New Perspectives on Photography Photography is one of the youngest and, at the same time, most exciting art forms: a pictorial language that draws on the
tension between the two seemingly opposing poles of voyeurism and exhibitionism. It produces and leaves behind emotions; it
moves, unsettles, and attracts. With its intense atmosphere, photography inspires, stimulates, and opens the way for critical
At the event photo::vienna 2014 art photography, architecture and portrait photography, and commercial, editorial, and
journalistic photography are all gathered together under the heading “applied photography.” The event thus serves equally
as a showcase for the general public and as a forum for professionals on the lookout for new trends and developments.
Sharpening Sensitivity in Seeing As the first retrospective for contemporary photography from Austria, photo::vienna presents a wide overview of what makes
photography so exciting and will thus be of great interest to galerists, curators, collectors, art buyers, agency art directors,
photo editors, etc. The platform also provides a site for the exchange of interest and ideas amongst the community of photo
fans at large.
Jury Members A select jury serves as the guarantor for the high level of photographic work shown at photo::vienna:
Alex Wiederin | Creative Director Büro New York Alfred Weidinger | COO Belvedere/ 21er Haus Elfie Semotan | Photographer Heribert Corn | Photographer Falter; derStandard Marlies Wirth | Curator MAK Matthias Herrmann | Photographer Petra Percher | Die Presse Edition Rebekka Reuter | Chief Curator WestLicht/ OstLicht Stephan Hilpold | Head Rondo, magazine derStandard Tom Wallmann | Marketing Director, Marc O´Polo Verena Kaspar-Eisert | Curator Kunst Haus Wien
Junge Fotografie 2015 | Chancen zwischen Kommerz und Kunst Andreas Wellnitz, visual consultant ZEITmagazin Kozva Rigaud, Director Shotview Photographers Martin Stöbich, Fotograf Stefanie Moshammer, Fotografin Moderation: Stephan Hilpold