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Tial American photographer writer and curator Nicholas Muellner best known for his photobooks The Amnesia Pavilions named one of Time magazine s best photobooks of and In Most Tides an Island The essays gathered here intertwine personal accounts historical and contemporary criticism fictional narrative and philosophical inuiry to ask what is existentially at stake in the making and viewing of photographs Created between and these writings reflect a decade of epochal shifts in the technologies and contexts of image making the growth of smartphones and the ascendance of social media and the resulting transformations in visual and social culture This innovative collection traces that historical evolution in image making through Muellner s idiosyncratically emotional humorous and melancholic vis.
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Ual and textual modes Above all in these critical and philosophical works Muellner never abandons the position of the photographer that person who marks their place in the world as lover citizen artist and witness by the optical device they hold in their hands Lacuna Park contains all of Muellner s writings on photography In addition to five new and previously unpublished essays the collection includes selections published in now out of print and hard to find works including a complete reprint of Muellner s book The Photograph Commands Indifference Nicholas Muellner born received a BA in comparative literature from Yale University and an MFA in Photography from Temple University He is Associate Professor of Photography and Co Director of the Image Text MFA at Ithaca College and the ITI Press.
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Sigmund Freud famously declared that every dream will reveal itself as a psychological structure full of significance For Nicholas Muellner the same could be said of every photograph From his uniue perspective as a writer photographer Muellner functions as both analyst and patient in this deep dive into the significance of pictures Alec Soth A uite brilliant book I devoured Nicholas Muellner s exuisite writing and perfectly constructed stream of bright consciousness in one sitting It is a very generous book it is an adventure and I suspect that every reader will appreciate the open personal poetic and erudite call that Muellner gives to think through the meaning of photography at this juncture in history Charlotte Cotton Lacuna Park is a collection of written and visual essays by the influen.