[artinfo] An Online Discourse on Photography
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Still Searching - An Online Discourse on Photography
New blog on the history and theory of photography
First blogger: Bernd Stiegler from the University of Konstanz
He will blog on aspects of Photographic Realism
from January 15 till February 29, 2012
To read or comment, go to http://blog.fotomuseum.ch
Fotomuseum Winterthur has launched a new blog on
the theory and history of photography, Still
Searching - An Online Discourse on Photography.
This blog aims to be a continually growing and
developing Internet discourse on the medium of
photography that features a multitude of
participants; it is conceived as an online debate
on forms of photographic production, techniques,
applications, distribution strategies, contexts,
theoretical foundations, ontology and
perspectives on the medium. It explores
photography's role as a seminal visual medium of
our time-as art, as a communication and
information tool in the context of social media
or photojournalism, and as a form of scientific
or legal evidence. This discourse will be
conducted by theorists, critics, educators,
enthusiasts, users and also photographers.
Still Searching is aimed at anyone interested in
photography and visual theory. This includes, but
is not limited to, academics and professionals.
It is supposed to be highly interactive -
everybody is invited to join the debate and
comment on the issues raised in the blog.
Still Searching was launched on January 15, 2012.
The German photo historian and theorist Bernd
Stiegler kicks off the blog (January 15 to
February 29), he writes about various aspects of
Photographic Realism. The Indian writer Aveek
Sen, (March 1 to April 14), US artist Walead
Beshty (April 15 to May 31), and Dutch photo
theorist Hilde Van Gelder (June 1 to July 14,
2012) will follow until the summer break.
Geoffrey Batchen, the photo historian and
theorist currently working in New Zealand, will
initiate the autumn season (September 15 to
Grüzenstrasse 44 + 45
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