Why Photography?

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Skira Editore
Published in 2020
ISBN: 978-88-572-4266-8
18,5 x 24,5 cm
284 pages, 179 plates

Edited by Bjarne Bare, Behzad Farazollahi, Christian Tunge,
co-edited by Susanne Østby Sæther from Henie Onstad Kunstsenter.
Introductory essays by Susanne Østby Sæther and Brian Sholis.
Photography is about perspective, challenging the images we take for granted as effective mediators and representations of our sensory experiences and memories. In today’s digital infosphere, where communication through photographs is about to supersede the written language, it is more important than ever to be reminded of the limitations and complex abstract qualities that make up the nature of photography as a language for all. The lingua franca of our century.
In this volume the editors have directed bold questions to 30 contemporary photographers, all ending with:
Why Photography?
With works and words by Morten Andenæs (NO), Viktoria Binschtok (DE), Lucas Blalock (USA), Lucile Boiron (FR), Asger Carlsen (DK), Louisa Clement (DE), Sara Cwynar (CA), Ingrid Eggen (NO), Roe Ethridge (USA), Victoria Fu and Matt Rich (USA), Espen Gleditsch (NO), Andrea Grützner (DE), Annette Kelm (DE), Nico Krijno (ZA), Owen Kydd (CA), B. Ingrid Olson (USA), Linn Pedersen (NO), Erin M. Riley (USA), Maya Rochat (CH), Johan Rosenmunthe (DK), Torbjørn Rødland (NO), Viviane Sassen (NL), Paul Mpagi Sepuya (USA), Timur Si-Qin (GE), Wolfgang Tillmans (DE), Sara VanDerBeek (USA), Hannah Whitaker (USA), Carmen Winant (USA), Letha Wilson (USA) og Daisuke Yokota (JP).
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