A Journal of Visual Culture
See, a quarterly journal published by The Friends of Photography, presents striking photography and fine writing that explore the impactof lens-based images on contemporary culture. Unlike other photography-related journals currently being published, see neither limits itself to technical aspects of the artmaking processnor isolates the medium by presenting images in a strictly photographic context. Rather, see places the medium within the broad discourse of visual culture, including literature that addresses visual ideas. Photographs by contemporary artists as well as classic or under appreciated images culled from the medium's 150-year history, and from other image-based media, are featured in tandem with fiction, poetry, essays, and critical writings that respond to ou rimage-dominated surroundings. In addition to beautifully reproduced portfolios of artists' work and insightful, provocative writings, regular features of see include a section of artist's pages; reviews of current exhibitions, books, and multimedia titles; and a column in which see editor-in-chief Andy Grundberg addresses topical issues. Another regular feature addresses original and humorous analyses of fictional photographers within the realm of popular culture.
Contents Portfolio, Susan Derges • Viewfinder, fiction by Raymond Carver • Real Estate Photographs, Henry Wessel • Anna Lee's Pictures, Julia Parker-Pribuss • Bedrooms, poem by Sandra McPherson • Open Space: One Story about June Riley, Susan Schwartzenberg • Skellig, David Ireland • The Africa Series, Carrie Mae Weems • Out of a Picture by Arbus, essay by Rebecca Solnit • Collage, poem by Quincy Troupe • The Presidio: A City Woodland, Lyle Gomes • In Print: Road Work, reviews by Glen Helfand • The Photographers: The Shooter, essay by Michael Read • On Display: The Theater of Refusal: Black Art and Mainstream Criticism, essay by Maurice Berger • State of the Art: Surface Effects, essay by Andy Grundberg