Modern Austria: In Photographs


By the 1970's, Austria entered a new era in photography.

It was an era in which protagonists developed new self-conception and wide photographic movements, from documentary approaches to medium-focused photography, hence characterizing Austrian photography.

Bernhard Fuchs, Mrs. K., St. Margareten, 1999, C‑print;Manfred Willmann, Untitled (from the series Das Land ), 1981–1989, print from 1992, Cibachrome; Robert F. Hammerstiel Mrs. P. and Children (from the series Midday Portraits – The Status Quo ), 1989, C‑print; Heinz Cibulka, Archive No.: 332 (from the series Fühlt-Most / Feels-Cider ), 1981

Austrian photographers look into their own country along the sociocultural identities as they question them. They focus on the country, the political past, its milieus and urban spaces.

Photographers like Heimrad Bäcker, Gottfried Bechtold, Norbert Brunner & Michael Schuster, Heinz Cibulka, Peter Dressler and Johannes Faber have emerged during this period.

Catch the show Austria. Photography 1970 - 2000 at the Albertina in Vienna.

Seiichi Furuya, Rattersdorf, 1981 (from the series National Border ), 1981–1983, print from 2016, LightJet print; Leo Kandl, In the Pit – Knee-Kiss, 1979–1980, Gelatin silver print; Elfriede Mejchar, Untitled (From the series Simmeringer Heide and Erdberger Mais ), 1967–1976, Brown-toned gelatin silver print; Lisl Ponger, The Brazilian. What tomorrow brings doesn’t matter. Christine Hochsteiner, taken in Vienna, 1st district; costume: Sambaschule Rot-Weiß-Rot (from the series Xenographic Views ), 1995

The show will run through October 8th.

Images are from the press kit.

written by lomographymagazine on 2017-06-15 #news #austria #documentary-photography

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