Peggy Levison Nolan featured in ‘The Photographer’s Playbook’ and in Crystal Bridges exhibit


Peggy Levison Nolan, Adjunct Professor at The College of Architecture + The Arts has a poem featured in The Photographer’s Playbook: 307 Assignments and Ideas by Jason Fulford and Gregory Halpern and published by the Aperture Foundation.

The following synopsis of The Photography’s Playbook is provided by the publisher.

The Photographer’s Playbook features photography assignments, as well as ideas, stories, and anecdotes from many of the world’s most talented photographers and photography professionals. Whether you’re looking for exercises to improve your craft—alone or in a group—or you’re interested in learning more about the medium, this playful collection will inspire fresh ways of engaging with photographic process. Inside you will find advice for better shooting and editing, creative ways to start new projects, games and activities, and insight into the practices of those responsible for our most iconic photographs—John Baldessari, Tina Barney, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Jim Goldberg, Miranda July, Susan Meiselas, Stephen Shore, Alec Soth, Tim Walker, and many more. The book also features a Polaroid alphabet by Mike Slack, which divides each chapter, and a handy subject guide. Edited by acclaimed photographers Jason Fulford and Gregory Halpern, the assignments and project ideas in this book are indispensable for teachers and students, and great fun for everyone fascinated by taking pictures. – See more at:

In addition to being included in this work of literature, Nolan will also be featured in a September exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art entitled State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now. State of the Art is the result of a year-long road trip taken by the Museum’s curatorial team to discover the current art scene in America. The team traveled more than 100,000 miles and visited almost 1,000 artists. The resulting exhibition will include more than 100 artists, including Peggy Levison Nolan.

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