See: A Journal of Visual Culture

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MIT Press, Nov 17, 1994 - Photography - 81 pages

see, a quarterly journal published by The Friends of Photography,presents striking photography and fine writing that explore the impactof lens-based images on contemporary culture. Unlike other photography-related journals currently being published,see neither limits itself to technical aspects of the artmaking processnor isolates the medium by presenting images in a strictly photographiccontext. Rather, see places the medium within the broad discourse ofvisual culture, including literature that addresses visual ideas. Photographsby contemporary artists as well as classic or underappreciated images culledfrom the medium's 150-year history, and from other image-based media, arefeatured in tandem with fiction, poetry, essays, and critical writings that respond to ourimage-dominated surroundings. In addition to beautifully reproduced portfolios of artists' work andinsightful, provocative writings, regular features of see include asection of artist's pages; reviews of current exhibitions, books, andmultimedia titles; and a column in which see editor-in-chief AndyGrundberg addresses topical issues. Another regular feature addresses original and humorousanalyses of fictional photographers within the realm of popular culture. Contents of the premier issue: Portfolio, Susan Derges.Viewfinder, fiction by Raymond Carver. Real EstatePhotographs, Henry Wessel. Anna Lee's Pictures, JuliaParker-Pribuss. Bedrooms, poem by Sandra McPherson. Open Space: One Story about June Riley, Susan Schwartzenberg.Skellig, David Ireland. The Africa Series, Carrie Mae Weems.Out of a Picture by Arbus, essay by Rebecca Solnit. Collage, poemby Quincy Troupe. The Presidio: A City Woodland, Lyle Gomes. InPrint: Road Work, reviews by Glen Helfand. The Photographers: TheShooter, essay by Michael Read. On Display: The Theater ofRefusal: Black Art and Mainstream Criticism, essay by Maurice Berger.State of the Art: Surface Effects, essay by Andy Grundberg.

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He is a former photography critic for The New York times & has written several books on photography, art & culture & is an independent curator. He lives in Washington, D. C.

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