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EXIT #46 - In the studio

Producciones de Arte y Pensamiento, S.L.

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YearMay / 2012
LanguageSpanish / English
PagesFrom 160 to 200


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EXIT #46 - In the studio

There was a time when not everyone carried in their pocket a small automatic camera or a mobile phone capable taking a photograph of any event or person, and sending it to the other side of the world in a few seconds. There was a time when whoever wanted to have a portrait of themselves for a document or to commemorate an event had to go to a professional photography studio operated by a photographer who did not consider himself an artist, but who portrayed all types of people at an affordable price. That is history now. Little by little the craft has become one of the most conscientious practices of construction of identity and creation of the notion of the subject. What began as a nominal monetary exchange for a professional service is now the beginning of the idea of the archive. In photographic studios all over the world, portrait by portrait, the picture of a society that is today almost an exotic idea of our past has gradually been constructed.

These places are not only factories of beautiful and curious pictures, they also embody one of the basic concepts of the idea behind photography: representation of ourselves. The representation of what we want to be, of what we want to show of ourselves to others. The studio is the space of dreams and illusions, a place to imagine and imagine oneself otherwise. Photography is the democratizing element of the world of creation, putting within everyone's reach the possibility of transforming representation itself and therefore representation of the real, if anything can be real, radically altering the idea of the world, especially the idea of ourselves and the other as complementary, equal or different.

The artists featured in this issue: Catherine Leutenegger, Barbara Kasten, Pierre et Gilles, Pablo Pérez-Minguez, Ben Judd, Juergen Teller, Helmut Newton, Clare Strand, Adrian Paci, Arab Image Foundation, Akram Zaatari, Malick Sidibé, Seydou Keïta, Adama Kouyaté, Thomas Dworzak, Philip Kwame Apagya, Lee To Sang, Samuel Fosso... are the representatives of a boundless whole, and this is our tribute to some pioneers who took photography and aesthetics, the concept of the construction of identity, the creation of archive as an idea of essential accumulation, much farther than any of them individually or all of them together could have ever imagined. 


The Stage of the Ordinary
Rosa Olivares

Who Are You and Who Do You Want to Be?
Christiane Kuhlmann

Artists: Philip Kwame Apagya, Arab Image Foundation, Thomas Dworzak, Samuel Fosso, Ben Judd, Barbara Kasten, Seydou Keïta, Adama Kouyaté, Catherine Leutenegger, Helmut Newton, Adrian Paci, Pablo Pérez-Mínguez, Pierre et Gilles, Malick Sidibé, Clare Strand, Juergen Teller, Lee To Sang, Akram Zaatari.