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Flash Points in Collective Memory

This illustrated survey will consider the idea of the photographic "flash point" --- the transformative image that moves a social group to sudden being, action or creativity and then lingers resonantly in that group's shared memory. Working with a wide range of examples from the history of photography, Nordstrom will identify and discuss instances of technology, art, photojournalism, popular culture and personal experience that exemplify the idea and results of such flashpoints in our lives.

Alison Nordström is an independent writer and curator based in Cambridge, Massachusetts specializing in historical and contemporary photographs of all kinds. Formerly the Director and Senior Curator of the Southeast Museum of Photography, (Florida)and Senior Curator of Photographs at George Eastman House, (New York) she is the author of over 100 published books and essays on photographic topics, and has curated over 100 photographic exhibitions in nine countries. 
In 2016, she was Artistic Director of Fotofestiwal Lodz, in Poland, where she was curator of five contemporary exhibitions, among them Robert Rauschenberg Travels at Museum Atlas Sztuki. 
Currently Curator for International Programs at the Griffin Museum of Photography, she is also a visiting scholar in photography at Lesley University. She holds the PhD in Cultural and Visual Studies.

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About

Since 1999, the Triennial of Photography has taken place every three years in Hamburg in collaboration with the city’s major museums, cultural institutions, galleries, and other organizers. Meanwhile, the festival has become an important event throughout Germany and internationally. With a large number of exhibitions under a common theme, it highlights current topics in photography. The festival features conversations with artists, thematic discussions, lectures, portfolio viewings, and an international conference.

The Triennial of Photography originated as an initiative of the photographer and collector F. C. Gundlach. Since 2014, the event has been organized by Deichtorhallen Hamburg GmbH.

The theme of the 7th Triennial of Photography in 2018 will be announced soon.

Krzysztof Candrowicz will serve as artistic director of the upcoming Triennial of Photography for a second time after the festival in 2015.

 

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Contact

KRZYSZTOF CANDROWICZ
Artistic Director
info@phototriennale.de

DANIELA GUHL
Project Management
daniela@phototriennale.de

ULRICH RÜTER
Curatorial Advisor
ulrich@phototriennale.de

SITHARA PATHIRANA
Project Assistant
sithara@phototriennale.de

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