Boring Pictures: Photography as Art of the Everyday

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


I was invited to give a talk on my research into the everyday for PhD researchers and staff in the school of communication and media.

This seminar examines the intersection of art, quotidian theory and everyday experience, and addressed the difficulties and potential successes that emerge in attempting to draw them together. It asks how art might facilitate our engagement with the everyday and help reveal its complexity without elevating or partitioning that experience. I focus particularly on photography, arguing that its accessibility, indexicality and connection with time and transience accommodate the contradictions and dualities of the everyday. Artists, photographers and quotidian theorists are drawn together here in order to ascertain strategies for examining the everyday that avoid the traditional emphasis on the surreal or strange.
Period9 Mar 2022
Held atSchool of Communication and Media