Thoughts On Photography: Bruce Jackson

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Bruce Jackson is SUNY Distinguished Professor and James Agee Professor of American Culture at University at Buffalo. Some of his books are Places: Things heard, things seen (BlazeVox, 2019) Inside the Wire: Photographs from Texas and Arkansas Prisons (Texas, 2013), Being There: Bruce Jackson Photographs 1962-2012 (Burchfield Penney Art Center, 2013).

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September 2022

Against Photography: What Sontag Actually Wrote

On Photography ignores almost entirely the materiality of the craft. Making photographs isn’t theoretical, and neither are photographic prints. The first is a behavior in the real world; the second a fact of it.


October 2022

Walker Evans’s Polaroids

“People ask me what camera I
use.  Its not the camera … its the eye and the brain”

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