Defining Work


How is the meaning of the photograph constructed?
Here’s what the project is about:

  1. Here’s a photograph I made in 1987.

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The photograph, as it stands alone, presents merely the possibility of meaning. Only by its embeddedness in a concrete discourse situation can the photograph yield a clear semantic outcome.
Alan Sekula, “On the Invention of Photographic Meaning,” in Thinking Photography,

  1. What does this photograph mean? What gives the photograph meaning? How is meaning determined?

For fuck’s sake… this project has nothing to do with the Trump organization. But it has every thing to do with Trump.