The Goethe-Institut Philippinen in partnership with the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e. V. (ifa) is inviting everyone to a lecture on "Documentary Photography in Germany"
this June 21 and 22 at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines Manila and the De la Salle College of Saint Benilde.
The lecture spans an arc from the invention of photography until today following the documentary aspect of the medium from analog to digital reproduction.
Pre-digital photography is by its nature documentary. According to this, reality reproduces itself when it is portrayed in a photograph. This led to the idea of photography as “the pencil of nature”. Today, the starting point for photographic practice is no longer a faithful depiction of reality. However, this is not a negative development because one only needs to look at the history of photography to see that the long accepted premise that photography reproduces the truth was never more than a platform for individual creativity.
Dr. Urzula Zeller © ifa
The lecture which is a side-event of the Barbara Klemm: Helldunkel - Light and Dark
exhibit in Manila will be done by the exhibition curator herself, Dr. Ursula Zeller
. She is a German art historian, curator and museum director who curated many exhibitions on contemporary art and organized several conferences on "Art in Central and Eastern Europe", "Art Exchange" and "Biennials". She has also published intensively on contemporary art and edited and co-edited many catalogues and books.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Dela Salle College of Saint Benilde
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Polytechnic University of the Philippines