Opening Exhibition & Roundtable

The City and the Territory ─ Imagining Cairo and Egypt

Daniela Keiser “Ar & Or”, STAMPA Galerie Basel 2010

Thursday, 15th March 2018
18:00 hrs – Bayt al Sennari, Cairo
The exhibition can be visited until 25th March (daily from 10:00─18:00 hrs). Admission free.

Accurate portrayal of reality or colonial exoticism and romanticizing orientalism? – How did European photographers capture Egypt on film in the course of the past two centuries after the invention of photography in 1839? And, what about the other way round: How did and do Egyptian photography artists perceive grand Umm el Dunya? What are the differences between the two cultures, what has changed in the course of time and which are the positions today ─ these are the topics which the remarkable exhibition The City and the Territory ─ Imagining Cairo and Egypt will be exploring. The opening of the exhibition will take place on Thursday, 18th March at 18:00 hrs at Bayt al Sennari in Cairo and will be inaugurated by H.E. Dr. Mostafa el Fekki, Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

exhibition catalogue = PhotoResearcher No. 28|2017

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Uwe Schögl: Heinrich Kühn

und die Erfindung der künstlerischen Farbfotografie

kuehn_coverBook out of print!
ISBN: 978-88-95523-05-7

An In-Depth Analysis and the First Comprehensive Presentation of Heinrich Kühn’s Autochrome Photographs from the Holdings of the Austrian National Library, Vienna.

This essay appeared in the catalogue Das bedrohte Paradies. Heinrich Kühn fotografiert in Farbe [The Threatened Paradise. Heinrich Kühn Photographs in Colour]
pp. 18-37
Südtiroler Landesmusem für Kultur- und Landesgeschichte Schloss Tirol (ed.), Schloss Tirol 2014


Anna Auer: Institute for Photography in Austria

In 1994, Anna Auer and her co-authors presented the Federal Ministry of Education and Art/Dept. 4.3 in Vienna with a concept for the establishment of an “Institute for Photography in Austria” to function as a data base and documentation centre.

This was followed by numerous other concepts for a “Museum/Research Centre for Photography in Vienna” that, unfortunately, never came to fruition.


The FOTOGRAFIS Collection

The FOTOGRAFIS Collection (Vienna/Salzburg) is one of the most important collections of international and historical photography in Austria.

Vilém Flusser and Anna Auer.
5th congress, June 22, 1980

Allan Porter & CAMERA

A special documentary on the legendary photo journal CAMERA and its last editor-in-chief ALLAN PORTER who took the magazine to new heights.

This developed into his “museum without walls” and became Europe’s first exhibition platform for artistic photography after 1945.