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Thursday Talks: Fauxtography

Thursday Talks: Fauxtography

Lying with Photographs, An Analytical Framework

March 23, 2023 6:00pm

Culver Center of the Arts
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Join us to hear from Douglas McCulloh, Interim Executive Director of UCR ARTS, Senior Curator, and curator of the exhibition, Fauxtography: Lying with Photographs, An Analytical Framework. A Q&A portion will be moderated by Nikolay Maslov, Curator of Film & Media Projects at UCR ARTS. Fauxtography is on view at UCR ARTS’ Culver Center of the Arts through July 2, 2023.

We live in a golden age of lying. Photographs are now crucial building blocks in the superstructure of falsehood, their deceptive powers amplified by vast circulation on the internet. Fauxtography: Lying with Photographs presents an analytic framework for understanding how photographs can be induced to lie. Seven categories of photographic lies are illustrated by “type specimens” collected from across the internet. They are sterling examples of photographic falsehoods, signposts for a world where we no longer think seeing is believing.

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Thursday Talks are made possible with the support of the Marjorie and Glenn Thomas Memorial Fund. Programs at UCR ARTS are supported by the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at UCR, and the City of Riverside.

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