Di / 17:30

KISDtalk: Photobook Highlights

A look at the history of the photobook and the current situation

KISD Köln International School of Design, Room 12
Ubierring 40, Köln

History of the photobook must not only ask how history is constructed, but how photobooks construct stories.

After a brief introduction of the medium, Anja Schürmann will present a quick ride through the past of the photobook with examples from landscape, street- and colour photography, before turning to what she believes to be ‘trends’ in more recent photobook productions right now, glimpses into a possible future.

Dr. Anja Schürmann is working as Permanent Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities Essen (KWI). Her post-doc project deals with visual narration in photobooks. It examines the topic on both a narrative-theoretical and an aesthetic level of iconicity. She has written several essays on this topic and co-edited a thematic issue of the journal Fotogeschichte with Steffen Siegel. In 2016 she won the 1st prize of the international talent competition of C/O Berlin in the field of art criticism. For more info visit here.

The talk will be held in room 12. 

Die KISDtalks sind eine öffentliche Veranstaltungsreihe zu relevanten Positionen und Arbeitsfeldern des Designs. Die Themen sind interdisziplinär, bündeln integrativ Inhalte verschiedener gestalterischer und wissenschaftlicher Bereiche und schaffen Internationalität durch Vortragende und Zuhörende aus aller Welt. Die KISDtalks finden Dienstags oder Mittwochs um 17:30 Uhr statt. Die 60- bis 90-minütigen Vorträge und Diskussionen sind öffentlich und kostenfrei.