Failed Images – Photography and its Counter-Practices
‘Failed Images – Photography and its Counter-Practices’ tries to understand photography in its difference from the reality it shows. It sets as a task to analyse the different ways the photograph transforms that which exists before the camera. Photography is not only determined by technical features, but also by a conventional approach to it. This approach can be recognized in what is now called a ‘snapshot’. But the photographic medium enables also very different practices and as a result very different kinds of photographic images. To see this, one needs to look at the diversity of photographic images and practices outside the dominant approach.
In ‘Failed Images – Photography and its Counter-Practices’ the photographic image will be explored by focusing on photographic practices refusing the dominant approach to the medium, namely staged photography, blurred photography, under- en overexposed photography and archival photography.
Supported by Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.
Ernst van Alphen
Sam de Groot
16,5 x 23,5 cm