On the Verge
On the Verge takes Charles Baudelaire’s famous letter of 1859— in which he outlines his contempt for photography— as a starting point to explore the role that photography and art can and should play in shaping the future. Eight writers have composed letters responding to Baudelaire to entertain, provoke, inspire and empower. Just as Baudelaire lived through an era of radical societal changes in politics, science, technology and culture, we find ourselves sitting on the edge of a new era. Confronted by the rise of artificial intelligence, the challenges of climate change, pandemics and genetic engineering, these letters invite conversation as we similarly inhabit the verge of a new age. On the Verge is the third publication by FUTURES, a Europe-based photography platform bringing together the global photography community to support and nurture the professional development of emerging artists across the world.
|256 p, ills colour & bw, 16 x 24 cm, pb, English|