Confounding Expectations: Photography in Context - Can a Photograph Truly Be Original?

Aperture at The New School Wed 8 Nov 2006 7.00PM-9.00PM The New School, Tishman Auditorium
66 West 12th Street
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Photography by its nature is reproductive and bound by the technical limits of the medium. Indeed, some would say that "originality" historically has not been a principal goal of the photographer, and it is an elusive, if not unreachable, goal for artists working today. Yet a unique eye can be found in the work of many photographers. Is "identifiability" the same thing as originality? Does it matter?

Ellen S. Harris, Executive Director, The Aperture Foundation

Charlotte Cotton, Head of Cultural Programs, Art + Commerce
Jody Quon, Director of Photography, The New York magazine
Dan Winters, photographer

This panel is part of the Aperture Foundation Lectures: "Confounding Expectations: Photography in Context," and is presented in collaboration with the Aperture Foundation, Parsons The New School for Design and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School with generous support from the Kettering Family Foundation and the Henry Nias Foundation. This program is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.