In this clip, Los Angeles based photographer and teacher at UCLA, Mark Wyse talks about and presents work from his series Marks of Indifference and his curatorial project, Disavowal where he questions the nature of photography and how it is perceived. Throughout his talk Wyse describes how he feels the idea of guilt plays a part in the creation of his work. He also shows new work from his book project, Seizure.

Miranda Lichtenstein discusses how her work straddles reality and fantasy through various photographic mediums. Lichtenstein shows her body of work created during her residency at Giverny, Monet's garden. She describes her working process dealing with reappropriation, and how working with new tools in a new environment resulted in the subsequent images relating to ideas on still-life.

What does it mean when we no longer keep our photographs in shoeboxes and albums, but on the hard drives of our computers? What does it mean when we no longer experience photographs as physical objects, but rather images that reside on screens? This panel discussion addressed how our perception of photographic images has changed in the digital age – an age that is making obsolete the way images have been made and perceived for over a century. As our relationship to images is transformed, what are the things that are lost and gained from this transformation?

This panel discussion took place on February 25, 2009, at The New School and is part of the series Confounding Expectations: Photography in Context presented by Aperture in collaboration with Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School and Parsons The New School for Design.

You can watch the entire panel discussion divided in four different clips on our multimedia page and vimeo account.


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