Photography after software

Published on February 13th, 2018


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What happens when more and more photographs are made by webcams, satellites, security cameras, traffic cops, eBay sellers, Google StreetView cars, and tourists on a quest for the exact same photograph? In this new ecology of images, the actual taking of a photograph may be only the first step in a long chain of (often unpredictable, sometimes irreverent) manipulations, recontextualizations, and combinations with other images. In other words, where does the photograph begin and end. While there is a over-abundance of photos and images around today, I will highlight 4 different practices that I think are crucial when discussing these specific aspects of contemporary photography. As well these will hopefully also serve for good pointers in the discussion where we will further unpack commonly held assumptions about photography.

Foto Colectania
Barcelona, 13 February 2018

DONE3 | New artifacts of the image

DEBATE WITH: Annet Dekker (independent researcher and curator); Katrina Sluis (digital program curator The Photographers’ Gallery); Marco de Mutiis (artist and digital curator Fotomuseum Winterthur).

Our relationship with images is transforming at high speed due to the proliferation of online digital photography. This new scenario has impacted on contemporary art practices, where photographs are not only printed and framed but can also take sculptural form, build an installation, be a fundamental part of a performance, and remain intangible in the net. The three participants of this conversation will show and explain how contemporary photography is developing in this new scenario.

DONE is a project of creation and thinking that aims to approach the image’s new ecosystem in the post digital technology and Internet era. The format and activities vary in each edition, experimenting with new ways that generate and propagate ideas and contents.This third edition of the program revolves around Foto Colectania’s annual research topic ‘Photography: In Print | Online’—the coexistence of the two mediums in which images live today. More information: www.done3.fotocolectania.org

DONE is a project promoted by the Foto Colectania Foundation with the collaboration of the Fundació Banc Sabadell and with the support of the Dirección General de Política e Industrias Culturales and El Libro del Ministerio de Cultura.

DONE is a project promoted by the Foto Colectania Foundation with the collaboration of the Fundació Banc Sabadell and with the support of the Dirección General de Política e Industrias Culturales and El Libro del Ministerio de Cultura.


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