Current issue

Photography: Behind the Lens

Feature Article: 

Muse Magazine

Archive/Alternative: gesture and history in contemporary practices , by Sonya Filman

The deep-seated association between the photographic image and historical knowledge is undeniable. We have recognized this since the birth of the medium, at which point the camera was quickly co-opted as a tool for scientific research and historical documentation, and the key theorists jumped to remark on the uniquely indexical qualities of the photograph. While our relationship with digital photography has grown increasingly ubiquitous and familiar, analogue photographic images continue to be considered within the discursive bounds of the document — historical, immutable and mnemonic. By working with archival materials or journalistic photographs, artists develop opportunities to explore alternative approaches to historical context.  ...

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Other articles in this issue:

Museums and Photography: Some Observations, by Carol Payne

Pieces of the World: The Photography of Jayce Salloum, byKeith Wallace

Photography with Selfie-Sticks , by Robert Foreman

Conference Memories of 2016

CMA Award Recipients for 2016


Book Reviews:

Museum as Process: Translating Local and Global Knowledges , by Richard Gerrard

The Multisensory Museum : Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Touch, Sound, Smell, Memory, and Space , by Oana Tanase

Letters to the Editor


Mr Janes’ Modest Manifesto in the latest issue of Muse, David Jensen (pdf)


This publication has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.