Photo Books

New Ideas in Photo Book Making: Dayanita Singh’s “Museum Bhavan”

July 19, 2017

By Conor Risch

© Dayanita Singh

Dayanita Singh’s Museum Bhavan is a set of books that encourage readers to create their own exhibitions of her work.

What is a photograph? What are its physical properties? What is its relationship to time? Does photography require a camera? And what do we do with its abundance? These and other inward-looking questions currently preoccupy many “lens-based artists” creating conceptual artwork with and about the medium of photography. It can all feel a bit navel-gazing and inaccessible to any but...

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