On Saturday, May 10, 2014, Aperture hosted a panel discussion addressing street photography in the twenty-first century, featuring Philip-Lorca diCorcia, James Nares, and Katherine A. Bussard. The panel was moderated by Brian Sholis, associate curator of photography at the Cincinnati Art Museum.
At a moment when public discussion of cameras in public spaces revolves around policing and First Amendment rights, can artists and photographers use photography and film to reveal new facets of the urban environment? Can artworks remind us that urban public places are also home to unequaled creative and imaginative possibilities? Two artists whose work was included in an exhibition on street photography at the Cincinatti Art Museum, Philip-Lorca diCorcia and James Nares, joined Katherine A. Bussard, curator of photography at the Princeton University Art Museum and author of Unfamiliar Streets (Yale, 2014), and Brian Sholis, associate curator of photography at the Cincinnati Art Museum, for a discussion of these and related questions.