Preface

The photographer’s vision convinces us to the degree that the photographer hides his hand.

JOHN SZARKOWSKI

The Photographer’s Eye

We constantly tend to misuse or misunderstand the term reality in relation to photographs. The photograph itself is the only thing that is real.

ROBERT HEINECKEN

ASSEMBLED FROM A MAKER’S PERSPECTIVE, Transformational Imagemaking: Handmade Photography Since 1960 examines, explains, and advocates for a curated group of American photography-based artists who have worked to expand the “window-on-the-world” and fine print practices of traditional photography. In making no attempt to hide its hand, this diverse group of curious experimentalists challenges and subverts these conventional practices to play off photography’s ...

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