An Anthology of Photographic Criticism by James Hugunin


Writing Pictures: Case Studies in Photographic Criticism, 1983 - 2012

by James Hugunin

2013, Depth Charge
Publishing, Geneva, IL.

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Writing Pictures: Case Studies in Photographic Criticism, 1983 - 2011 anthologizes major essays and shorter reviews on photography by James R. Hugunin, Adjunct Full Professor, Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and winner of the 1983 First Place Award for the Reva and David Logan Award for Distinguished New Writing in Photography. The book is 8 1/2 x 11 in., hard cover, over 400 pages.

Topics covered:

  • Lou Stoumen's photo books
  • Barbara Kasten's Architectural Sites and Puye Cliff Dwelling photographs
  • Andy Grundberg's Crisis of the Real
  • Hugunin's 1983 Reva and David Logan Award Winning Essay
  • John Baldessari's Retrospective
  • Richard Bolton's The Contest of Meaning & Carol Squiers's The Critical Image
  • The Art of Fixing a Shadow Exhibition
  • Changing Chicago Exhibition
  • Subjektive Fotographie
  • Frederick Sommer's photographs
  • John Tagg's Disputing Grounds
  • A Video Installation by Yoni Goldstein and Meredith Zielke
  • Robert Smithson's Photoworks
  • Lewis Koch's Photobook and Installation
  • Miscellaneous Short Essays / Reviews