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The Sandbox: Archives (part of the Hillman Photography Initiative)

06/21/2014, 7:00 P.M.—9:00 P.M.

CMOA Theater

General $20 ($12 MEMBERS/AGE 30 AND UNDER)

The Sandbox Cooning with Cooners

Kalev Erickson is uniquely positioned to speak about the intersection of photobooks and archives. As Commissioning Editor of the Archive of Modern Conflict (AMC), an enigmatic photography collection housed in London, Erickson has access to a treasure trove of photographs and historical ephemera not necessarily related to war (despite what the name suggests). This led to the creation of More Cooning with Cooners, a book that showcases Erickson’s strength as an editor.

For this one-night event, Erickson will discuss the Archive of Modern Conflict and specifically its publishing program. In addition, he will share
More Cooning with Cooners with the audience and consider what role an institution like the AMC—or even archives in general—play in the creation of photography art books. Reception with cash bar and snacks to follow. The Sandbox: Archives is fourth in a series of events centered on six different photobook themes.Registration is recommended as space is limited.

This event is part of the
Hillman Photography Initiative, an incubator for innovative thinking about the photographic image. To join the conversation visit

Related Sandbox events
June 21: The Sandbox: Archives
June 26: Scanning Day #2: Share Your Pittsburgh Photos
June 29: The Sandbox: Science Fiction and Dreams
July 24:  Scanning Day #3: Share Your Pittsburgh Photos

Related Hillman Photography Initiative events
July 10: Documentary premiere of Extraterrestrial: The Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project, Part 3 of The Invisible Photograph

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