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Studio Gallery presents Abstraction/Representation: Deconstructing the Photographic Index

  • Studio Gallery 2108 R Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20008 United States (map)

Image Credit: Steven Marks 22”x 26” Digital Inkjet Print

Abstraction/Representation: Deconstructing the Photographic Index

Photography is traditionally considered an accurate and true representation of reality. Even in the age of digital manipulation and Photoshop, the vast majority of viewers interpret a photographic image as a reliable index of what appeared before the camera at the moment the picture was captured. Is this so? Isn’t a photograph, even the most documentary, an abstraction of the world as it truly is? For the past several decades, conceptual photographers have explored the border between abstraction and representation in a variety of ways. This Studio Gallery show, curated by Leena Jayaswal of American University, illustrates how a number of the area’s most creative photographers are grappling with this always timely problem. 

Gallery Hours:

1:00pm-6:00pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. 

11:00am - 6:00pm Saturday

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Earlier Event: November 11
Later Event: November 11
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