Considering the topic of this year’s Fotograf Festival and following on the previous years, we would like to resume the debate on the possibilities of photography, more specifically on the inner analogy between the textual and the photographic medium.
What textual strategies are employed in contemporary art and photography? In what way is the reading of an artwork influenced by its title and how does a caption work in relationship to photography? Can photography stand alone, as a visual statement, without any accompanying text? Is photography able to “talk”? How come photography has so naturally appropriated books as a media? Where does the need to publish photographs in form of a book derive from? Is it more pertinent to compare photography to literature (writing) or language?