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Emma Bowkett, Donatien Grau, ...: Photography and the Proliferation of Images
Photography and the Proliferation of Images
(p. 111 – 148)

Emma Bowkett, Donatien Grau, Kieran Long, Tom McCarthy, Oliviero Toscani

Photography and the Proliferation of Images
The One and the Many

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Emma Bowkett

is Director of Photography at the FT Weekend Magazine. Joining in 2009, she was integral to the small creative team who reworked the visual language of the magazine for the 2010 ­re-launch. Emma has curated exhibitions for the Triennale der Photographie Hamburg, Peckham 24 in London and in 2018 co-curated the PhotoEast festival. She is a visiting university lecturer, and regularly participates at international portfolio reviews, festivals, art fairs, and awards. She is part of Magnum Photos ­Professional Practice, which supports young and emerging photographers. She won the inaugural Firecracker Contributors Award, which recognises women who have had a substantial impact on the photography industry, voted for by professional photographers. Emma is the co-curator for a Financial Times special supplement and day of events as part of Photo London. Emma has a Masters degree in Image and Communication from Goldsmiths University London.
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Donatien Grau

Donatien Grau

is a scholar and author. He currently serves as head of contemporary programs at the Louvre and as chair of the Association Pierre Guyotat.
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Kieran Long

is a curator, writer, teacher, and broadcaster from London. He is currently Director of ArkDes, the national museum of architecture and design in Stockholm, Sweden. He was previously Keeper of the department of Design, Architecture and Digital at the Victoria & Albert Museum and has worked for the Royal College of Art, the BBC, the Evening Standard newspaper, and as editor of several design and architecture publications.
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Tom McCarthy

Tom McCarthy

is a British novelist and artist based in London. McCarthy operates as »General Secretary« of a semi-fictitious organisation called the »International Necronautical Society« (INS). He also published a number of essays and short stories. With his debut novel Remainder (8 ½ Millionen) he was awarded the Believer Book Award in 2008. His novels C (2010) und Satin Island (2015) were shortlisted for the Men's Booker Prize.

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Oliviero Toscani

was born in Milan in 1942 and studied photography and design at Kunstgewerbeschule of Zurich from 1961 through 1965. He is internationally renowned as the creative force behind some of the world’s most successful brands, through the years creating what have become some of the most famous corporate images and advertising campaigns. His latest projects include collaborations with the Italian Red Cross and the UNHCR, as well as campaigns dedicated to improving road safety, fighting anorexia, combating violence against women. After six decades of publishing innovation, advertising, film, and television, Toscani now deals with creativity applied to various communication media, producing, with his studio and with Fabrica, editorial projects, books, television programs, exhibitions, and workshops.
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Donatien Grau (ed.), Christoph Wiesner (ed.): After the Crisis

After the Crisis offers a platform for discussions between some of today’s leading artists, writers, theorists, curators, and historians aimed at questioning the very status of photography today. Contributors come from the realms of critical theory, fiction,  performance art, fashion photography, and museums, as well as film and design, and their conversations bring together history and the contemporary. Comparing the current situation of photographic images with the crisis experienced by representation at the time of the birth of photography, they set our relationship with photographic images in the digital era in perspective. Through these discussions, we come to sense the existential burden of being surrounded by images, while also beginning to grasp the historical depth of a questioning of images that started long before the current generation and engages with crucial political and cultural issues of our time. 


With contributions by Philippe Artières, Osei Bonsu, Emma Bowkett, Elisabeth Bronfen, Emanuele Coccia, ­Russell ­Ferguson, ­Dominique de Font-­Réaulx, Marc Fumaroli, Leigh Ledare, Kieran Long, Roxana Marcoci, Renzo ­Martens, Paul ­McCarthy, Tom McCarthy, Pascale Montandon-­Jodorowsky, ­ORLAN, Alice Rawsthorn, Jeff Rosenheim, ­Elisa Schaar, ­Bruno Serralongue, Devika Singh, Abdellah Taïa, ­Oliviero ­Toscani, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh ­Matadin, Wim Wenders, Richard Wentworth.