Tue, Feb 2, 2021,5:30 Online
Thinking Through Photographs Topic 5: Unlearning Photographs
Topic 5: Unlearning Photographs
Tuesday, February 2nd, 5:30pm EST
Our 5th meeting will use text from Ariella Aïsha Azoulay's, "Potential History: Unlearning Imperialism, 2019" and Thomas Keenan's, “Counter-forensics and Photography,” 2014 to reconsider the origins of image-production, asking if we can see photography as not only as a tool to document the destruction that comes coupled with it's colonial beginnings, but as a participant in that destruction.
Thinking through Photographs was originally developed as an in-person exhibition by Liz Park, University at Buffalo Art Galleries curator, and now takes the form of a downloadable resource binder of texts which consider photography’s complexities through eight different topics. Using the resource binder as a jumping off point, this free virtual reading group will meet regularly for eight sessions, covering one topic each meeting. A rotating group of guest artists, curators and writers will facilitate each meeting, bringing their own perspectives, specialties and selection of images for consideration along with the texts.