Politics of Photography


01 Politics of Photography

The greatest challenge lies in recognizing and understanding that the Politics of Images faces the paradox of collecting images and presenting them while at the same time selecting and contextualizing them in an emancipatory way, in order to work against the hegemonic readings of them in existing archival forms. This task requires a critical consciousness in order to be able to define the true aspects and goals of the archival area. Changing the name of the area from ‘Photograpy’ to ‘Politics of Photography’ (Bilderpolitik) nominally confirms this approach.