Joachim Schmid: Photoworks 1982-2007

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Joachim Schmid began his career as a critic, arguing passionately against prevailing notions of "art photography" and in favor of a broad, encompassing view of the medium as a form of cultural practice. In the late 80s, he shifted his focus to making those arguments in his own art, which is based primarily on found photography. At the time, Schmid lived near one of the largest flea markets in Berlin, and his broad collection of vernacular photography formed the raw material for many of the works included here. ...
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Joachim Schmid began his career as a critic, arguing passionately against prevailing notions of "art photography" and in favor of a broad, encompassing view of the medium as a form of cultural practice. In the late 80s, he shifted his focus to making those arguments in his own art, which is based primarily on found photography. At the time, Schmid lived near one of the largest flea markets in Berlin, and his broad collection of vernacular photography formed the raw material for many of the works included here. His oeuvre reflects a close observation of photographic history and a fascination with the images themselves, in all their bizarre and conventionalized aspects, but its fundamental richness--along with the sardonic wit he so often displays--derails any attempt to read it as academic.
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  • ISBN-13: 9783865213945
  • Publisher: Steidl, Gerhard Druckerei und Verlag
  • Publication date: 11/21/2008
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Joachim Schmid is based in Berlin, Germany. He has exhibited his work at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, among other venues, and his work is held in the collections of many major international institutions.

Joan Fontcuberta was born in 1955 in Barcelona, Spain, where he continues to live and work. Since the mid-70s he has been a photographer, curator, writer, teacher, and publisher. He has exhibited extensively in group and one-person shows at museums and galleries in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, and his work is in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and The Art Institute of Chicago, among many others. He contributes regularly to scholarly journals and has published numerous books, including Sputnik and Twilight Zones. Joan Fontcuberta is an artist, writer and curator based in Barcelona, Spain.

Frits Gierstberg is a writer and Head of Exhibitions at the Netherlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam.Stephen Bull is an artist and writer based in Brighton, UK. He is currently Course Director for Photography at Portsmouth University, UK.

Val Williams is a writer and curator based in London, UK. She is currently Director of the Photography and the Archive Research Centre, University of the Arts, London.

John S. Weber is Dayton Director of the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY.

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