VOR ORT − Fotografie aus Salzburg
Featuring works by:
Anna Aicher, Sebastian Albert, Valentin Backhaus / Katrin Froschauer, Michaela Fellner, Vincent Forstenlechner / Ira Grünberger, Peter Hellekalek, Gerhard Kaserer, Vera Kern, Gerhard Kowald, Karl Mätzler, Bernhard Müller, Sigrid Riepl, Peter Schreiner, Nadine Weixler
Exhibition run: 7 June − 27 July 2019
Opens: 6 June, 7 pm
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The exhibition offers an insight into the diverse creative output of art photographers On Site. It comprises a diversified array of works in terms of both content and form, reflecting the range of possibilities for visual expression inherent in the medium itself. From socio-critical documentary photography to staged Land Art, from portrait or self-portrait photography to 3D landscape capture, from meticulous local explorations of location to road trips, from photo books produced and designed in ultra-high quality to photo film − the selected works offer a thrilling overview of the output being produced by a young Salzburg photo scene.
Sparkassenstraße 2, 5020 Salzburg
Opening hours: on appointment only
Exhibition run: 24 January − 3 August 2019
The new FOTOHOF archiv presentation entitled Life in Japan by photographer Gerti Deutsch offers an insight into everyday life and culture in Japan in 1960 while showcasing various forms of expression and uses of photography.
After embarking on a successful career as a photo journalist for London’s Picture Post, one of the first modern-day weekly picture magazines, Gerti Deutsch accepted an invitation in 1960 from the Japanese camera industry to visit the country for a photo-reportage lasting several weeks. With a European’s gaze she photographed cultural institutions, industry, untouched rural life, and people out and about on the streets. In her photographs she went in search of touch-points between tradition and modernity in Japanese life. We now know today that this particular period was in fact one of crucial change in Japanese society.
The FOTOHOF archiv owns the very extensive estate from that trip, comprised of both the negatives and the original photographs of a Gerti Deutsch exhibition staged in London in 1962. In keeping with the remit of an art photography archive, the Werkschau (or work exhibition) shows a selection of large-format analogue photographs mounted on hardboard, very much in line with the spirit of the 1960s. Also featured are digital copies of motifs that were disregarded at the time, but have since been revisited by the Archive staff. One particular rarity are the print templates on a cardboard backing set out in the planned layout for a book about Japan that was never realised. There are also examples of how her photographs were used in contemporary magazines, documents about her trip, and finally large-format contact copies of her films, the photographer’s ‘visual diary’, as it were.
In the tradition of the Werkschau, the new presentation by the FOTOHOF archiv aims to provide an insight into the scientific work conducted on the photographic estate by the Archive and to showcase the different ways in which the photographs have been used, from magazine reportage to art exhibition.