October 22, 2009

abstract photography: imagery devoid of narrative

a gallery of objective | abstract photography from the wealth of images on flickr:

vancouver 487
© rick lawrence (rick e dick) some rights reserved (CC-BY-NC-ND)

© j neuberger some rights reserved (CC-BY)

contact details
© tal bright some rights reserved (CC-BY-NC-SA)

© pixmaniaque some rights reserved (CC-BY-NC-SA)

portland peter walker detail
© ken mccown some rights reserved (CC-BY-NC-ND)

rapunzel 4
© simon blackley some rights reserved (CC-BY-ND)

dark textures a work in progress
© sy parrish some rights reserved (CC-BY-NC-SA)

swimming lines
© holger (surfacepattern) some rights reserved (CC-BY-NC-SA)

© j neuberger some rights reserved (CC-BY)

© odile & philippe (altair vega deneb) some rights reserved (CC-BY-NC-ND)

© samuel (elsamuko) some rights reserved (CC-BY-SA)

...over the course of 30 years photographers have rejected certain modernist aesthetics in favor of conceptual theory, resulting in eventless imagery devoid of specific narrative. in these pictures, photography as document is disrupted and expanded and the intimacy of a singular object gives way to seriality and monumentality.
from the exhibition notes: abstract photography, selections from glenstone, 9.3.9 - 1.3.10, university of virginia art museum

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Pixmaniaque said...

Thank you to have added one of my photo in your blog. It's an honor to be with all those great selections !