About this project

In Pursuit of Error is a practice research project which investigates the potential of the photographic ‘failure’.  This site is a place to retain and consider the errors that occur in everyday photography practice and a visual resource for my research and writing.  I am particularly interested in the ephemerality of the digital error, which is likely to be deleted before it ever sees the light of day.

The project began in 2014 with a call for contributions of photographic mistakes: images which are blurred, out of focus, under or over-exposed, distorted or failed in some way. These early contributions showed me what errors were or could be, and helped me think about what I mean by ‘error’ and whether all errors were accidents.

In September 2015  I presented the project at the Internet Technologies and Applications conference at Wrexham Glyndwr University, Wales and in November 2016 I presented a paper discussing the research emerging from the project at The Post Screen International Festival of Art, New Media and Cybercultures in Lisbon.

Contributions to the project are always welcome.

Email digital images (max 1MB) to tracypiperwright (at) gmail (dot) com with your full details including website links etc so that I can credit you on the site.  Tell me about your image(s):  how they occurred (whether accidentally or deliberately) and why they are ‘errors’ for you.  If you want to send prints drop me an email and I’ll let you know the address to send them to.  You can also submit images via the IPE Blog: http://inpursuitoferror.tumblr.com/submit


Tracy Piper-Wright

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