[artinfo] An Online Discourse on Photography

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Still Searching - An Online Discourse on Photography

Fotomuseum Winterthur

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 
October 31).

Fotomuseum Winterthur
Grüzenstrasse 44 + 45
8400 Winterthur

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