Picture Fiction: Kenneth Josephson and Contemporary Photography

Exhibits

Images surround us daily—from art to advertising and social media. But how do these images relate to reality? Chicago-based photographer Kenneth Josephson (American, b. 1932) changed the way we think about pictures. His so-called conceptual photography pushes the boundaries of the medium, demonstrating that photographs are not neutral; on the contrary, they convey an idea in addition to a picture. Josephson’s work focuses on the unique qualities of a photograph, specifically how it is cropped, reproduced, circulated, or archived. Using visual techniques such as taking photographs of photographs, his images often comment on themselves with a wry sense of humor.

Start Date
Saturday, April 28, 2018
End Date
Sunday, December 30, 2018
Venue
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
City

Picture Fiction: Kenneth Josephson and Contemporary Photography

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