4th Fotofestival Mannheim, Ludwigshafen, Heidelberg 2011
10.09. – 06.11.2011
The 4th edition of the Fotofestival Mannheim_Ludwigshafen_Heidelberg bears the title "The Eye is a Lonely Hunter – Images of Humankind." The festival takes as its point of departure a humanist perspective in the tradition of documentary photography. It will showcase a variety of practices that are situated at the intersection between documentary and artistic photography, practices that are characterised by a strong sense of visuality but also a keen sense of sociopolitical awarenes. It aims to be a photographic survey of the human condition as we enter the second decade of the 21st century, seen from a plurality of geographic angles.
The catalog reflects the theme of humanism in contemporary art and documentary photography visually and theoretically.The structuring subthemes – Ecological Circuits, The Practice of Everyday Life,Role and Ritual, The Effect and Affect of Politics and Life Cycles – are introduced by the curators. Each participating artist will be represented with images and a text.
Editor: Fotofestival Mannheim_Ludwigshafen_Heidelberg e.V., Katerina Gregos, Solvej Helweg Ovesen
Authors: Carolin Ellwanger, Heide Häusler, Jonatan Ahlm Brenander, Katerina Gregos, Solvej Helweg Ovesen, TJ Demos
Softcover with dust jacket
18 x 24,5 cm
267 color ills.