Photographs by Johanna Warwick, assistant professor of photography the LSU School of Art, will be on display at the Texas A&M VisCom Gallery in Dallas, Texas, September 29–October 28, 2016, in an exhibition titled, Monuments to Strangers. She will give an artist talk at 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, followed by a reception from 6-8 p.m.
Monuments to Strangers are photographs memorializing the people printed in America’s daily newspapers over the past century. Half-tone printing blocks are photographed or printed onto film as an exploration of our history, both cultural and photographic.
“I combine analog and digital processes to underscore the ways in which news photographs have been produced and how that production affects our understanding of cultural history,” stated Warwick.
The photographs look at the selective representation of the individual within printed daily newspapers from the 1880s to the 1960s.