Who Owns What in the Digital Age

Marc Adelman’s Stelen (Columns) (2007–11) was included in The Jewish Museum exhibition Composed: Identity, Politics, Sex (Dec. 23, 2011–June 30, 2012). The work comprises a set of photographs Adelman found on a gay dating website. Following a published review of the exhibition, the Museum received complaints from several people whose profile pictures were featured in Stelen. Their comments [...]

Penelope Umbrico

Penelope Umbrico’s photo-based installations, video, and digital media works explore the ever-increasing production and consumption of images on the Internet. She has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship among other awards, and her monograph, Penelope Umbrico (photographs), was published by Aperture in 2011. There are so many ways one [...]

Marvin Heiferman

Curator and writer Marvin Heiferman originates projects about photographs, imaging, and visual culture. His most recent book is Photography Changes Everything (2012). As clear as photographs may be, their use can turn unruly. One example: Marc Adelman’s Stelen (2007–11), an installation of 50 appropriated snapshots on view at The Jewish Museum before being withdrawn last summer. [...]