In a wide-ranging and open manner, Photographic Possibilities surveys what today’s alternative imagemak-ers are actually doing in the field, something different from the ordinary, in terms of apparatus, materials, processes, representation concepts, and notions of creativity. Additionally, the text provides a historical background about the major processes it covers. Unfamiliar terms are defined upon their first use. Resource Guides of additional sources of information and supplies, including Websites, are included at the end of subject sections whenever appropriate.
The book’s art program presents a stimulating survey of works by over 150 contemporary photographers from around the world, which illuminate, not illustrate, concepts and methods discussed in the book. Images were curated through an international work call and also by contacting specific artists. Each imagemaker was asked a series of question about the thinking and working methods they employed to realize their vision. This information was distilled into captions, which allows the makers to speak directly to the readers.