- Dorothée Elisa Baumann, Take a Better Picture, 2018
© Dorothée Elisa Baumann
- Jon Haddock, Wang Weilin, from the series The Screenshots, 2000
© Jon Haddock
- Roc Herms, still-frame from Study of Perspective, 2015
© Roc Herms
- Tabor Robak, crop from Rocks, 2011
© Tabor Robak
- John Yuyi, Julia’s Twitter 2, 2016
© John Yuyi
‘How to Win at Photography – A Playful Approach’ – open at Fotomuseum Winterthur from June 5 to October 10, 2021 – explores the nature of photography as a playful pursuit. More than 40 artists are represented in the exhibition, which draws unexpected connections between the history of photography, the gamification of the visible, as well as the practices of creating images with (and within) computer games.
Are we playing with our cameras, or are we being played? Are we in control, or just pawns within a wider social, cultural and economic network? What can playful forms of photography accomplish on a social and political level? Who or what is the ‘perceiver’ in photography – man, or machine? Or perhaps both? And finally: who wants to play – and how do you win?
‘How to Win at Photography’ was organised in collaboration with the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, and the CSNI (Centre for the Study of the Networked Image) at London South Bank University.
For further information visit Fotomuseum Winterthur