Current exhibition:
Manfred Willmann − Blitz & Enzianblau and 2018/2017

Exhibition run: 29 March − 25 May 2019

Manfred Willmann - untitled, 2005

This exhibition by Manfred Willmann is composed of works from the year 2005. Intense close-up views, series of landscapes, animals, plants, everyday objects and portraits are interrupted by reproductions of the backside of the Agfa photo paper Sensatis.

Having produced more than a thousand analog prints in the year 2005 on this material, Willmann has only looked at them ten years later and subsequently developed this exhibition.

Blitz & Enzianblau [Lightning Flash und Gentian Blue] brings together photographs that show not only the surface of the world, but also tell about of the medium of photography itself - of its very own possibilities to represent the world, in its beauty, ugliness and transience, as images.
In the way as concrete poetry speaks about language itself, Willmann exposes the texture of the medium of photography. His photographs deal with constellations, still-lives, and moments – isolated by his flash, often painful in their existential depth, but entirely free of sentimentality.

The exhibition will also feature current pictures from Willmann's "2018 / 2017" body of work.

Manfred Willmann, *1952 in Graz, Austria; lives and works in Graz and in the south west of the federal province of Styria.


FOTOHOF archive:
Gerti Deutsch − Life in Japan

Gerti Deutsch - from the series: Life in Japan 1960

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

Exhibition run: 24 January − 27 July 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.





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

Rudolf Strobl - dye

Book presentation in Vienna

Wolfgang Zurborn − KARMA DRIVER

16 November - Book presentation at FOTOHOF

Katharina Gruzei - Bodies of Work

Book presentation & closing reception in LInz

Fotobook Festival Kassel

FOTOHOF edition book table

Inge Morath Exhibition

Das Verborgene Museum, Berlin

Events / New books

FOTOHOF edition

Hans Rustler
A photographic discovery from Salzburg

Exhibition opening and talk
19 April 2018, 7 pm

Paul Kranzler / Andrew Phelps

Book presentation at FOTOHOF

it's a book

Book Fair, Leipzig, Germany

Polycopies Paris

Photo Book Fair

Retracing Inge Morath's footsteps

Exhibition opening and Reading at the FOTOHOF archive

Exhibition: Marianne Strobl

Photoinstitut Bonartes, Vienna

Heinz Cibulka

Book presentation at Gallery Heike Curtze / Vienna

Simon Lehner - Jaga

Book presentation at Salzburger Freilichtmuseum

Erwin Polanc - 8630 Mariazell

Book presentation in Graz

MissRead Art Book Fair

FOTOHOF edition in Berlin

Inge Morath

Exhibition at GrazMuseum

FOTOHOF edition

Summer 2017 Dates - Arles / Berlin


Book presentation at Photoinstitute Bonartes, Vienna