Words Without Pictures.
Edited by Alex Klein. Contributions by Charlotte Cotton, Jason Evans, Kevin Moore, Charlie White, Paul Graham, Sze Tsung Leong, et al.
510 pp., 5¾x8¼".
WordsWithout Pictures was originally conceived
by curator Charlotte Cotton as a means of creating
spaces for discourse around current issues in
photography. Every month for a year, beginning
in November 2007, an artist, educator, critic
or curator was invited to contribute a short
unillustrated essay about an aspect of emerging
photography. Each piece was available on the
WordsWithout Pictures website for one month
and was accompanied by a discussion forum
focused on its specific topic. Over the course of
its month-long “life,” each essay received both
invited and unsolicited responses from a wide
range of interested parties. All of these essays,
responses and other provocations are gathered
together here. Previously issued as a print-ondemand
title,we are pleased to present Words
Without Pictures to the trade for the first time as
part of the Aperture Ideas series. The contributors
are Amy Adler, George Baker, Christopher
Bedford,Walead Beshty, Sarah Charlesworth,
Charlotte Cotton, John Divola, Shannon Ebner,
Jason Evans, Harrell Fletcher, Paul Graham, Leslie
Hewitt, Darius Himes, Soo Kim, Sze Tsung Leong,
Miranda Lichtenstein, Sharon Lockhart, Allan
McCollum, Kevin Moore, Carter Mull,Marisa
Olson, Arthur Ou, Anthony Pearson,Michael
Queenland, Allen Ruppersberg, Alex Slade, A.L.
Steiner, Penelope Umbrico, JamesWelling,
CharlieWhite,MarkWyse and Amir Zaki.