What matters most for contemporary photography today?
MFA Photography students at Parsons School of Design were tasked with collectively generating three words that address this question. Their responses form the basis for the group exhibition, Keywords For Contemporary Photography: Privacy, Space, Voice, which is on view at the annual Photoville festival at Brooklyn Bridge Plaza.
The exhibition, which will be housed in a re-purposed shipping container, launches with a party on Wednesday, September 21 at 7 pm and is on view daily until 10 pm through Sunday, September 25. A talk with exhibiting artists and MFA Photograph students Maryanne Braine, Shannon Finnell, Isadora Frost, Jenna Petrone, Ariana Sarwari, Richard Wade, and Eva Zar will be held Friday, September 23 at 7 pm. Other exhibiting artists are Michael DiFeo, Amanda Field, María del Mar Hernández, Annaleena Keso, and Abhishek Sharma.
“Photography itself is often described as particularly sensitive to changes in technology, art, and society-at-large,” according to an exhibition statement. “As a result, what matters for the medium has shifted many times throughout the course of its history and will continue to do so. This exhibition acts as a collective, nuanced and visual definition of what matters for photography today.”