Tom Persinger has pulled together this compelling book of 20 essays by 21 photographers. Each piece began as a lecture delivered at one of the previous F295 conferences and Persinger worked with them to transform that raw material into an engaging essay.
Each contributor in the book was selected based on how they provided information around the following three questions:
1. Why do these contemporary artists utilize alternative, historical, or handmade photographic processes and techniques.
2. How does these methods enable the further articulation of their narrative?
3. From where do these artists draw inspiration and ideas?
Contributors and their essay titles:
- Jo Babcock One Thousand Invented Cameras
- Craig Barber Memory, Nature, and Place
- Stephen Berkman That Obscura Object of Desire: A Brief History
- Laura Blacklow Imprecise Evidence
- Dan Burkholder There is No Virtue in Difficulty
- Martha Casanave Mystery, Memory, and Narrative
- Jill Enfield Something Extraordinary
- Dan Estabrook Notes on the Art of Failure
- Jesseca Ferguson The Photograph as Reliquary
- Alan Greene Imaginary Whole Plates or, Notes Towards the Reinvention of Photography
- James Hajicek & Carol Panaro-Smith The Evolution of a Collaboration
- Robert Hirsch Looking Backward, Seeing Forward: Reframing Visual History
- Robb Kendrick There is No Command-Z
- John Metoyer Synthesizing Centuries
- France Scully Osterman Sleep
- Mark Osterman Finding Confidence: Combining Process with Purpose
- Tom Persinger Windows
- Jerry Spagnoli Photograph, Material, and Metaphor
- Brian Taylor The Art of Getting Lost
- Keith Taylor In the Dark, Time Feels Different than When it is Light