John Tagg is one of the most prominent contributors to critical theory and history of photography. In the interview, he talks about the contemporary relationship between (photographic) image and governmentability, on the asymmetrical distribution of power relations that it implies and on the possibilities of resistance to the omnipresent social surveillance.
Irish photographer Mark Curran presents his on-going project THE MARKET, which is an exploration of the predatory nature of the functioning and condition of global markets. Focusing on financial and commodity exchanges, Curran provides a multi-layered and multimodal investigation of market culture.
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
Photographer Klavdij Sluban’s essential mode of artistic creativity is his inner division, the consequence of his having grown up between two homelands, Slovenia and France. Switching on his childhood memories of his carefree years in Livold (Kočevska) every time during shooting, his black and white photography reflects this inner schism.
The opus of the French photographer Grégoire Eloy is marked by a distinctly aesthetic approach to documenting the world. This quality of his photographic style is evident both in his subtly critical series related to the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe and in projects that are of a completely different nature.