FOTODOK is presenting new photobooks @ Unseen Book Market on 20, 21 & 22 of September 2019 in Amsterdam. The artist books FOTODOK will be presenting are made by photography graduates in 2018 and 2019 from all over the world. They are selected as part of the project Blurring the Lines that is an initiative from Paris College of Art and Urbanautica Institute.
About Blurring the Lines
Developments in technology have dramatically changed and democratized the medium of photography over the past few years. Photography is everywhere and most of us by now are photographers. Today, it is up to professional photographers to add something else to the stories we see in our everyday life. Modern documentary photographers are distinctive in the way they explore and interpret the world around us. With sincere interest and involvement in urgent topics they visualize the unseen, grounded in thorough research and with a critical attitude towards their own intention and position as human beings.
There is a need for new images and words, a new (visual) language, to be able to relate to important topics of today and tomorrow. Contemporary photography is able to give different perspectives on the world around us. It enables us to revise the past, challenges us to change the present, and allows us to visualize the future. Contemporary photography offers room to the viewer for reflection and immersion, and it poses questions and challenges.
The aim of Blurring The Lines is to select, exhibit and publish projects made by talented contemporary photographers that recently graduated from art academies from all over the world. They deserve to be seen and present their work to a wider audience. Together, the 25 projects that where selected for the 2019 edition are a representation of the rapidly changing field of photography. These young photographers give us a new perspective on the important topics in society: from climate change, to redefining our identity within the context of historical events. At the same time they are questioning the medium and are showing us new ways of using photography. It is remarkable to see the social engagement these photographers have with the world around us. And the need they feel to offer a different perspective and make a change.
Want to know more about this project? Take a look on www.blurringthelines.org