Fotograf Magazine

#8 Landscape

Landscape can be conceived as the scenery of an escape from the city, as the post-industrial arena of contemporary quests for connections between modern-day layers of civilization and the underlying notions of romanticism, or as a natural backdrop for the projections of the self. In recent decades, landscape photography has seen the return of new conceptual approaches. These post-conceptualist efforts now regard photography as the final product. Their interventions into landscape are not huge or dramatic, yet they are intended to convey more than a mere aesthetic experience. Often they play a game with the viewer, yet this is a game the meaning of which the viewer must put into question, in order to get through to the next level of the artist’s strategies. 

#8 Landscape — Portfolios

Elina Brotherus

The photographic work of Finnish artist Elina Brotherus is founded on the intertwining of reflection and construction. Her trademark approach is the introduction of personal mythologies and feminine topics into landscape photography…

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#8 Landscape — Portfolios

Magdalena Jetelová

For the first time, Magdalena Jetelová has taken her measures on nothing less than the earth and the development of earth history in her Iceland Project (1992). Iceland is situated on the Central Atlantic Shelf which runs on the bottom of the ocean on a length of approximately 15,000 kilometers and forms the separating line between the conti­nents of America on one side and Europe and Africa on the other side…

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#8 Landscape — Profiles

Sarah Pickering

Over the past few years, London-based visual artist Sarah Pickering has caused quite a stir on the contemporary British photography scene. Pickering – a graduate of the Royal College of Art (2005) and recipient of numerous prestigious arts awards – frequently approaches the creation of her large-format photographs like a shaman or chemist and a little like a bartender…

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#8 Landscape — Profiles

Steffi Klenz

These are the words with which Buzz Aldine, pilot of the Apollo 11 lunar module, described the lunar !andscape – words that could come to mind when viewing the landscape photographs of Steffi Klenz…

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#8 Landscape — Portfolios

Jiří Šigut

The name of Jiří Šigut (1960) first appeared in Fotograf magazine two years ago. The following interview therefore retroactively turns the review of his exhibition at the Moravian Gallery in Brno and its sixty-page catalogue Záznamy (Records) published in issue 4/2004 into a sort of preface…

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