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Why is this a Sculpture?

Leslie Hewitt, American, Riffs on Real Time (10 of 10), 2008, chromogenic print, 102 x 76.2cm. Courtesy of the artist and D’Amelio Terras, New York. © 2010 Leslie Hewitt

“One of the aspects of photography that is really beautiful is that it transports you – you look at an image and you’re somewhere else. And I like to play with that a little bit and remind viewers that, especially when you think about a photopgraph as an object, it travels, it moves, its context shifts, whether it’s in a book or on a gallery wall, or hidden in a stack somewhere.”

– Leslie Hewitt, nominee for The Grange Prize 2010

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One Response to “Why is this a Sculpture?”

  1. Wendy says:

    First, I would like to say that i think it’s a huge sign of apathy on the part of the public not posting comments on this website, as it seems there are only 3. Even though these four finalists are producing photographs outside the ‘box’ of regular ‘regular subject matter, they are certainly worth commenting about.
    That the subjects are obscure or an exploration of a different slant on the materials in our world, simply speaks to their creative lens seeking.
    Leslie Hewitt’s, Riff’s of Time, remind me of the photographic montages of Thomas Barbey, who works in black and white, imposing images upon recognizable scenes to make a statement. One is give the chance to view a photographs and have two anecdotal thoughts about what one is seeing.
    In that regard, I believe that the viewer is drawing into the scene more than if just viewing a historical picture.

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