This issue focuses on photography that bristles with double meanings and hidden agendas. With the millions of images surrounding us, they engage in extensive and complex cross-referencing. Featuring six portfolios by six photographers who examine the interplay and interaction photographic images have between reality and fiction.
Joan Fontcuberta presents the large array of wondrous phenomena practised and taught by fictitious convent community of Karelia. Monumental fold out panoramas by Hans van der Meer focus on images that everyone knows and recognises, namely the archetypical image of the American western. Young Mexican photographer Daniel Rossell portrays the bizarre environment of the mega rich Mexican elite, producing an extraordinary photographic and anthropological document in which the real is barely distinguishable from the fake.
Plus the work of Germaine Kruip, whose archival image combinations introduce each portfolio. Fascinated by the phenomenon of staging within reality, Kruip affords an insight into the way images quote and presuppose other images.
Published November 2003
Printed on selected specialized paper
653 grams / 0.65 kg
Contributing Artists and Photographers
Hou Bo, Thomas Deman, Joan Fontcuberta, Germaine Kruip, Hans van der Meer, Daniela Rossell, Maurice Scheltens
Maria Barnas, Marcel Feil, Peter Delpeut, Edie Peters, Juan Villoro
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