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March 07-10, 2019

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2019 SPE Annual Conference: The Myths of Photography and the American Dream / Major support by The Joy Family Legacy Foundation

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The Movement Is the Message: Image-text and Double Literacy in the American Road Story

Diane Durant

Saturday, March 08 - 2:00PM to 2:45PM
Holiday 4-5

Though image-text works vary greatly and many examples of the hybrid form could be used, this presentation will discuss the problem of image-text and double literacy specifically as it manifests in the American road story, exploring this collaborative genre and photography's role within it. To this end, a range of works will be discussed: documentary photographs, photoconceptual artist's books of the 1960s and 1970s, postmodern fictions, and narrative paintings in contemporary art. Artists include: Robert Frank, Walker Evans, Peter Brown, Ed Ruscha, Stephen Shore, John Baldessari, Hunter S. Thompson, Richard Brautigan, Oskar Schell, Vernon Fisher, you, and me.


Diane Durant
Diane Durant

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