What is a “unique” photograph? Is it still possible to make photographs that are unique, given the medium’s ubiquity in our world?
Unique: Making Photographs in the Age of Ubiquity is a thoughtful guide for photographers through today’s complex landscape of images, with the ultimate goal of understanding how to make images that matter. Artist and editor Katherine Oktober Matthews leads readers through a way of thinking about images over three parts: Understanding Photographs, Making Photographs, and Moving in Pursuit of Unique.
In images, Unique features work by nearly fifty contemporary artists, both established and emerging, who have taken a role in defining the language of photography.
Katherine Oktober Matthews is an artist, analyst, editor, and journalist. She is a cultural critic in the field of art photography and has written widely on the contemporary photo world, most notably in her former role as Chief Editor of GUP Magazine, an international photography print publication and online platform. Her self-published book I Love Animals (2017) was shortlisted for the Arles Photobook Award and selected for the Athens Photo Festival book exhibition. Her book Elsewhere, a photo | personal essay, is forthcoming from Leaping Man. Click here for more information or watch a preview.