Lorie Novak

Lorie Novak is an artist and Professor of Photography & Imaging at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and Associate Faculty at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. She uses various technologies of representation to explore issues of memory and transmission, identity and loss, presence and absence, shifting cultural meanings of photographs, and the relationship between the intimate and the public. Her Web projectcollectedvisions.net, 1996-present, exploring how family photographs shape our memory was one of the earliest interactive storytelling sites. Novak’s photographs, installations, and Internet projects have been in numerous exhibitions.
American Lorie Novak is best known for her work with vernacular and popular culture photographs. „Refugees above the Fold, her installation in „Displaced„ is a free-standing component from the larger project „Above the Fold,” her self-described exploration of the afterlife of images and the politics of archiving. Working with paper editions of the New York Times, which she has been collecting since the NATO bombings of Kosovo, in 1999, she creates monumental piles organized by the image content of each front page’s principal photograph. Her installation addresses media coverage of the refugee crisis worldwide. In addition to a rendering of 17 years of news, monitors in the installation display an archive of categorized images and document the increased in media attention to the refugee crisis of the last few years.