In celebration of Instagram's versatility as both an incubator and a showcase for art and ideas,
ART PAPERS and Atlanta Celebrates Photography present a live forum for the discussion of the ways
in which Instagram influences photographic practices. Panelists include photographer Stephen Shore,
photographer, video artist and Yale critic John Pilson, and Fall Line Press publisher Bill Boling.
This discussion is a continuation of a conversation launched in documentum, a new periodical whose
first volume is dedicated to investigating Instagram through the eyes of artists, photographers,
and curators. The New York Times photo editor Whitney Richardson will lead the discussion.
Stephen Shore's work has been widely published and exhibited for the past forty-five years. He was
the first living photographer to have a one-man show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York since
Alfred Stieglitz, forty years earlier. He has had one-man shows at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the
Museum of Modern Art, New York; George Eastman House, Rochester; Kunsthalle Dusseldorf; the Hammer Museum,
Los Angeles; Jeu de Paume, Paris; and the Art Institute of Chicago and has received fellowships from the
Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. His series of exhibitions at Light Gallery
in New York in the early 1970s sparked new interest in color photography and in the use of the view camera
for documentary work.
John Pilson received a BA in 1991 from Sarah Lawrence College, where he studied photography
and philosophy, and an M.F.A. in photography in 1993 from Yale University. He has exhibited his work
at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and at the Museum of Modern Art and recently mounted a solo exhibition
at the Hamburger Kunsthalle in Germany. Mr. Pilson has been an artist-in-residence at the Harvestworks
Digital Media Arts Center and the LMCC World Views Program. At the Venice Biennale in 2002 he was
awarded one of four prizes given to artists in the International Exhibition. A grant from the Penny
McCall Foundation made possible several projects, including St. Denis, which was shown in October 2003
at Nicole Klagsbrun (NYC). Mr. Pilson was appointed to the Yale faculty in 2001 and is currently critic
William Boling is a photographer based in Atlanta and is the owner and publisher of
Fall Line Press and Documentum. A couple years ago, he discovered Instagram and has fallen in love with it.
Whitney Richardson is a photo editor at The New York Times, where she is also contributing
writer for the premier photography column, LENS. Since joining the Times in 2011, Ms. Richardson has focused
her work on promoting photography across the web and on multiple platforms. She has also actively produced
live events, engaging in audience development and speaking at photo conferences.
This event is presented in partnership with Atlanta Celebrates Photography
and the High Museum of Art,
with generous support by Mailchimp.
It is free, accessible, and open to the public, though reservations are required.
Reserve your free ticket via the Woodruff Art Center.
image above: © Stephen Shore
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