Double Take: Drawing & Photography

Drawing Room research papers published to coincide with Double Take, a two-venue exhibition exploring the relationship between drawing and photography, taking place at Drawing Room and The Photographers' Gallery, London. Artists at Drawing Room include Dove Allouche, Josh Brand, Tacita Dean, Margarita Gluzberg, Matt Saunders and Thomas Zummer.

Drawing and photography are each considered the most direct, ‘transparent’ media with which to engage with the world.  They share fascinating parallels:  the relationship to the indexical, the blank sheet of paper or surface, graphite and silver, pencil weight and aperture, the sense of an invisible ‘apparatus’ (the camera and pencil), the engagement with surface, light, negative and positive and the trace. Double Take seeks to explore the multifarious ways photography and drawing have been combined and mirrored to extend both practices into new arenas in modern and contemporary practices.

Double Take: Drawing & Photography Research Papers will include: an exhibition text by Kate Macfarlane, co-director, Drawing Room; an interview with artist Matt Saunders; A Matter of Shadows, an illustrated conversation with Thomas Zummer; Tacita Dean's The Studio of Giorgio Morandi; artists’ reading lists; and more.

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  • View large image Fictional self-portrait, ‘photogenic drawing,’ circa 1840.

    Hippolyte Bayard (1801-1887), Fictional self-portrait, ‘photogenic drawing,’ circa 1840.