Alec Soth, Leopold, Warsaw. Aus der Serie I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating, 2019 © Alec Soth

#photography2050: Sarker Protick

In unserer Serie #photography2050 entwerfen Kurator*innen, Künstler*innen und Autor*innen ihre persönliche Zukunftsvision der Fotografie: Wir schreiben das Jahr 2050 – wie relevant wird das Medium Fotografie dann noch sein? Wie sieht das Foto der Zukunft aus? VON MAGNUS PÖLCHER

6. Mai 2019

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»I think it is quite challenging to imagine how photography will look like in 50 years. Who could have imagined 50 years ago that photography, being already such a democratic medium, would evolve as it has today?

To an extent, technology undeniably has affects on photography. But if we address the issue from a different direction it might be easier to share my thoughts on it. If we look at how other traditional art forms such as music, literature, poetry, paintings, film have evolved over the years, we are not that concerned about their evolution in the coming years. 50 years in the future, I can only hope the power of photography, like any other medium, will still lie in its imagery and its stories. Stories of contemporary time, reimagining history, possibilities of the future, artistic hunger, human struggle and the environment that surrounds us, in its urgency and in its reluctance.

Like a good piece of music, we listen to it and go back to it again and again. In the same way we can also look at a good photograph and keep looking at it, while it immerses us in its own world.«

Sarker Protick (geboren 1986, Bangladesch) erforscht in seinen Arbeiten die Möglichkeiten von Zeit, Licht, Raum und Klang. Seine Porträts, Landschaftsaufnahmen und Fotoserien beschäftigen sich philosophisch mit den Besonderheiten der persönlichen und nationalen Geschichte. Protick wurde 2014 im British Journal of Photography für 'Ones to Watch‘ ausgewählt und 2015 mit für seine Serie 'What Remains' 2015 mit dem World Press Photo Award ausgezeichnet. 2018 erhielt er den MAGNUM Foundation Fund.


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