Skip to content

Three Things: The Camera Edition

2013 April 29

Three Things

In the grand scheme of things, the camera has only been around for a short time — the first mass-market camera was made available at the end of the 19th century. Fast-forward to today, and suddenly everyone has a camera in their pocket, each taking (at least) dozens of photographs every day.

This week let’s write about this curious object. On which side of the camera will your subject find him- or herself?


Three Things, The Camera Edition: Cynthia Greig photograph

Cynthia Greig, camera, from Life – Size series, 2001. Photograph.


Three Things, The Camera Edition: Francis Picabia

Francis Picabia, Here, This Is Stieglitz Here, 1915. Pen, brush and ink, and cut and pasted printed papers on paperboard. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.


Three Things, The Camera Edition: Laurie Simmons photograph

Laurie Simmons, Walking Camera II (Jimmy the Camera), 1987. Photograph. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.


Comments are closed.