"Has technology changed or eradicated the 'craft' of photography?"
Attend a compelling Round Table Discourse at 2 pm on Saturday, February 20 in Affinity Gallery (main floor, Saskatchewan Craft Council, 813 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon, SK). Anyone interested in photography, technology, craft, or the topic in general is welcome to this free event. Quietly listen or jump up and down in excitement, this will be a casual conversation among the curious, the thoughtful, the digital converts, and the analog die-hards.
Curator Leslie Potter wrote in his Curatorial Statement: "This proclivity we have to create and record has led us to a place in our evolution where not only can we document anything instantly, but we can also change that information instantly. We are able to bend, distort, colour and shape any image that we produce. And, we can do any or all of this with a push of a button. This brings us to the question of this exhibition: When does technology start to distort the definition of craft?"
"Photography is not about cameras, gadgets and gismos. Photography is about photographers. A camera didnâ€™t make a great picture any more than a typewriter wrote a great novel." â€” Peter Adams
The Round Table Discourse is part of Photographic Phantasmagoria, an exhibition featuring contemporary photos by 24 Canadian photographers using everything from historical techniques â€” like wet plate collodion â€” to current 3D printing.