The conference “Weimar photography in context” will inquire into the consequences that seriality and narrativity have for our understanding of photography in the context of interwar media culture, of Weimar-era as well as contemporary photography theory, and of word-and-image relations.
If today ‘everyone is a photographer’ one question rarely asked is why? What does it mean to be a photographer today? What might psychoanalysis have to say about this drive to take photographs? The fact that it is so easy to take photographs these days does not answer question why we do it.