To celebrate the launch of Quitting Your Day Job, the first critical biography of the American photographer Chauncey Hare, author Robert Slifkin is joined in conversation by the artist Martha Rosler (an ex-teacher of Hare), as they discuss Hare's extraordinary life and art.
Friday 28 October
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© Chauncey Hare. This photograph was made by Chauncey Hare to protest and warn against the growing domination of working people by multi-national corporations and their elite owners and managers.
About Quitting Your Day Job
Quitting Your Day Job: Chauncey Hare’s Photographic Work
is the first critical biography of the American photographer Chauncey Hare (1934–2019). Although Hare experienced a significant, if fleeting, degree of professional success, his work has not received the critical attention it deserves and his extraordinary life story remains obscure. This book presents a wide-ranging account of Hare’s life and art, suggesting the ways in which his work continues to resonate with contemporary concerns about the reach of corporations into everyday life, documentary photography’s longstanding complicity with the politics of liberal guilt, and art’s vexed relation to elite channels of power.
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