how the trunk and branches expand, turn and twist make each tree different. Leaf sizes, shapes and
“The Photograph does not necessarily say what is no longer, but only and for certain what has been”. – Roland Barthes, “Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography” Every two years, photographers, collectors, curators, publishers and photography lovers meet in Houston to share, network and see multiple exhibitions at the FotoFest Biennial. This commentary will focus on
Combining photographs and using different media with photographs has been part of photography ever since its beginnings in the mid-1800s. There are a number of words to describe these works. Most often the words used, many times interchangeably, are: collage, montage and bricolage. Torrie Groening, a Vancouver-based Canadian artist, is a master printer who