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Public, Private, Secret: On Photography and the Configuration of Self

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Curator and writer Charlotte Cotton discusses her ongoing curatorial research into how image-making and image-consumption patterns are reconfiguring the social conventions that define our public and private selves. Cotton has been at the forefront of the appraisal of contemporary art photography for over 20 years. As the first curator-in-residence at the International Center of Photography in 2015–16, she opened the museum’s new home on the Bowery in New York with her exhibition and program Public, Private, Secret


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Artadia’s Art & Dialogue is a national program designed to connect Artadia Awardees and the public with curators and cultural producers from outside of their cities. Artadia currently supports over 330 Awardees working in a diverse array of disciplines in six cities across the country.

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