Fotograf Magazine

#1 face

Two types of absence are visualised in the meeting of the face with photography and of photography with the face: one is inherent to photography, and the other belongs solely to the face. The first is the Barthesian absence of the moment of taking the photograph that is lost in the instant when the light drafts the image in the photosensitive emulsion. From then on, the photographic image only stubbornly repeats this single, but inevitable and unquestionable assertion: this object has been here, but its reality consists precisely in that it is unreachable – it is a moment which has been and will never repeat itself again.

#1 Face — Tendencies

Jesper Alvaer

Jesper Alvaer, a Norwegian studying under the graphic artist Vladimír Kokolie at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, is known to the Czech artistic public mainly on account of his work in video over the last few years…

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#1 Face — Tendencies

Karin Müller

Karin Müller comes from Lucerne in Switzerland, where she studied graphic design. From 1996–1999, she lived in Prague and studied photography at FAMU (Film Academy of Performing Arts). At present, she lives and works in Berlin…

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