Photography’s new directions

With digital techniques for manipulating photographs becoming more and more advanced in recent years, how and why photography is used by artists is rapidly changing.  

The appointment of photography curators to top galleries, such as the Tate Modern and Guggenheim, in recent years shows that how photography is seen but arts institutions is also changing.

by Anne Hardy
by Anne Hardy

A talk held at the Saatchi Gallery, on 17 January, aims to discuss these developments, and the gallery has invited artist and writer David Campany, National Media Museum, Bradford creative director Charlotte Cotton, and photographers Clarisse D’Arcimoles and Anne Hardy to share their thoughts.

The panel will hope to answer traditional photography questions, such as ‘what makes a documentary photograph different to ‘fine art’ photography?’ and ‘How reliable is a photograph as evidence of the real world?’ as well as discussing how developments in digital manipulation is affecting the medium.

New Directions In Contemporary Photography is on 17 January, 7.30-9pm at Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London SW3.

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