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March 21-23, 2024

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"Ditching the Lens: A Survey of Lens-less and Camera-less Contemporary Photography - Concepts and Methods"

Rebecca Hackemann (L)

Thursday, March 05 - 1:00PM to 1:45PM
Galleria III & IV

Lens-less or camera-less photography is often read as the ultimate rejection of the retinal image plane, questioning it as a language, emerging from 1970s conceptual work. This lecture surveys the work and methods of over 15 emerging and established photographers who do not use cameras. It also intends to address the meaning and subtext of practices whereby the camera is not used. How does this practice engage in the larger issues we face today? In some cases, the camera only remains as a structure whereby the photographer is inside the camera using a flash as a shutter.


Rebecca Hackemann
Rebecca Hackemann

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