Posted on Wednesday, May 15th 2013
Posted on Wednesday, March 13th 2013
I’ll be reading from Unphotographable at lostintheletters at Highland Ballroom on Sunday night.
This is the first official reading I’ve ever done of this work, and I’m really looking forward to it. Come on out, if you can!
Posted on Tuesday, February 12th 2013
Audio of an interview I did with Jeremy Abernathy of Burnaway for ArtSpeak on AM1690 about the installation of Unphotographable currently on view in “Shadow Puppets” at GSU. Interview also features Daniel Bejar whose work is included in the show.
Posted on Thursday, January 31st 2013
I’ll be speaking at 5pm this evening at Georgia State for the opening of “Shadow Puppets: Traces of New Documentary Practices”, which runs through February 9th. Exhibiting artists include:
Michael David Murphy
“Many of the photographic and video works in this exhibition address politically charged issues by capitalizing on the way that the lens can capture and transform notions of authenticity, perception, and reality. The artists operate within a framework that aims to combat the uniformity and ubiquity of photographs while challenging dominant, and often oppressive, cultural representation. Often deploying reality as a tool that builds an illusion, the resulting works could be considered fables that ask viewers to decipher fact and fiction to gain insight, and search for elements of truth within the constructions.”
Free and open to the pubic. Gallery hours: Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm. Closed weekends and University holidays. 10 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303.
Posted on Monday, January 14th 2013
A hybrid of the collaboration with The Entente that premiered at Brighton Photo Fringe, 2011, plus framed hand-drawn pieces.
Posted on Saturday, January 12th 2013
Phonar, the “free and open undergraduate photography class” at Coventry University in the UK, tackled Unphotographable this month, with students making multimedia presentations based on my text. Josie Sutton produced my favorite piece, based on this from 2007.
“This is a picture I did not take of an illustration of a bluebird on a page torn from a child’s textbook, nor is this a picture of the illustration as it fell from the low branches of a tree, where it had been trapped like trash beside a plastic bag, and when the page was blown from the tree, it fell to the ground slowly, the illustration facing me like a reminder of a bluebird, and when it landed at my feet, the illustration spun a bit in the wind, as if the bird knew it wasn’t meant for this, and would try everything it could to flap up off that page.”
Posted on Wednesday, October 31st 2012
Posted on Monday, October 29th 2012
“This is a Picture…” opens Saturday in Vevey, Switzerland, and I have work in the show with one of my favorite artists, Erik Kessels. Michael Chylinski’s found photographs round-out the selection. It’s on view through Sept. 30th, as part of Vevey’s “Festival Images”.
If you speak French, apparently there will be translations available. Wish I could attend! (Too busy running Atlanta’s photo festival and being a dad, it seems!)
Posted on Thursday, September 6th 2012
I have work in “This is a picture…” opening in Vevey, Switzerland on Sept. 8th through the 30th, as part of the Festival Images bienniel. Drawings from Unphotographable will be shown alongside work from Erik Kessels and Michael Chylinski.
Posted on Tuesday, August 28th 2012
Tonight at APG Gallery at TULA, a handful of unphotographables, Nikita Gale & more #outsidetheframe
Posted on Friday, June 8th 2012
I have an installation of unphotographables that will be on view at Atlanta Photography Gallery at Tula on Bennett St. The show is called Outside the Frame, opens June 8th, and features work from six “special guest artists” in addition to a juried open call.
Posted on Tuesday, May 29th 2012
Posted on Friday, March 2nd 2012
Spotted at Mason Murer for the Art Papers Auction by Jesse Chamberlin on @instagram http://t.co/VbmTfptc
Posted on Friday, February 10th 2012