An exhibition and research project that reorients the stories we know about how the photographic world is made.
Slought is pleased to announce Collaboration: A Potential History of Photography. Collaboration is an ongoing research project and a pedagogical tool that explores photography through the lens of collaboration. Based on the assumption that a degree zero of collaboration is at the basis of the event of photography, the collaborative team proposes a potential history of photography, different from the dominant history of single photographers and their approach and techniques. The material, practical and political conditions of collaboration in and through photography are explored through over one hundred photography projects. Throughout, the exhibition seeks to make visible the various relationships, exchanges, and interactions between the participants in the event of photography that result in tangible traces of collaboration.
The project is led by Ariella Azoulay, Wendy Ewald, Susan Meiselas, Leigh Raiford, Laura Wexler and others, as well as students of four universities (Brown, Yale, Ryerson and Berkeley). It also marks the beginning of Photographies of Conflict, a two-year series of exhibitions with artists and collectives who use photography to contest dominant visual narratives of conflicts. Photographies of Conflict is made possible through the generous support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation at the University of Pennsylvania.
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