Category: Interview

Daniel Schwartz on Kulturplatz

Daniel Schwartz appeared on SRF Swiss Public TV’s culture program Kulturplatz on January 9, 2019.

The alarming findings of climate change research hardly reach the general public and it takes art to get the message out. In this respect, the photography of Daniel Schwartz has major implications. His work on global warming dates back to the 1990s when he documented life and death in the river deltas in Asia. His project While the Fires Burn, A Glacier Odyssey, documents global glacier collapse. A glaciology in images, his black & white photographs are the result of an intense dialogue with science. In the present, they contribute to the awareness of the issue, in the future, they will be of relevance for the understanding of climate history. Schwartz’s exhibition in the Grisons Museum of Art, Chur, Switzerland, is juxtaposed with Sebastiao Salgados’ Genesis exhibition in Zurich, and the latter’s digital enhancement to Schwartz’s purist analog method.

“There’s a unique challenge, when it comes to documenting the environment and our climate. It’s such an overwhelming truth that it’s a very human reaction to want to turn away or disengage.” — Nichole Sobecki

The “Victims and Perpetrators” roundtable discussion, between Nichole Sobecki, Aaron Vincent Elkaim, Carol Devine, Gregg Segal, and Benjamin Petit, raises some fascinating and challenging questions on how we cover the health of our global environment.

Linda Bournane Engelberth

In an interview with L’Obs, Linda Bournane Engelberth speaks about “Outside the Binary,” her new project about the richness and diversity of gender identities.

“I hope that people who will see the portraits and read the testimonials will open up and reflect on the definitions of gender identities.” — Linda Bournane Engelberth

“Outside the Binary” is Linda’s contribution to the “Her Take: (Re)Thinking Masculinity,” a project in seven parts by the Seven of VII, the seven female photographers of VII. In “Her Take,” each photographer undertakes a visual reflection on masculinity — re-framing it, challenging it, referencing it historically, exploring it, considering it in specific cultural contexts and changing social conventions, or coming out from the shadow of it.

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