The Memory of Time (Hardcover)

Contemporary Photographs at the National Gallery of Art

By Sarah Greenough, Andrea Nelson, Sarah Kennel (Contribution by)

Thames & Hudson, 9780500544495, 162pp.

Publication Date: May 19, 2015

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From a shared fascination with photography's past, including early photographic techniques, to creating works which give form to the literal passage of time and the fleeting evidence of cultural change, many contemporary artists are creating works that evocatively engage with how the past has been shaped by photography. The medium has been instrumental in both preserving and creating memory from its inception, and its ability to record the existence of ruins in contemporary society strikingly calls into question what is remembered or forgotten by history. This exhibition and catalog will examine how photographs not only evoke memories of place through the unfolding of different moments of time but also create powerful visual histories of our relationship with the land.