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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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Nicole White

Nicole
White

SPE Member since 2010
Member Chapter: West

Nicole White

SPE member since 2010
Barnacles
Silver Gelatin Print

Nicole White

SPE member since 2010
Ceiling #1 (black and white)
Archival Inkjet Print

Nicole White

SPE member since 2010
Mark Making
Archival Inkjet Print

Nicole White

SPE member since 2010
Focus Sheet #1
Archival Inkjet Print

Nicole White

SPE member since 2010
Beacon
Silver Gelatin Print

Nicole White

SPE member since 2010
Shadow (graduated cylinders)
Photogram on 20-year old gelatin silver paper

Nicole White

SPE member since 2010
Mimic
Archival Inkjet Print

Nicole White

SPE member since 2010
Void
Archival Inkjet Print

Nicole White

SPE member since 2010
Construction 4
Instant Film

about

Nicole White is an artist in Oakland, CA. White uses historical and contemporary processes to examine photography's varied functionality. She has exhibited her work throughout the United States and been published in several journals. She is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Diablo Valley College in the Bay Area.

Artist Statement

"If we confined ourselves to terms that referred directly or centrally to the physical object we would be confined to concepts like large, flat, pigments on panel, red and yellow and blue, perhaps image. We would find it hard to locate the sort of interest the picture really has for us. We talk and think 'off' the object rather as an astronomer looks 'off' a star, because acuity or sharpness are greater away from the centre."

-Michael Baxandall, Patterns of Intention

I'm never sure if I am a photographer, yet I work solely with photography. Its complex relationship with art and commerce, its democratic nature, and its proliferation throughout society in a multitude of forms are what keep me actively engaged with the photographic image. Perhaps I am a photographer at some level, but I've never been able to define where I stand in relation to the medium. I'm constantly shifting my position...or maybe it is. I think 'off' the photograph in hopes that the image becomes clearer.

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