The deadline for contribution proposals is 31 May 2017. The deadline for finished contributions is 15 September 2017. Collecting photographic images has for long stirred both interest and imagination of photographers, artists, photographic theorists, just as […]
One of the most privileged and complex motives in the history of photography is the human face. Not only that – it has always been a heavily contested landscape, deeply invested in the aesthetic and ideological struggles concerning the nature of human beings, social class as well as its proper representation through the medium of photography.
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For five years the photographer Rob Hornstra and journalist Arnold van Bruggen travelled through the Caucasus and recorded the building of the most expensive winter Olympic Games to date. To put it better: they have recorded historical, social, cultural and political “behind-the-scenes” of the 2014 winter Olympic Games in Sochi – focusing on the regions of Sochi, Abhazia and Northern Caucasus
Deceased gay activist and teacher David Kato stated in an interview in 2011 that there were two ways to survive being gay in Uganda: to either hide and seek darkness, or proudly step forward, out of the darkness. Photographer Tadej Žnidarčič has efficiently used this very contrast in his project We are here, we are gay and we are Ugandans.
The exhibition Copy and paste focuses on found images which are strategically pasted into new contexts. The six photographers that are exhibiting their work in the Photon gallery found their individual way of using found, vernacular and stolen images – and setting them into new context.
So why continue to defend documentary? The short answer is, because we need it, and because it likely will continue, with or without art world theorizing. As the division widens between rich and poor in the United States and elsewhere, there is less and less serious analysis of the lives of those on the wrong side of that great divide.