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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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"Beautiful Pig: Process and the Archive"

Ben Schonberger (I)

Saturday, March 12 - 2:00PM to 2:45PM
Red Rock Ballroom I

While working in Detroit, I acquired a collection of photographs from a retired Detroit Police officer, whom I began to interview weekly over a course of two years. Among his thousands of photographs were images that he had taken of criminals. Ben will provide a breakdown of how an archive can be deconstructed to develop a narrative and examine the implications artist are faced when they begin to participate as a means to analyze. Ben will examine how artists can redefine the context of images through a personal experience and explain how roleplaying functions as a tool to investigate.


Ben Schonberger
Ben Schonberger

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