1960’s Cubed Set
Electro Static Prints (15)
4 x 4 x 4 inches (each)
1960s Cubed Series
BIO: Robert Hirsch is an artist, curator, educator, and author of 5 highly regarded books including Transformational Imagemaking: Handmade Photography Since 1960, and Seizing the Light: A Social History of Photography. Hirsch is the former Associate Editor for Photovision and Digital Camera magazines and a contributing writer for Afterimage, exposure, Fotophile, The History of Photography, The Photo Review, and Photo Technique among others. His photographic works have been internationally exhibited. After debuting at Big Orbit Gallery, his project, World in a Jar: War and Trauma, has traveled to over a dozen venues around the world and is now in the Burchfield-Penney Art Center Collection in Buffalo, NY. A past Executive Director and Chief Curator of CEPA Gallery, Hirsch currently operates Light Research. www.lightresearch.net
STATEMENT: The 1960s Cubed history-based methodology relies on our visual cultural commons to represent the competing American social landscapes that shaped the decade’s zeitgeist. The project challenges notions of photographic truth by taking a “post-documentary” stance that every photograph is a subjective construction that reflects its maker’s interaction with the subject. The relationship among the documentarian, the documented, and the subject utilize juxtaposition to reveal the multidimensional nature of images and their multiplicity of meanings within cultural events. This re-envisioning of history allows one to see things not seen before, making it possible to imagine a different future.