Photography by Manjari Sharma will be on view in “Talking Pictures: Camera-Phone Conversations Between Artists” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City from June 27 – December 17, 2017:
Over the past decade, mobile phone cameras have changed how photographs are made, used, and looked at. Photography has become a fluid, instantaneous, ephemeral means of communication, an act closer to speaking than to writing. Whereas the camera once functioned chiefly as a tool for preserving the past, today people are using mobile phones to share their visual experience in real time and with unprecedented intimacy.
“Talking Pictures: Camera-Phone Conversations Between Artists” will highlight this novel aspect of photographic communication by inviting 12 pairs of artists to conduct visual dialogues with one another on their phones, sending still images and brief videos back and forth in a game of visual ping-pong. The completed dialogues will be presented in the galleries in various forms, including video monitors, exhibition prints, and photo books available for visitors to page through.
Blog post by:
Raechel McCarthy, Associate Director