Short Stories

Short Stories in Contemporary Photography

24.09.2008 - 04.01.2009
Tue-Sun 10am-5pm,
Wen 10am-8pm
Halle, Ausstellungsstr. 60

In literature, the short story is a concise fictional narrative often perceived as an ideal form for modern storytelling. One can see parallels between the short story and contemporary photography in which distinct narrative possibilities emerge: reportage photography, in which a story is condensed visually; staged photography, in which a plot is developed as in the theater; video stills that condense a complex story in a single image; and photography mixed with different media that distorts or transforms them into a new storytelling form. By presenting the various approaches of international artists — each with its own strong statement — the exhibition highlights the most important strategies of contemporary photographic storytelling, and thus becomes a space with very distinct narratives.distinct narratives.