Limits of Photography explores the area where the viewer loses faith in the veracity of photography. The exhibition title exploits a double meaning. The first is that many of the artists in the show push photography to the limits of recognizing it as photography. The second refers to the limitations encountered when we trust photography as if it were perception—as if it were a window rather than a flat, constructed surface. These two obviously play off against each other and provide good metaphoric possibilities for making art as well as for viewing.
—Rod Slemmons, Curator at Large, Museum of Contemporary Photography