Fotograf Magazine

#7 new staged photography

The title “New Staged” photography is deliberate, in order to differentiate the contemporary approaches to staging from the past. There has been a considerable shift in this area of photography both internationally and within the Czech scene. What is it that makes photographers and artists stage their images? The reasons are manifold and the present issue offers a reflection on the ways in which they have been changing in relation to their time. In recent years there appeared radically novel approaches to staging and construction in photography. Eminent international artists whose work continues to inspire younger generations include Jeff Wall and Philip-Lorca diCorcia, who use different approaches to question the seemingly objective visual record or documentary photography.

#7 New Staged Photography — Portfolios

Milena Dopitová

Already in the prologue to the portrait of the artist Milena Dopitová, we realize that she cannot be described as a photographer – as with many contemporary artists, she works with the medium of photography [using professionally trained photographers), but in contrast to what it may seem, photography is not the dominant medium in her work…

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#7 New Staged Photography — Portfolios

Václav Zykmund

In the years 1933 – 1945, painter and theoretician Václav Zykmund (1914-1984) was also active as a photographer. From functionalist diagonals of urban scenery, he evolved towards freer style of work and experiments inspired by Surrealism…

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#7 New Staged Photography — Profiles

E-J major

A name conveying the impression of a DJ’s moniker in fact denotes an abbreviation for Emily-Jane Major. In her work, the young British visual artist (whose professional interests oscillate between the worlds of art, social sciences, gender studies and anthropology) addresses human issues at a more universal level…

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#7 New Staged Photography — Profiles

Melissa Moore

Photography emerges in the mid nineteenth century from scientific discourses of exactitude and classification. lndeed, even as the new medium is structured around the regular division of time and space, so its images attempt to Iiteralize the philosophical and scientific imagination of the world and its phenomena as capable of being defined and described, capable of being put in their place…

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#7 New Staged Photography — Profiles

Soody Sharifi

Photographer Soody Sharifi (born 1955), Iranian by origin and a mechanical engineer by education, has lived in the United States for over thirty years. Her work is concerned with the theme of the penetration of Muslim society by imported Western influences, as well as the natural evolution of that society over time…

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