Humor, commerce, and family play big roles in Ethridge’s conceptual photography.
“If I do something to a photograph, the viewer has an impulse to naturalize what happened, to correct the mistake.”
The origins of nostalgia and some theoretical foundations of photography.
Casanova, Dracula, and art in the age of digital filmmaking.
Weaving through philosophical analysis, photojournalism, propaganda, quantum physics, and cyber-culture, Fred Ritchin’s recently reprinted 2008 book After Photography charts an effective path through the multifarious aspects of digital photography.
Peter Campus, seminal artist of alternative media, returns to video in his series, Video Ergo Sum. Less conceptual than his earlier work, more personal and unabashedly beautiful, the piece reflect his ongoing investigation into the perception of self.