Archive for photography

Sarajevo, before the storm of history

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 1 January 2014 by delclem

A photo by Auguste Léon taken on 15 Oktober 1912 in Sarajevo (c) SZ, 2013


“… with all means at its disposal”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on 31 December 2013 by delclem

“In 2014, most European countries will commemorate the start of the First World War 100 years ago. Among the numerous publications to appear to date is a book from Carl Gerold’s Publishers, which contains numerous hitherto unpublished photographs.” >text & album (c) 2013


The Baltic states

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 27 November 2013 by delclem


in Soviet times, seen through the lens of local photographers.
>slideshow (c) 2013


Sleeping sunbathers in Lithuania

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 26 November 2013 by delclem

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“Photographer Tadao Cern spent a weekend photographing people as they slept on a public beach in Lithuania. The art project, entitled Comfort Zone, aims to explore how different surroundings can affect people’s behaviour and inhibitions.” >more (c) THE GUARDIAN, 2013


Photographer & Soviet spy with a conscience

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on 3 October 2013 by delclem

“When Edith Tudor-Hart wasn’t working as a Soviet agent, she was taking lovingly realistic portraits of London’s workers and street children. Now, for the first time, a retrospective is celebrating her double life.” >full text (c) THE TELEGRAPH, 2013


Ludwig Wittgenstein & ‘Fuzzy’ Photography

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 11 September 2013 by delclem

“For the unsentimentally cerebral Wittgenstein, a photograph is not a memorial, but a ‘probability’. The philosopher’s archive at the University of Cambridge includes the photograph above, a true ‘probability’ in that it does not represent any one person but is a composite image of his face and the faces of his three sisters, made in collaboration with the ‘founding father of eugenics,’ Francis Galton.” (Well, I don’t buy the latter, since Galton dies in 1911…) >full text (c) OPEN CULTURE, 2013



Heart Break Hotels in Europe

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on 10 January 2013 by delclem

“What do you dream of when you stay at Hotel Kummer (German for ‘heartache’)? Who do you meet at Hotel Verloren (‘lost’)? And does breakfast at the B&B Trauer (‘grief’) leave a special taste in your mouth? Artist Conny Habbel and author Franz Adrian Wenzl went to see the most desperate hotels in Europe.” >Text & photos (album) (c) 2012