useful pictures is an artist-run investigation into current directions in photographic practice.

useful pictures interrogates the way photographic objects exist as sites of potential for new knowledge and new ways of understanding our experiences.

We focus on artwork created after photography and the internet co-evolved to produce a culture of instant and global image sharing. We highlight artistic practices that consider this torrent of image traffic and actively complicate photographic understandings alongside a networked digital culture.

useful pictures is a platform for this artistic production and its surrounding dialogs.


write to pictures.useful@gmail.com with inquiries.

useful pictures is eric showszach nader, and grant billingsley

based in brooklyn, ny


12.14.13 | Building a New Art World: Rethinking Conventional Practices, ICP-Bard
02.18.13 | An introduction to useful pictures, Microscope Gallery