1. Charlotte Cotton Launches Photography Is Magic

    M.A.P is excited to announce the launch of Charlotte Cotton’s new book Photography Is Magic, published by Aperture.

    Photography Is Magic is a critical publication that surveys the practices of over eighty artists, all of whom are engaged with experimental approaches to photographic ideas, set within the contemporary image environment, framed by Web 2.0. The book contains a substantial essay by Charlotte Cotton and statements from all the contributing artists. The over three hundred image sequence represents the scope of photographic possibilities at play within contemporary creative practices. From Michele Abeles and Walead Beshty to Daniel Gordon and Matt Lipps, Cotton has selected artists who are consciously reframing photographic practices in the post-Internet age. Photography Is Magic provides an engaging physical experience - designed by Harsh Patel - for younger photo aficionados, students, and anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of contemporary photography.

    You can order a copy of the book on the Aperture website by visiting aperture.org/shop/photography-is-magic.

    Listed below are the launch events taking place over the next few weeks.

    EXPO Chicago:
    On Saturday, September 19th at 11.30am Charlotte Cotton will chair a discussion panel with Photography Is Magic participating artists John Houck, Matt Lipps, Phil Maisel, and Kate Steciw. www.aperture.org/event/photography-is-magic-panel-at-expo-chicago
    A special exhibition will be on view throughout EXPO Chicago. expochicago.com/special-exhibitions

    New York Art Book Fair at PS1:
    On Sunday, September 20th at 2pm Charlotte Cotton and many of the Photography Is Magic contributing artists will be signing copies of the book at the Aperture’s table. www.aperture.org/event/new-york-art-book-fair-2015

    Aperture at the New School, NY:
    On Monday, October 5th at 6.30pm Charlotte Cotton will chair a discussion panel with Photography Is Magic participating artists Leslie Hewitt, Kate Steciw and Letha Wilson. www.aperture.org/event/photography-magic-new-school