What is a photograph? Before the digital revolution, that was an easy question to answer. Now, things are a lot more complicated. Photographs can come in many forms, be manipulated or appropriated, or even created without the use of a camera. Spanning over four decades and twenty-one established and emerging artists, a new exhibition, What Is a Photograph?, at the International Center of Photography in New York City discusses and explores these developments and innovations throughout the decades. In the exhibition catalogue, published by DelMonico and Prestel, curator Carol Squiers explains each artist's unique approach to photography and the various methods they employ. Here, we have a breakdown of Squiers’s photography narrative.
What Is a Photograph? is on view at the International Center of Photography in New York through May 4, 2014.