Unique: Making Photographs in the Age of Ubiquity
By Katherine Oktober Matthews
Unique: Making Photographs in the Age of Ubiquity is a thoughtful guide for photographers through today’s complex landscape of images featuring work by nearly 50 artists.
Finalist in the Lucies Photo Book Award 2019, and exhibited at the Arles Photobook Award 2019 and Athens Photofestival Photobook Exhibition 2019.
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.
About the author
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. See more at: oktobernight.com
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Softcover with French flaps
166 x 225 mm (6.5 x 8.9 inches)