Photography as concept is an amazing photography book, The first time I saw it was in the library of Weissensee Art School of Berlin. It was amazing, I got so much inspiration from this book for my art projects. Later I met an art student from the art university of Berlin and I recommended this book to her as well.

Natacha Lesueur

Photography as Concept (artists)

Down below, I’m writing the names of the artists who were mentioned in this book:

Vanessa Beecroft (1)
Maura Biava (1)
Peter Bömmels (D)
Martin Brandt /
Andreas Wolf /
Martin Schmidl Florian Haas (D)
Daniele Buetti (CH)
Patrick Van Caeckenbergh (B)
Claude Closky (F)
Hanne Darboven (D)
Cor Dera (NL)
Willie Doherty (IRL)
Felix Gonzalez-Torres ICUBA)
Alex Hartley (GB)
Helgard Haug /
Marcus Droß /
Daniel Wetzel (D)
Isabell Heimerdinger (D)
Jan Henderikse (NL)
Teresa Hubbard ((RL) /
Alexander Birchler ( CH)
Alfredo Jarr (CHILE)
lya Kabakov (GUS)
Joseph Kosuth (USA)
Elke Krystufek (A)
David Lameles (ARG)
Abigail Lane (GB)
Natacha Lesueur (F)
Sarah Lucas (GB)
Ken Lum (CDN)
Tracey Moffatt (AUS)
Brigitte Morhardt-Ehrlicher (D)
Jean-Luc Moulene (F)
Christopher Muller iGB / D)
Chuck Nanney (USA)
Mathis Neidhart (D)
Gabriel Orozco (MEX)
Merja Puustinen / Andy Best (FIN)
Zhijie Qiu (CHI)
Margarete Rebmann (D)
Susanne Reinhardt (D)
Gerwald Rockenschaub (A)
Ugo Rondinone (CH)
Sam Samore (USA)
Andreas Schmid (D)
Miron Schmückle (RO / DI
Uwe H. Seyl (D)
Bernard Voita (CHI)
Gilian Wearing (GB)
eorg Winter (D)
Guo Gu Zheng (CHI)
Hui Zhuang (CHI)

Few Pages from the book (Photography as Concept)

photography as Concept. Cantz

Photography as Concept (Greeting)

The 150th birthday of photography in 1989 was one reason why the International Foto-Triennale was founded. The exhibition gave contemporary art photography a new forum of a kind that had not existed in Germany until then. New perspectives and points of view for international art photography were put on show. The Foto-Triennale – one of Esslingen’s most important cultural events – attracts international attention and praise. Previous con- cepts and key themes for the exhibition have identified trends for the development of contemporary art beyond the field of photo- graphy.

The first Foto-Triennale in 1989 provided a broad survey of “Art with Photography”. In 1992 the exhibition focused on “Invented Realities”, and showed that photography is an important interface in the transition to computer art. In 1995, works were shown as a documentation of everyday and individual ways of life, under the title “Close to Life”,

The carly seventies the social sciences adopted an intellectual approach that was already familiar to philosophers. This view based on action-theory was like a change of paradigm. The proces- sual charakter of actions and cognition is to be found in recent SOCiological, and particularly psychological, work, and s helpful in assessing positions within contemporary art. The paradigm of “contextual and processual action” only seems to sit uncomfortab- ly with a photographic record or work of art at first glance.

Dr. Jürgen Zieger Mayor


Andreas Gursky
Fashion photography in Berlin
Photographer in Berlin
Fashion Photographer in Berlin