Dan Torop

Dana Hoey's From Blur to Bourriaud

In the Summer of 2011 I edited an excerpt from Dana Hoey's Dictionary of Received Ideas on Photography for Triple Canopy magazine.

Adopting the form and rhythm of Gustave Flaubert’s Dictionary of Received Ideas, which contains earnest advice on how to hew to the commonplaces of society, Hoey’s definitions lay out the weave of current photographic practice. She covers techniques, styles, and theorists. She chooses to loosen preconceptions rather than lay down rules.


screenshot of Dana Hoey annotation