This panel brings together participants from the photography exhibition Love of the World, curated by Jesus Vassallo as part of the larger Chicago Architecture Biennial exhibition. As a document of and commentary on Chicago’s unique place in architectural history, photography serves a significant role in connecting contemporary architecture with the past. Considering the Biennial’s theme of “Make New History,” panel participants will discuss their individual approaches to photography, as well as the relationship of images to the built environment. In conversation with art historian and curator Greg Foster-Rice, the panel reflects upon how photographers in Chicago have also documented real conditions, have turned to the city as a source for abstraction and aesthetic exploration, or have manipulated the photographic image to propose new realities.
Greg Foster-Rice (moderator)
“Chicago in Photography” is part of Art Design Chicago, an exploration of Chicago’s art and design legacy, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation