The conceptual frame for YET issue #8 is EDGES. With this term we want to refer to the state of the art in the field of artistic and personal research photography. The medium is facing an ever-growing technological evolution and an intense crossbreeding with other disciplines and techniques, while the photographic act is undergoing a general rethink in its concept, significance and application. This situation leads us to pose questions about photography’s nature and borders. How can we define photography, now that we cannot any longer consider it only as a merely mechanical representation of facts? At what point does photography give way to “pure” art? Where is the line between photography, graphic, digital art, sculpture, painting, installation, performance placed? In this issue we will not try to give any answer – we will rather analyse the current situation through the examination of several possible and different interpretations, which span from the re-reading of the past to the post-photographic solutions.
In this issue we present the work of
Emile Barret, Corey Bartle-Sanderson, Regula Bochsler, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Nico Krijno, Zachary Norman, Cédric Raccio, Jean Vincent Simonet, Myne Søe-Pedersen, Sheida Soleimani, Jules Spinatsch, Miguel Angel Tornero, Manon Wertenbroek
As well as featured content about
Thomas Seelig (curator at Fotomuseum Winterthur), QUAD & FORMAT’s artistic director Louise Clements and guest curator Lars Willumeit, Joan Fontcuberta on MOULD editorial project, and many others.