The Image Looks Back

In line with recent Government advice, RMIT Gallery is currently closed.

The Image Looks Back has been rescheduled from its original 2020 programming. The proposed exhibition dates are subject to change.

The exact exhibition dates will be confirmed when we are able to recommence our regular program of exhibitions and events.

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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 2021 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.