European Photography 102: Extreme.Introductory essay by Boris von Brauchitsch | Portfolios with interviews by Antoine d’Agata, Mathieu Asselin, Martin Liebscher, Richard Mosse, Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Lois Hechenblaikner, Kathrin Sonntag, Sze Tsung Nicolás Leong, Pradip Malde | Interview with Joel-Peter Witkin | The Boundless View | Extreme Exposures: Maxime Ballesteros, Pieter Hugo, Debi Cornwall, Cristina de Middel, Roger Ballen | Guide to Digital Photography Publications.80 pp., EUR 18.00
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This picture by Nikita Pigorov, published in European Photography 98, was removed from our Facebook page on 8 April, 2016.
Media Partnerships 2018: European Photography welcomes Media Partnerships by cooperating with and promoting international initiatives and events. In 2018, we are again offering partnerships in two categories prime partnerships and promotional partnerships. Email us for application guidelines.
European Photography 94 on Retro-Photography: “Retro as recourse to past aesthetics has always existed the Renaissance, Historicism and Postmodernism were all retro-movements on a large scale. Today, we are once again experiencing such a trend towards creative remembering, also in the field of photography.” Photo: Neil Krug
The International Photography Guides series, begun in European Photography 84 (2008), comprises eight surveys to date, each presented in the form of a handy double-page spread. The subjects are Festivals (#84), Magazines (#87), Book Publishers (#88), Residencies (#89), Awards (#90), Photobook Stores (#91), Portfolio Reviews (#92), and Photography Museums (#93). PDFs of all spreads can be downloaded at the Equivalence Shop.
European Photography at PhotoIreland 2012, July 1415 in Dublin: "Celebrating its 3rd edition in 2012, PhotoIreland Festival will explore the theme Migrations: Diaspora & Cultural Identity, showcasing some of the finest national and international contemporary photography in and around Dublin city from 131 July, highlighting the importance of Photography & Image Culture in Ireland."
European Photography Advertising Auction: Our first Facebook advertising page auction ended on Thursday 28 May. Australian photographer Juno Gemes won a full page at EUR 570 (regular rate: EUR EUR 1,800), which will appear in our forthcoming issue. Date of publication is 18 June.
"We removed content you posted": This is the second time that Facebook has removed a picture from the European Photography page. It belongs to a series by German photographer Nils Klinger and was published in our current issue #90 on "Privacy".
The picture is accompanied by this detailed statement by the artist: "The work 'The Sleepers' was inspired by my personal insomnia. I took photos of my friends in their sleep. To do this, the room and bed were lined in black and the naked sleepers were illuminated only by a candle. Each photo was exposed for as long as the candle burnt. The result - the duration of sleep - is captured in a single frame, the time of sleeping bundled in the metamorphosis of their sleep movements, a partly auratic and partly grotesque accumulation of body fragments, the time lapse of which cannot be reconstructed. In these photos lies a paradox. What we subconsciously experience in our sleep is rendered real without us being able to recollect it." Meanwhile, Facebook's "Operation Manual For Live Content Moderators" has been made available on the Internet, revealing surprising details about their "no nudity, no pornography" policy. It would seem, however, that in this case the Life Content Moderator did not understand the deleted photograph or he/she hasn't read the manual down as far as point 8: Art nudity ok.
"We removed content you posted": photographed by Lorena Morin (from current Privacy issue #90), posted by European Photography, removed from Facebook page on 4 February, 2012
Call for entries: INVESTIGATION. European Photography is looking for works that investigate our contemporary condition. There is no restriction concerning topic, style or technique. Submitted projects must comprise a CV, a brief description and up to 50 lowres jpgs. Send a complete zip folder via WeTransfer or a specific weblink to email@example.com. General links without any further indication will not be reviewed. Submission deadline 29 February, publication date 27 June 2012
International Photography Festivals:Online Index. Your festival's missing? Send us thelink.
Andreas Müller-Pohle: Araki at Work. A hitherto unpublished video, made in 1996 with a small digital camera, portraying Nobuyoshi Araki during a photo shooting at a Tokyo love Hotel. Published by Photo Edition Berlin, this video is now available in an edition of 99+IX on a USB card in an aluminium box. Introductory price EUR 99 plus shipping costs. View trailer of the 23-minute video here
New photo triennial, RAY 2012: For 200 days, the German Rhine-Main region announces to host the presentation and discussion of outstanding positions in contemporary photography and video. How does current image art reflect new social developments and paradoxes? And what does the past mean to the present day of images? More in RAY's first press release or at www.ray2012.de.
Net Photography: The New Photography on the Internet. Introductory essay by Andreas Müller-Pohle. Order the full print issue of European Photography 88 here
European Photography's 30th Anniversary Issue presents the most outstanding new work by 30 international photographers who were presented in earlier issues of European Photography: Akinbode Akinbiyi, Peter Bialobrzeski, Diana Blok, Dirk Braeckman, Mona Breede, Daniele Buetti, Edward Burtynsky, Gregory Crewdson, Thomas Florschuetz, Gladys, Jim Goldberg, John Gossage, John Hilliard, Noritoshi Hirakawa, Carl de Keyzer, Mark Klett, Miao Xiaochun, Peter Neusser, Erwin Olaf, Roger Palmer, Max Pam, Martin Parr, Bernard Plossu, Ernestine Ruben, Philipp Scholz Rittermann, Heidi Specker, Frank Thiel, Norbert Wiesneth, Erwin Wurm, Martin Zeller. In a second portfolio section, new, cutting-edge photography by seven young and mid-career artists is featured. Also in this issue: an essay on "30 Years" by Boris von Brauchitsch and a conversation between Hans-Michael Koetzle and Andreas Müller-Pohle on the "secrets" of magazine publishing, current trends and how to combine being an artist and a publisher. Finally, “It is flourishing . . .” 7 Questions, 119 Answers is a survey among international critics, curators and photographers of their personal views . . . "Is there something you collect? What?" is one of the questions asked to Fred Baldwin, Chairman of FotoFest, and his answer is "Mostly bills, and an occasional photograph trade, and by accident a million books, usually collected as I am going to the airport." 112 pages, texts in German and English, EUR 27.00
Photo Bubbles: Is the art photography market facing a crisis similar to that of the financial markets? There are numerous parallels. Manfred Heiting, a Los Angeles-based collector and editor, and Michael Maria Müller, photographer and owner of Artificial Image digital studio in Berlin, talk about a highly-charged taboo on the photo market. Published in European Photography 84 (Fall/Winter 2008). Download free PDF (62 KB) here
European Photography is introducing BOOKMARKS, a new colorful advertising format for photographers, galleries, museums, festivals, associations, publishers, printing studios, or any photographic service, starting with our 30-Anniversary issue due out in November. You can reserve your own color field, 97 x 30 mm each, with a headline (e.g. your name) and your web address line, each up to 30 characters (including empty spaces). Plus, your entry will be displayed for six months on the new Bookmarks page here on Equivalence.com, with a direct link to you. This will cost you no more than EUR 69 including VAT. Just e-mail us your text, pre-payment by Visa or Mastercard required. There are only 15 color fields available per page, so this offer is on a first-order-first-served basis.
ITS International Talent Support: A great initiative (and grand festival) in its 8th year, located in Trieste, Italy, but truly global-minded. Its all about discovering and bringing to the public outstanding new talent in photography and fashion/accessories. This year, Saana Wang from Helsinki became the Winner in Photography with "Hujialou," a series on people posing in their Beijing flats shortly before they get to be demolished.
International Photography Festivals in European Photography 84. PDF dowload here (pdf, 50 KB)
Photobook Award 2007/2008: Andreas Müller-Pohle. The Danube River Project. With an essay by Ivaylo Ditchev. Berlin: Peperoni Books, January 2008. ISBN 3-9809677-5-1. 176 pages, 72 reproductions. Hardcover, 30 x 24 cm, EUR 42.00. English/German
Only a few copies are still available of European Photography's Berlin issue (#81, Summer 2007). These can be ordered at EUR 30.00, plus shipping costs, in our online shop.
European Photography 19802010, the complete set of 88 original issues totalling 5,706 pages, is available in a limited number of copies. This collector's item can be ordered at EUR 2,020.00 plus shipping cost. Details here
A Serbian edition of Vilém Flusser's "Towards a Philosophy of Photography" has just been published by the Belgrade Cultural Center and Edicija Foto Artget. It is the 23rd foreign edition of this book which has now been translated into 18 languages
Eye-Mind the artist's interface to European Photography in Berlin. Seminars, mini workshops, and individual in-depth portfolio reviews with Andreas Müller-Pohle. More at www.eye-mind.com
Andreas Müller-Pohle: codeZone. Digital Works 19962005. Catalog Aura Gallery, Shanghai. 24 pp., with an essay by Gu Zheng. Download here (pdf, 1.5 MB)
European Photography Guide 8, the completely revised current edition. With more than 3,000 entries from 34 countries, the Guide offers vital information on Galleries and Museums, Festivals and Fairs, Magazines, Book Publishers, Bookshops, Auctions, Critics and Journalists, Schools and Workshops, Associations, Grants and Awards, and New Media. Edited by Vladimir Birgus and Lea Gryze. 304 pages, EUR 28.00
Vilém Flusser: Vom Zweifel. Als Band I der Edition Flusser erschien im Verlag European Photography Vilém Flussers Traktat "Vom Zweifel", ein Frühwerk aus brasilianischer Zeit, das als philosophische Basis seiner späteren Foto- und Medientheorie gelten kann: "Der Zweifel ist ein vielbedeutender Geisteszustand. Er kann das Ende eines Glaubens sein, er kann aber zu einem neuen Glaubens führen. Der Zweifel beendet jede Gewißheit. Im extremen Fall kann man ihn als ‚Skepsis’ ansehen, als eine Art umgekehrten Glauben. In kleiner Dosis regt der Zweifel das Denken an, in übermäßig großer Dosis paralysiert er es. Als intellektuelle Erfahrung ist der Zweifel eines der reinen Vergnügen, als moralische Erfahrung ist er eine Qual. Zusammen mit der Neugier ist der Zweifel die Wiege der Forschung, folglich die Wiege eines jeden systematischen Denkens. In kleinen Tropfen tötet der Zweifel die Neugier und beendet jedes Wissen." Vilém Flusser: Vom Zweifel. Übersetzung aus dem Portugiesischen von Edith Flusser. 64 Seiten, broschiert EUR 22,00
European Photography Cover Edition: European Photography has launched an edition of Iris Giclée prints of its spectacular cover images
Vilém Flussers "Die Schrift" und "Vampyroteuthis infernalis" jetzt als Neuauflagen in der Edition Flusser: Leseprobe hier
Felix Philipp Ingold über Vilém Flussers "Briefe an Alex Bloch"
(Edition Flusser, Band X), nachzulesen in der Basler Zeitung vom 27. Dezember 2001
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Vilém Flusser: Standpunkte. Texte zur Fotografie (Edition Flusser Band VIII). Flussers Essay "Für eine Philosophie der Fotografie", 1983 erschienen, löste im deutschen Sprachraum eine lebhafte Debatte über das Kulturphänomen Fotografie aus, an der sich der Autor auf mannigfache Weise beteiligte. In der Folge entstanden zahlreiche Exposés, Skizzen und Werkanalysen sowie vertiefende und weiterführende Essays und Vorträge, die der vorliegende Band nahezu vollständig dokumentiert. Er zeigt Flussers zentrales Interesse am Medium Fotografie seit Ende der 70er Jahre und bestätigt ihn als einen der maßgebenden Kritiker und Philosophen der Fotografie dieses Jahrhunderts. "Ich bin ganz sicher, daß es die Aufgabe des denkenden Menschen ist, Standpunkte zu akkumulieren, eine Mehrzahl von Standpunkten zu haben. Ich interessiere mich für die Fotografie, weil die fotografische Kamera der erste Apparat ist, der gebaut wurde, um von Standpunkt zu Standpunkt zu springen. Nicht gleiten! Ich bin nicht begeistert vom Film. Springen!" (Vilém Flusser im Gespräch mit Klaus Nüchtern am 6.10.1990). Edition Flusser, Band VIII. 256 Seiten, 12 Abbildungen, Fadenheftung.Broschiert EUR 26,00, gebunden EUR 36,00