One Step Beyond // Focus on New Photography: Isabelle LE MINH, Constance NOUVEL, Christiane SEIFFERT, Kate STECIW, Jordan TATE, Hannah WHITAKER, Letha WILSON


For a long while the indexed nature of photography laid at the heart of theoretical discourse on this medium. For Rosalind Krauss as for Roland Barthes, Henri Van Lier, Philippe Dubois and others, the contiguous relationship between the image and its referent was one of the ontological foundations of photography. Today, a photographic image is not necessarily a trace of "that which was" in front of the camera. For digital revolution has come along, upsetting the situation by freeing the medium from its assignment to represent reality.