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TAE YOUNG CHANG

Posted by The Center on July 20, 2010


(Photo credit: Tae Young Chang, untitled no. 1)

(Photo credit: Tae Young Chang, untitled no. 5 )

Is there a better testament to a persuasive ad campaign than a product that is 100% identifiable without the label? Photographer Tae Young Chang examines the ingrained identities of products in the series Untitled. Chang was awarded a Director’s Honorable Mention for these images.

In his own words:

The series “Untitled” [was] shot after covering the surface of the existing products with a uniform tone … By removing the logo and peculiar color attached to the product, it tries to minimize the advertising effects … The fact that the original product can sometimes be recognized even in this altered circumstance demonstrates how the form itself, as an image, still has the power to stimulate our desire.

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PLEASURES AND PITFALLS

Posted by The Center on July 20, 2010


Carrot Cake House, Erin Gleeson

Please join us tonight from 6:00 – 7:30pm for Consumption: Its Pleasures and Pitfalls

The discussion will be led by Philip Cafaro, Associate Professor of Philosophy, at Colorado State University and Hamidah Glasgow, Executive Director of The Center for Fine Art Photography. Consumption raises provocative questions about human needs, desires and their resultant impacts on the self and in the surrounding environment.

Don’t forget to RSVP at contact@c4fap.org to reserve your seat. This event is free and open to the public.

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