The Image Looks Back

27 Mar 11:00am -
16 May 5:00pm

RMIT Gallery
Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC, Australia


Curated by Alison Bennett, Shane Hulbert, Rebecca Najdowski & Daniel Palmer

In an era of post truth, fake news, and manipulated images, The Image Looks Back explores the reconfiguration of photography, asking how notions of visual truth and human experience are shaped by new technologies of vision.

If the photograph has conventionally been understood as a record or memory of the world, what happens when the image looks back?

Part of PHOTO 2020 International Festival of Photography

Curated by Alison Bennett, Shane Hulbert, Rebecca Najdowski and Daniel Palmer

Artists Jacqueline Felstead, Joan Fontcuberta, Forensic Architecture, Generative Photography (Adam Brown, Tabea Iseli, Alan Warburton), Mike Gray, Joe Hamilton, Thomas Hirschhorn, Rhonda Holberton, Fei Jun, Amalia Lindo, Rosa Menkman, Tyler Payne, Queertech.io, Joachim Schmid and Winnie Soon

Image caption: Jacqueline Felstead, James Asleep, 2019, film still from photogrammetric model, 200 x 100 cm. Courtesy of the artist.