Friday, February 10, 2012

FOTOMUSEUM WINTERTHUR - still searching, a new photoblog

FOTOMUSEUM WINTERTHUR has a new blog called still searching. The blog aims to be a continually growing and developing internet discourse on the medium of photography. It will feature a number of participants and 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 will explore 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 moderated by the Fotomuseum Winterthur and located on its website.

The blog was launched on January 15. The German photo historian and theorist Bernd Stiegler will kick off the blog (January 15 to February 29), the Indian writer Aveek Sen, (March 1 to April 14), US artist Walead Beshty (April 15 to May 31), and Belgian 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).
Currently David Campany is featured on the blog as a co-blogger. Campany, whose point of view always has substance,  is a writer and curator of photography based at the University of Westminster, London.

still searching is well worth a look, you can go to it HERE

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