Dark Mirrors assembles sixteen essays by photographer and critic Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa focusing on contemporary fine art photographic and video practices that are principally, though not exclusively, rooted in the United States, written between 2015 and 2021. Wolukau-Wanambwa analyses the image’s relationship to the urgent and complex questions that define our era, through the lens of artistic practices and works which insightfully engage with the ongoing contemporaneity of disparate histories and the ever-changing status of the visual in social life. — publisher
Deana Lawson, —241 Dana Lixenberg, — 139 Paul Pfeiffer, — 213 Arthur Jafa, —79 Katy Grannan, and — 117 Robert Bergman — 131 Ron Jude — 159 Rosalind Solomon — 147 Charlotte Cotton — 47 Joel W. Fisher — 63 Rabih Mroue —87 Daniel Shea — 107 Kristine Potter — 201 Mark Ruwedel — 187 Jason Koxvold — 171
Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa (B. 1980–):
- One Wall A Web. Amsterdam: Roma, 2018. ISBN 978-9492811226. Photographs and an essay by Wolukau-Wanambwa as well as appropriated archival images.
- Hiding in Plain Sight. Harun Farocki Institute; Motto, 2020. Co-authored with Ben Alper. ISBN 978-2940672073.
- The Lives of Images, Vol. 1: Repetition, Reproduction, and Circulation. Aperture Reader Series. New York: Aperture, 2021. Edited by Wolukau-Wanambwa. ISBN 9781597115025.
- Dark Mirrors. London: Mack, 2021. ISBN 978-1-913620-39-4. Sixteen essays by Wolukau-Wanambwa on Deana Lawson, Dana Lixenberg, Paul Pfeiffer, Arthur Jafa, Katy Grannan, Jason Koxvold, Robert Bergman and others.