On Friday, 12 May 2017, after only being open for a week at the EPEKA Gallery in Maribor, the photo exhibition War and the WWW: Kurds in Syria and Networking Websites was closed prematurely. It was […]
From the Magazine
With the development of digital technology and the internet in the past twenty years, photography has become really pervasive and omnipresent. Despite digitalization, or perhaps because of it, a tendency towards a return to ‘analogue’ photography can be observed in analog- recent years in the field of contemporary art photography as well.
In 1990s, along with the prominence and popularization of the so-called deadpan aesthetics within the field of contemporary photography, began the “rediscovery” of its pioneers. This distinction came late (more than thirty years later), but undoubtedly belonged to Bernd and Hilla Becher, who devoted their lives to photographing industrial architecture.
The series Big depression consists of two dozen photographs shot using an old bellows camera in wet plate collodion and two dozen digital blow-ups that depict abandoned, slowly deteriorating objects of until only recently active factories.
After tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011, numerous photographs were trapped in ruins and alluvia. A project named Memory Salvage, in which more than 4000 volunteers as well as Japanese self-defence forces participated, was started with the goal of cleaning, restoring, digitalizing and returning found photographs.