Penelope Umbrico in Photograph Magazine

Gallery artist Penelope Umbrico is featured in Photograph Magazine this month. In the article, Umbrico is asked to talk about her work–and specific pieces, in her own words. She begins with:

I’ve been working with images from the New York Public Library picture collection on and off for the past 20 years. Searching this physical collection today is a very different exercise than it was when I started: there were few other ways to source images then. Now, the act of traveling to the library, slowly working through the paper folders, and choosing from this limited stock seems absurd, but it asks one to commit to an image and consider its physicality in a way that is impossible online. 

Read the rest of the article here.


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