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Pounds Per Image / Pratt Photography Imprint (PPI)

Pounds Per Image (PPI):
Students and any member of the Pratt community wishing to obtain a copy of any or all of the PPI issues (provided they are not sold out…) can request a hard copy or PDF by emailing
PPI#3 Launch Event:
Presented by 192 Books and Paula Cooper Gallery, Leslie Hewitt will discuss
Postscript: Archives, Annotations, and the Unfolding of Time as Image and Agency with Omar Berrada.
Poster with a pink background and bold text for the PHOTOGRAPHY IMPRINT announcement.
Poster with a yellow background and bold text for the PHOTOGRAPHY IMPRINT announcement.
Pratt Photography Imprint
Pounds Per Image

In order for something to have weight it needs to have gravity. In an age defined by the immaterial transmission and circulation of images, PPI will make research, scholarship and practice the centerpiece of its gravity bound mission. By commissioning artists, writers, curators and other voices in the poly vocal field to produce original material about photography, PPI will make contributions to the discursive field beyond the walls of the institute.

The inaugural writer and visitor for Pounds Per Image (PPI) will be Rhea Anastas.

Rhea Anastas (b. 1969, Gloucester, Massachusetts) is an art historian, curator, and cofounder of Orchard, a cooperative, artist-run gallery with a predetermined lifespan (2005–8). Orchard was located in New York’s Lower East Side, a then-transitional neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, and opened in the grim afterhours of George W. Bush’s reelection. Orchard’s cofounders include Moyra Davey, Andrea Fraser, Jeff Preiss, R. H. Quaytman, and Jason Simon, among others.