Issue 02/2019

Staging and Documentation

Staging and documentation are often understood as opposites, as very distinctive ways to use photography. In this issue we would like to explore the boundaries of these two terms and their intricate relationship.

We would like to analyze examples and situations which bring together both poles, taking into consideration the wish for perfection in documentation as well as as the wish for authenticity, which increasingly comes up in staging. Practical questions come into play as what makes a picture “staged” as well as more general questions such as why we need documentary and staged pictures and what can be considered as truth.

We are looking forward to receive articles treating these issues, but also reports about art projects which address the topic. For submissions, please click HERE and first send an abstract of 1000 signs so that the editorial board can check whether the topic would be considerable.