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After the Crisis: Contemporary States of Photography

After the Crisis: Contemporary States of Photography

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Publication Date: February 16th, 2020
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After the Crisis offers a platform for discussions between some of today’s leading artists, writers, theorists, curators, and historians aimed at questioning the very status of photography today. Contributors come from the realms of critical theory, fiction, performance art, fashion photography, and museums, as well as film and design, and their conversations bring together history and the contemporary. Comparing the current situation of photographic images with the crisis experienced by representation at the time of the birth of photography, they set our relationship with photographic images in the digital era in perspective. Through these discussions, we come to sense the existential burden of being surrounded by images, while also beginning to grasp the historical depth of a questioning of images that started long before the current generation and engages with crucial political and cultural issues of our time. 

About the Author

Donatien Grau is head of contemporary programs at musée d’Orsay, Paris. Christoph Wiesner is artistic director of Paris Photo, the world’s leading photography fair.