Writing Pictures: Case Studies in Photographic Criticism 1983-2012
Literary Nonfiction. Art Criticism & Theory. An anthology of photographic art criticism by James R. Hugunin, the 1983 Recipient of the Reva and David Logan Award for Distinguished New Writing in Photography funded by the Photographic Resource Center, Boston, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
About the Author
James Hugunin teaches the History of Photography and Contemporary Theory at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1983 he won the first Reva and David Logan Award for Distinguished New Writing in Photography. He is the author of A Survey of the Representation of Prisoners in the United States: Discipline and Photograph, The Prison Experience (1999), and Writing Pictures, Case Studies in Photographic Criticism, 1983- 2012 (2013), New Art Examiner Reviews: 1986-93, and Afterimage: Critical Essays on Photography from the Journal Afterimage, 1977-88, all collections of his critical writings. He has also written several novels: Something is Crook in Middlebrook (2012), Elder Physics, The Wrong of Time: Stories from an Elder Home (2013), Case-X (2015), and Q_A: An Auto-Interview (JEF Books, 2017). His current novel-in-progress, Finding Mememo,(forthcoming in 2017) plays with the genres of academic writing, detective, and sci-fi as it critiques the suffusion of neoliberal economics into academia. In 2016, Hugunin was elected a member of Chicago's Society of Midland Authors.