In recent years, with the increasing turn toward the digital, photography has become more complex and varied in its range of possible representational renderings. Photography is at a point of transformation, and in organizing the New Photography 2010 exhibition, I wanted to be responsive to these changes and bring together a group of artists who have expanded the conventional definitions of the medium.
In my conversation with photographer Amanda Ross-Ho, one of the four artists featured in New Photography 2010, she talked about the inspirations for her work and her process. Amanda grew up in a family of photographers, both commercial and artistic. Inspired by the material culture of the artist’s studio, her distinctive installation, expressly conceived for the New Photography 2010 exhibition, includes a hand-drilled Sheetrock panel covered with found images scanned from craft manuals and photography textbooks, and pictures with familial significance, such as reprints of photographs taken by her parents.