After the loss of the majority of certainties in the understanding of photography, after all of the excessive accessing of photographic images, it seems appropriate to ask the question: how did it get this far? Which "turns"—the historiographic, the archival, the research, and the postcolonial turns—have served to affect, change, revamp? What can be said about photographic images in a time of the post-documentary, and the post-photographic? What comes after the unease about representation, and what disquiet has seized the photographic images of today?

A glimpse into the archive at Camera Austria attempts to trace several of these winding paths of "the photographic." In this special issue, which consists of image material from Camera Austria's archive and an essay by Reinhard Braun (artistic director and publisher of Camera Austria), we revisit some turning points in the debate about the photographic image—not as knowledge that has been set aside, but...

Published on 5 April 2017

The Haystack, 1844, from The Pencil of Nature by William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-77).

Salted paper print © The RPS Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The addition of the Royal Photographic Society's huge collection of prints, books and equipment sees the museum create a state of the art new centre - and plans for further expansion

Designed by David Kohn Architects, the new centre will open in Autumn 2018 and more than double the V&A’s current photography exhibition space. The opening will be accompanied by a museum-wide photography festival, a new digital resource, and a new history of photography course run with the Royal College of Art.

The V&A plans to run events and activities in the new centre, and will continue to expand the facility. Phase Two will see the museum add more gallery space, and create a teaching and research facility, a browsing library, and a studio and darkroom which will enable photographers’ residencies.

The new centre...


 A beautiful and poetic film by Eli Lotar, written by Jacques Prévert, music by Joseph Kozma.


Philippe Salaün, tireur exposé

The ARGENTIC Gallery in Paris présents from February 16 to March 25, 2017 a two-fold exhibition of the oeuvre of Philippe Salaün: his work as a photographer and as a printer. Over the past forty years, Philippe has been the privileged partner of Willy Ronis, Robert Doisneau, Edouard Boubat, Izis, Inge Morath, Seydou Keita, Malick Sidibé, and René Jacques.

The exhibition presents nearly a hundred photographs, all issued from the atelier of this Parisian printer, combining Philippe’s own work with pictures by his fellow photographers, accompanied by notes, commentaries, and anecdotes. For the past forty years, Philippe Salaün has lived and worked in the rue Beaurepaire in the Xth Arrondissement. He has become a neighborhood institution, not unlike the Parisians immortalized, as they really were, by Doisneau. Philippe Salaün belongs to a select club of printers who entertain a relationship of mutual respect and confidence with some of the greatest p...

Ways of Seeing

Curators: Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath

June 2–August 20, 2017

Taking its cue from Ways of Seeing (1972), John Berger’s critical text on visual culture, this group exhibition explores the various formalistic strategies that artists employ to re-configure our perception of the world. Curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath of Art Reoriented, the exhibition posits the surface of the artwork as a space of encounter between the internal aesthetic deliberations of the artist’s creative process and the external often-conditioned gaze of the viewer. Ways of Seeing presents contemporary paintings, photographs, sculptures and videos, alongside artworks that span several centuries. It unfolds along a non-linear temporal thread whereby the viewer’s desire to “understand through seeing” is constantly challenged through artworks that refuse to operate along the rigidity of styles, genres, and so-called “isms.” In doing so, we are reminded that “the relation between what we s...

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Peter Hujar:
Portraits in Life and Death
Stephen Shore:
The Nature of Photographs
Michael Somoroff:
Absence of Subject​
Serge Tisseron:
La main, l'oeil, l'image


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