students and graduates from the PhotoSchool Vienna present
"Back to Nature - Pictures through a hole"PhotoAtelier Vienna
Vienna 1060, Austria
DATES: Monday, April 29, 2013 - Wednesday, May 08, 2013
RECEPTION: Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 08:00 PM
Hours of operation: 16:00 - 18:00
Telephone: 0043 (0)18904146
Web Site: http://www.house-of-photography.at/photo_exhibition_austria.html
In the group exhibition ‘Back to Nature’ the 25 photographers have focused their attention on interpreting the classical artistic subject of landscape and nature using the pinhole camera technique. Back in the eighteenth century nature was considered as the source and inspiration for morals, enlightenment and the pursuit of happiness. This ideal can be seen in the teachings of the French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712 – 1778) whose aim it was to heal urban society through a reconnection with nature, which resulted in the well-known claim by Rousseau’s that man should go back to nature, in light of which this exhibition is titled. This appreciation of nature naturally also found its way into art and is often seen expressed in many landscape paintings from this time.
All of the images are taken outdoors and devoted to capturing the journey from the city back into nature. Due to long exposures, even in full sunlight, the collection of photos on display show dissolved shapes, moving silhouettes, and fluttering nature. The photographers have used the pinhole technique to its full advantage creating beautiful works of art, sometimes reminiscent in colour and form to the impressionist painter’s portrayal of nature and people, or the sublime representation of nature in the work of German Romantic painters. This group exhibition draws attention to the intuitive nature of pinhole camera photography and successfully demonstrates how many varied creative possibilities it opens up.
For the exhibition text in German please check out our website.