Fourthwall Books, Johannesburg is pleased to announce their first digital publication:
Wide Angle: Photography as Participatory Practice
edited by Terry Kurgan and Tracy Murinik
The publication is the result of a collaboration between the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg, the Wits School of Arts and the Market Photo Workshop.
It was edited by Terry Kurgan and Tracy Murinik, and will be available for free download on the Fourthwall Books website and the Apple iBooks store as of 12 September 2015
Please join us at 2pm, Saturday 12th September, at Fourthwall Books, at the FNB Joburg Art Fair.
Wide Angle: Photography as Participatory Practice is a wide-ranging collection of essays in response to the subject of participatory photographic practice.
Acknowledging that the political and ethical status of photography is never uncomplicated terrain, contributors to this volume engage with questions about power relations in participatory practice; the nature of negotiations between a project and its funders or partners; the aesthetic dimensions of a socially engaged practice; as well as intentionality, negotiated reality and ‘utopian’ pursuits.
Wide Angle is in many ways a provocation: to rethink and critically expand the definition, uses and possible meanings of participatory photographic practice, especially in relation to professional practice, teaching, funding and theoretical work on the subject.
Preview Oliver Barstow’s gorgeous book design here.
Edited by Terry Kurgan and Tracy Murinik
Published by Fourthwall Books