What’s the difference between your vacation photos on your handheld device, a sexy ad for a car, and the $4.3 million Andreas Gursky print on the museum wall?

When everyone is a photographer and everything has been photographed, why make pictures at all?

What are pictures?

Photographer and professor Laura Letinsky will consider these questions and more as she takes you into the world of contemporary photography, exploring her own art-making and that of others.

Laura Letinsky  is a professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago. She’s exhibited her work at the Getty ,  the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Photographers’ Gallery, and the Museum of Modern Art. Her honors include a Canada Council for the Art’s Künstlerhaus Bethanien Residency, an Anonymous Was a Woman Award, and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. She holds a BFA from the University of Manitoba and an MFA from the Yale University School of Art.


1 hour, 37 minutes, 8 seconds
April 10, 2016
Published: July 6, 2016