Anne König & Jan Wenzel (Eds.)
The curatorial foundation for the Seventh Annual Festival for Photography, Leipzig (2016), is a little known visual history of the American liberation of Leipzig at the end of WWII. Images taken by war photographers such as Lee Miller and Robert Capa were shown next to current global news imagery ranging from the current Middle East wars to mass global migration, intermixing artistic photographs, private snapshots and historical reportage. A parallel “digital collage wall” on Facebook grew and morphed over five months, igniting a dynamic conversation on the role of photography in the 21st-century and the current use of a “single image” to shape and define world history. The F/STOP catalog unites all aspects of the festival in chapters pairing collaged images with poignant essays while addressing the need to seriously reevaluate our use of the photographic image in the digital age. Artists include Bertolt Brecht, Khaled Barakeh, Margaret Bourke-White, Robert Capa, Monika Haller, Familie Khalil, Jens Klein among many others.
8 ¼ x 11 in. / 144 pp / 80 b&w and 120 color
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