Nicholas Muellner is an artist who operates at the intersection of photography and writing. Through books, exhibitions and slide lectures, his projects investigate the limits of photography as a documentary pursuit and as an interface to literary, political and personal narratives. His recent textual and visual books include The Photograph Commands Indifference (A-Jump Books, 2009), and The Amnesia Pavilions (A-Jump Books, 2011), and In Most Tides an Island (SPBH Editions, 2017). He has given readings at numerous venues in the United States and Europe, including MoMA P.S.1, the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. In addition to solo exhibitions in the U.S., the U.K. and Russia, Muellner’s writings on photography have been published by MACK, Aperture, Objektiv, Afterimage, Triple Canopy and Routledge. His work has been supported by MacDowell and Yaddo Colony Fellowships, residencies at the Russian National Center of Contemporary Art and the Carnegie Museum of Art, and grants from the Trust for Mutual Understanding and CEC Artslink. He Co-Directs the Image Text MFA at Ithaca College and the ITI Press.
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