Triennial of Photography Hamburg BREAKING POINT. June – September 2018

[DELETE]

on selection and censorship in photojournalism

Curated by Esther Ruelfs & Sven Schumacher

This exhibition will be shown at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg from 8 June to 25 November 2018.

Unruhen in Nordirland (Londonderry) | Unrest in Northern Ireland (Londonderry), 1969 Silbergelatineabzug | Gelatin Silver Print, 26,5 x 38,7 cm © Hanns-Jörg Anders – Red. SternUnruhen in Nordirland (Londonderry) | Unrest in Northern Ireland (Londonderry), 1969 Silbergelatineabzug | Gelatin Silver Print, 26,5 x 38,7 cm © Hanns-Jörg Anders – Red. Stern

The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG) is devoting an exhibition to the pervasive influence of the media on public opinion. Based on historical photographs as well as contemporary images focusing on subjects such as migration, poverty, social problems, and civil war, [DELETE] examines the selection of motifs for presentation in the media. How do publishers, editors, authors, and graphic designers influence the work of the photographers and the impact of their pictures? What mechanisms determine which photos are ultimately printed or discarded? Guided by these questions, MKG will present photojournalism from the 1960s to the 1980s by way of examples from its own holdings. The focus here is not on icons of reportage photography but on motifs that were never printed.

With works by Hanns-Jörg Anders, Sirah Foighel-Brutmann and Eitan Efrat, Günter Hildenhagen, Ryuichi Hirokawa, Thomas Hoepker.