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By way of introduction

Author(s): Attila Horányi, Katalin Timár
Subject(s): Photography
Published by: EX Symposion Alapítvány
Keywords: Document; Attila Horányi; Katalin Tímár; exhibition; thinking together; Hungarian photography; young generation of the seventies

Summary/Abstract: The Dokumentum (exhibition, publication, thinking together) during its formal existence (in reality between 1979 and 1982; as past recalled in 1999) was one of the most exciting experiments of Hungarian photography. It was photography as light and sensitive paper were used, but at the same time (if not even more so) it was an experiment to extend photography as a medium. On the one hand, it systematically investigated the characteristic features of the medium (that is, it undermined and violated the classical rules concerning photographing and developing, the techniques of enlargement, composition, the relation of the photographer and the theme); on the other hand, it searched for new themes that could express the feelings of the young generation of the seventies. It not only bombed with a series of provokation, but also fertilized ”classical” photography and it contributed to the change by which it came to be regarded not just as a way of picture creation but rather as art.

  • Issue Year: 2000
  • Issue No: 32-33
  • Page Range: 1-3
  • Page Count: 3
  • Language: Hungarian