European Photography 89

European Photography 90
Cover: Hester Scheurwater
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European Photography 90: Privacy features 17 international artists with their views on private matters: Florian Ruiz, Jana Romanova, Dante Busquets, Chad States, Dennis Rito, Rania Matar, Kurt Caviezel, Marco Lachi, Kasia Bielska, Margo Ovcharenko, Lorena Morin, Marina Kruglyakova, Nils Klinger, Gerald Förster, Oscar Monzón, WassinkLundgren, and Hester Scheurwater.

Introductory text by Andreas Müller-Pohle: "Photography, the Enemy of Privacy." Also in this issue: “Photography and Fetishism” by Boris von Brauchitsch. “Hiroshima: Ground Zero 1945” by Reinhard Matz. Guest column “Little Brethren” by Jörg M. Colberg.

Rania Matar

Margo Ovcharenko, Jana Romanova

Lorena Morin

Marina Kruglyakova, Dante Busquets

Hester Scheurwater, Dennis Rito

Also in this issue (English/German):

Andreas Müller-Pohle: Photography, the Enemy of Privacy
Privacy is regarded as an achievement of civilization that merits a defense. But let’s not deceive ourselves: the battle has been lost, the division of social space into public and private zones, into unprotected and protected realms, can no longer be maintained.

Boris von Brauchitsch: Photography and Fetishism
Where would we be without fetishes, auratically charged objects whose possession brings us nearer to a divine power, a sexual fantasy, a brand image?

Katja Ostermeyer

Reinhard Matz: Light Shadows
One rainy night in 2010 in Watertown, Massachusetts, a man makes a find on a garbage heap while walking his dog. It’s a photo-historical sensation. The suitcase contains more than 700 photos documenting in considerable detail the destructive force of the first atomic bomb ever used in a war. It was dropped on Hiroshima on the morning of the 6 August 1945. This material has never been released for publication; it is now available in book form.

From Hiroshima: Ground Zero 1945 by ICP, published by Steidl & Partners

Jörg M. Colberg: Little Brethren
Notwithstanding our frequent noises concerning privacy, to a large extent we ourselves are as much to blame for its erosion. Governments might actually be our best allies in getting some privacy back.

International Photo Awards
If the importance of an art genre can be estimated by the number and size of the awards presented for it, then photography isn’t doing too badly these days. And the trend is continuing: most of the prizes listed here have existed for no more than five years, and the amount of prize-money involved is increasing. Little wonder then that the number of applicants is also rising. World Press Photo, for example, the oldest photography competition of its kind, began back in 1954 with about 30 participants; there are about 6,500 today. It seems that for many photographers applying for prizes and awards has long since become a lucrative source of income. The selection presented in this issue is the result of extensive study of thousands of offers. (Research: Benjamin Füglister)

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