170 x 230 mm
Photographic and film images of situations of crisis and conflict change in terms of aesthetics and applications, thereby becoming targets themselves. On the one hand, image producers and the distribution channels for images have multiplied in the course of digital developments. This broadens perspectives and enables new narrative forms. On the other hand, it is associated with an upheaval of classical photojournalistic self-perception. It also raises the question to what extent photographs can still function as witnesses. In the realm of claims to truth, their contextualisation and framing create meanings and require relfection. “Images in Conflict” is devoted to the relationship between conflicts and their mediatisation; it focuses on current visualisation strategies and ‘image wars’.
About the Artists
Prof. Dr. Karen Fromm is a professor at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hanover since 2011. Her areas of research and teaching are photo theory, pictorial languages and the documentary. She studied Art History, Literature, Culture and Media Management in Heidelberg, Hamburg and Berlin. She graduated from Berlin’s Humboldt University with a dissertation on ‘The Picture as Witness: Staging the Documentary Aspects of Artistic Photography since 1980’. From 1995 until 1997, Karen Fromm managed the Galerie Pfefferberg in Berlin. In 1999, she took on the leadership of the Department of Exhibitions, CSR and Corporate Design at the publishing house Gruner + Jahr. From 2008 to 2011, she was a member of the management of the FOCUS photography and press agency.
Anna Stemmler has been a graduate research assistant in the programme for Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at Hanover’s University of Applied Sciences and Arts since October 2016. During the summer term of 2019 she holds the professorship for Photography of this programme. Before coming to Hanover, Stemmler worked as a graduate research assistant for the professorship in Recent Art History with a concentration on the Modern at the Institute of Art and Visual Studies at Berlin’s Humboldt University. Moreover, she was involved in developing the study programme “Knowledge Transfer in Film” at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. Stemmler studied Art History and Philosophy in Berlin and Barcelona; her master’s thesis examined the in/visibility of the pictures of 9/11 at the example of the “Here is New York” exhibition. She has held various positions in the film industry, including the independent cinema Filmrauschpalast in Berlin. Furthermore, she works as a film critic for the magazine Indiekino. Her ongoing doctoral work concentrates on the influence that photojournalistic images have had on fictional film since 9/11.
About the Publisher
arts + science Weimar is the umbrella for the publishing group consisting of VDG Weimar, Jonas Verlag, Bauhaus University Publishing and the portal Art History. The publishing agency holds prestigious standing with Bauhaus University being the oldest University publisher in the country.