Photographer Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa and ICP’s managing director of programs, David Campany discuss his project All My Gone Life, a series of photographs that juxtapose contemporary images made by the artist across the United States with archival negatives from press photographers, film sets, and photographic studios to create an American landscape that is both fantastical and visceral.

Reserve your copy of the book But Still, It Turns, published by MACK, through ICP’s shop.

Watch and attend more conversations based on But Still, It Turns: Recent Photography from the World. Watch the Curators Talk with Paul Graham, and But Still, It Turns and the Photobook online featuring Rebecca Bengal, Emanuele Brutti and Piergiorgio Casotti, Gregory Halpern, and Vanessa Winship, and register to attend the other But Still, It Turns Conversations with Curran Hatleberg and Kristine Potter (July 7) and RaMell Ross and Richard Choi (July 14). 

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About the Exhibition

Guest curated by photographer Paul Graham, But Still, It Turns features nine contemporary photographers that present images made in the 21st -century United States, working directly from life and reflecting a movement towards a lyrical documentary practice. Extending the tradition of Robert Frank, Walker Evans, Gordon Parks, and Diane Arbus, this work fits a notion of “photography from the world”—photography that resists both narrative arcs and the drama of photojournalism or staged photography, grappling instead with the world as it is, in all its tangle and wonder. The exhibition features work by Vanessa Winship, Curran Hatleberg, Richard Choi, Gregory Halpern, Piergiorgio Casotti and Amanuele Brutti, Kristine Potter, and Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa. Reserve your timed ticket to see the exhibition in person at icp.org/tickets.

About the Program Format

All programs will take place on Zoom. Those who register to attend will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link located at the bottom of the email under ‘Important Information.’ The Zoom link can be used to join the programs through a computer or mobile device.

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Speaker Bios

​Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa is a photographer, writer, and graduate director of the photography MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design. His book of selected essays, Dark Mirrors, will be published by MACK Books in 2021 and his most recent monograph, Hiding in Plain Sight, coauthored with fellow artist Ben Alper, was published by the Harun Farocki Institute in 2020. He is editing the inaugural Aperture Reader Series, titled The Lives of Images, which will launch in summer 2021.

David Campany is a curator, writer, and managing director of programs at the International Center of Photography, New York. His books include On Photographs (2020), A Handful of Dust (2015), Art and Photography (2003), Jeff Wall: Picture for Women (2011), Walker Evans: the Magazine Work (2014), and The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip (2014).

 

Image: Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, Monteiro Street, 2014. © Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa