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Schottenfeldviertel: A Snapshot of a Little SoHo

Schottenfeldviertel: A Snapshot of a Little SoHo

The vibe makes it hard to resist dubbing the 7th District’s Schottenfeld Viertel a “Little SoHo”. Like the New York original, this edgy neighbourhood once housed factories and warehouses, and the repurposed buildings are striking. Above all, this tiny Grätzl orbiting Westbahnstraße is dedicated to all things photographic, spanning from Kaiserstraße to Bandgasse, with outliers […]

PolaWalk: Vienna in Eight Clicks

PolaWalk: Vienna in Eight Clicks

Oh no! I looked down in horror at the smelly black paper in my hand. The photo was ruined. “Don’t worry, you still have seven pictures left,” said Gilbert Lechner, trying to console me. It didn’t help. I had just ruined my first photograph with the Polaroid camera he had given me half an hour […]

Welcome to the Jungle

Welcome to the Jungle

It is 5:00 in the morning. They lie in damp grass that gets increasingly uncomfortable as time passes. They have waited for hours, listening for the slightest noise. Suddenly, one shot, and the waiting is forgotten. This is not Africa or the wilds of the Yukon. This is Vienna, where a group of intrepid local […]

Revolutionary With a Camera

Revolutionary With a Camera

Alexander Rodchenko may not be a name you know, but his influence is ubiquitous. One of the leading figures of Russia’s cultural avant-garde on the eve of the Revolution and in the early Soviet era, Rodchenko was a trailblazer in photography and graphic design. A devoted supporter of the Bolshevik regime, he put his creative […]

Opening Pandora’s Dirty Picture Box

Opening Pandora’s Dirty Picture Box

The thesaurus says a synonym for “sex” is “intimacy”, but very few of the photos in Pandora’s Dirty Picture Box were intimate. They were loud fantasies and not-so-subtle innuendo, showing plenty of skin, leather and ropes. This was not about sex, it was about arousal – being sexy, not having sex. Approaching the entrance of […]

Old School Point-and-Shoot

Old School Point-and-Shoot

The “Analog-gang”. With friendly teasing, that’s what fellow students called the trio who shot entirely on film. That was back in 2007 at Vienna’s Graphische, the oldest school of photography in the world. The other students in the class were shooting mostly or exclusively digital. The young photographers decided to keep the name. In 2008, […]

Tug-of-war Over Schoenberg’s Mahler Photo

Tug-of-war Over Schoenberg’s Mahler Photo

After finding an autographed photo of composer Gustav Mahler in his boiler room, Cliff Fraser, a Los Angeles resident, has become mixed up in an ownership battle. The long-lost print was a gift to Arnold Schoenberg, and was found to be missing from its frame 25 years ago by his daughter Nuria Schoenberg Nono. Fraser […]

Gallery Run: Triggered Photography

Gallery Run: Triggered Photography

With the rise of general access to camera technology, what Susan Sonntag calls “a democracy of photographs,” fine art photography has had to defend its aesthetic function from becoming usurped by journalism, advertising, iPhone apps and Facebook feeds. All this came to the fore in November, the European Month of Photography: Eyes On, staking out […]

Theory Meets Practice with Media Activism

Theory Meets Practice with Media Activism

  Media Activism is a series of events organised by the University of Vienna’s department of Theatre, Film and Media Studies. The events explore the relationship between media theory and media practice. How does contemporary media shape our world-view? How have technological advances changed the way modern media works? Once a year, protagonists and antagonists […]

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