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WINGS OF FANTASY

2017-07-05

There is an inherent mystery to the art of photography. We tend to think of artists as controlling their mate- rials in a palpable manner: by using their hands, they shape stone, trace ink, or apply paint. But photog- raphers seem to work in a more oblique and indirect way, by capturing, staging, or framing reality. In the best photographs, real life merges with the world of art. Nowadays some photojournalists no longer content themselves with merely describing what they see. In- stead they attempt to condense facts and analyze a given situation. They use the extraordinary to identify the

underlying general conditions. And easily the documentary becomes a photographic concept.


Conceptual photography is usually defined as a type of photography that is staged to represent an idea. It also documents performances in the form of typological or serial images or restaged events.


The eight photographers featured in this book walk that fine line, but all of them use their creativity to il- lustrate real journalistic or social issues.

The photographers in this exhibition work with a concept, produce a set of images preconceived by them and containing ideas that can be identified and understood by the viewer.



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