What Is a Photograph?
“What is a photograph?” is the title of the current exhibition at New York’s International Center of Photography, and, to the eye of curator Carol Squiers, the question is open-ended. Featuring 21 artists working over the past four decades, the show includes prints that have been painted over (Gerhard Richter), photograms (Floris Neusüss), photos-cum-light sculptures (Marlo Pascual), prints that have gone for a long dip in the lake (Matthew Brandt), all manner of Internet-aided and digitally-manipulated pictures, and enormous scrolls of photo paper exposed to chemical spray (Mariah Robertson) that loop down from the ceiling. In other words, everyone passes—at times literally—with flying colors.
“What Is a Photograph?” is on view through May 4, 2014, at New York’s International Center of Photography, 1133 Ave of Americas.