Today, photography is in crisis. The traditional tool of the medium have been dismantled and its conventional locations and distribution points have been displaced. Transformations in the making and interpretation of images, driven forward in part by new possibilities based on digital technologies, have made ever more urgent our understanding of how meanings are invented through photographic practices. Photography survives today but in radically revised forms, opening onto quite different networks of reception and pulsing flows of information. This is a key moment, then, to ask critical questions not only about the aesthetics of the medium but also about the constructions of history and memory, the politics of image capture and ownership, the uses of pictures to define social identity, and the shifting belief in photographic truth. These are not just abstract ideas but practical problems directly relevant to everyday life.

– Brian Wallis, Chief Curator
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