Current exhibition:
Hannah Modigh – Delta

Exhibition run: 29 November 2019 − 25 January 2020

Hannah Modigh – from the series: Delta, 2014–19

Hannah Modigh is one of Sweden's rising photographers. Through her sensitive, poetic essays and photobooks of crisis-ridden places in the USA - be it small towns plagued by drugs in the Appalachian Mountains (Hillbilly Heroin, Honey) or the impoverished areas of Louisiana (Hurricane Season) or through portraits of Swedish youths in search of identity (Milky Way) - Modigh attracted international attention.

Hannah Modig's recent work, entitled Delta, will be shown at FOTOHOF: it will be her first solo show in Austria. Delta consists of an extensive series of small-format and intimate photographs; Modigh has searched in recent years for traces representing the presence of an "absence".

"Some branches continue, some dry out, the traces left behind. This is how we float, like a delta. My grandmother was 100 years old when she died, shortly thereafter my child was born. The feeling that death was replaced with life and the course of generation became apparent. Delta is about time, I have been for five years obsessed by taking pictures of time. I have searched for traces depicting the presence of an absence, where life and death vibrates under a fragile border towards the outside world. I want to convey the silence of things that are not said, everyday situations with a death awareness sounding them."

The photobook Delta (Editions Bessards, Paris), will be published and presented during the show at FOTOHOF. The exhibition is a cooperation project with the Gallery of Photography in Dublin, Ireland, where Delta will be shown in March 2020.

Hannah Modigh was born in Stockholm in 1980, spent her childhood in India and on Österlen in the south of Sweden.


FOTOHOF archive:
Works by Heidi Harsieber

Exhibition run: 28 November 2019 − 4 April 2020

Heidi Harsieber, Hermann and Rita Nitsch,2009, from the series „Einblicke. Künstler und ihre Partner“

20 February 2020, 7 pm
Heidi Harsieber „trash”:  Analogue Slide Show and live music:
Heidi Harsieber in conversation and music by Franz Koglmann (Flügelhorn) and Peter Herbert (bass)


Between 2004 and 2014 the Viennese photographer Heidi Harsieber took photographs of artists and their partners during at times elaborate and long drawn-out portrait sessions. The photo book Einblicke [Insights] (published in the FOTOHOF edition) collated some of this work in book form. The FOTOHOF archiv has now been given the negatives and many of the originals from this sizeable group of works and, as part of this exhibition, offers an insight into this body of work. The exhibition takes a look ‘behind’ the individual photographs used to produce the book and showcases examples of the original series of photographs in the form of groups of photos. These photo groups are largely originals by Heidi Harsieber, who used series such as these to address her topic.

Another group of works by Heidi Harsieber entitled Trash dates from the early 1970s and features abstract colour photographs that were first shown at the Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts in Vienna in 1975 as part of a slide show; they have rarely been on display since.

FOTOHOF archive
Sparkassenstraße 2, 5020 Salzburg
Opening hours: on appointment only



Erwin Polanc – Mago Über Verritt

Book Presentation in Graz: 17 December, 6 pm

Inge Morath in Rome

Exibition run: 30 November – 19 January, Museo di Roma in Travestere

Book Talk: 4 Artists in Conversation

22 November, 7 pm at FOTOHOF

Book Presentation: Hanns Otte – Quartier Riedenburg

7 November, 5:30–8 pm, Architekturhaus Salzburg

Polycopies Paris

Book Fair 6 – 10 November 2019

Long Night of Museums

5 October, starting 6 pm at FOTOHOF

Book Launch: Andreas Mader – "Days Life 1988–2018"

26 September, 7 pm. SK-Stiftung Cologne

Inge Morath "Portraits" in Prague

Opens 19 September, Exhibition until 9 January 2020

Photobook Drop-In Session

Saturday, 10 August, 11 am – 1 pm


Opening and Artist Talk:
8 August, 7 pm at the archive

Gerti Deutsch – Life in Japan

Exhibiton opening and reading: 27 June, 7 pm


9 April − Talk at FOTOHOF

Katharina Gruzei − Bodies of Work

6 April − Book presentation in Vienna

It's a book

Book fair in Leipzig

photobook market

FOTO WIEN − 23 + 24 March

3 Artists in Conversation

FOTOHOF talk: 14 March 2019, 7 pm

Inge Morath − La vita. La Fotografia.

Exhibition in Treviso, Italy

Lisl Ponger. Professione: fotografa

Book presentation at Rupertinum, Salzburg: 23. February

Liebhaberei der Millionäre Der Wiener Camera-Club um 1900

Book presentation in Vienna - 21 February


Foto Wien − 23+24 March 2019

Artist Talk: Mark Steinmetz

25 January at FOTOHOF