Cover photograph made by Thembinkosi Hlatshwayo
BLURRING THE LINES 2020
1st Edition, 2020
18 x 24 cm, 224 pages
Published by Urbanautica Institute
Curators: Steve Bisson (Urbanautica), John Fletwood (PHOTO), Lisanne Van Happen (FOTODOK)
Blurring the Lines aims to promote student’s thesis research work, to get international recognition, and contribute to an inter-academic dialogue. The selected images over the past four years show a different expansion of modes of representation through photography. A change that indeed refers to the digitisation and the frontiers of post-production, the contamination between different visual languages, the relationship between the availability of technology and new forms of expression. Thank you to all schools, teachers and graduates for making it happen!
The 2020 call theme is “Commitment” as the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc., or an engagement or obligation that restricts freedom of action. The question of photography’s commitment to real-world issues and its relationship provides significant directives for promoting a social engagement from photographers, changing the photographic tool. The three winners Ragna Arndt-Maric, Riti Sengupta, and Thembinkosi Hlatshwayo, due to corona could unfortunately not be exhibited at Espace F15 in Paris as usual.
The 36 shortlisted projects from 32 Schools are: Silvy Crespo, Zoë Sluijs, Romain Roucoules, Lucas Pandolfo, Marco Loi, Hrafn Jónsson, Terna Teejay Jogo, Josephina van de Water, Max Arens, Lisbeth Luft, Daan Russcher, Evgeniia Koreshilova, Marina Istomina, Maxim Zmeyev, Natalia Davtyan, Leif Houllevigue, Kincső Bede, Juliette Alhéritière, Marthe Buer, Alexandra Maldonado, Weronika Perłowska, Paolo García Nigrinis, Bianca Salvo, Eréndira Gómez Espinosa, Gabriela Elena Suárez, Alejandra Edwards, Katerina Voegtle, Tolga Akbaş, SivaSai Jeevanantham, Oğulcan Arslan, Muhammad Nurhakim Ngatimin, Nadia Adler, and Thero Makepe.
This publication is for sale at FOTODOKs exhibition space in Utrecht, the Netherlands.