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18 Jan 2012

Fotomuseum Winterthur: Still Searching - An Online Discourse on Photography

Still Searching - An Online Discourse on Photography
Fotomuseum Winterthur


New blog on the history and theory of photography
First blogger: Bernd Stiegler from the University of Konstanz
He will blog on aspects of Photographic Realism from January 15 till February 29, 2012
To read or comment, go to


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Still Searching – An Online Discourse on Photography

Fotomuseum Winterthur has launched a new blog on the theory and history of photography, Still Searching – An Online Discourse on Photography. This blog aims to be a continually growing and developing Internet discourse on the medium of photography that features a multitude of participants; it is conceived as an online debate on forms of photographic production, techniques, applications, distribution strategies, contexts, theoretical foundations, ontology and perspectives on the medium. It explores photography's role as a seminal visual medium of our time—as art, as a communication and information tool in the context of social media or photojournalism, and as a form of scientific or legal evidence. This discourse will be conducted by theorists, critics, educators, enthusiasts, users and also photographers. Still Searching is moderated by the Fotomuseum Winterthur and can be accessed through its website: or at

Still Searching is aimed at anyone interested in photography and visual theory. This includes, but is not limited to, academics and professionals. It is supposed to be highly interactive – everybody is invited to join the debate and comment on the issues raised in the blog.

Still Searching was launched on January 15, 2012. The German photo historian and theorist Bernd Stiegler kicks off the blog (January 15 to February 29), he writes about various aspects of Photographic Realism. The Indian writer Aveek Sen, (March 1 to April 14), US artist Walead Beshty (April 15 to May 31), and Dutch photo theorist Hilde Van Gelder (June 1 to July 14, 2012) will follow until the summer break. Geoffrey Batchen, the photo historian and theorist currently working in New Zealand, will initiate the autumn season (September 15 to October 31).