Panel Discussion

VICTOR BALKO, ERIK CLEWE, UTE NOLL in discussion with Celina Lunsford

Saturday, August 18, 2018, 7pm

Location: Fotografie Forum Frankfurt


5 EUR, reduced 3 EUR, for members of the FFF and students with valid ID card admission is free

The photo is finished, the series is done – and then come the questions: Where and how can the subject become an interesting publication? How do you create an exciting artistic impression in the booming world of photo books? How do you awake the interest of magazine makers? How important is the text? What roles do print quality and other technical aspects of photo processing play? How do you uphold the photographic subject, for the actual visual theme?

These and more questions about the publishing of photography will be discussed by Celina Lunsford, artistic director FFF, under the title “PRINT MATTERS with the design professional Victor Balko, the photo editor and photographer Erik Clewe and the DU Magazine photography editor, photography author and curator Ute Noll.

The panel discussion will be held in German.

Victor Balko studied at the University of Art and Design, Offenbach until 2012, including typography with Professor Sascha Lobe and photography with Professor Martin Liebscher. He is a co-founder of Album, a magazine for young contemporary photography, and was its editor and designer from 2010 to 2015. Since 2013 he has been working as Art Director at Steidl Verlag in Göttingen where he designs both photo books, illustrated publications as well as literary titles.

The photographer Erik Clewe (*1985) completed his training in Media Design in an Offset printing shop and has worked with several different publications since then. For several years he has been working at the renowned publisher Kehrer Verlag as an image designer and assists photographers in creating their photo books – from image retouching to the printing press. As a photographer, he has travelled through Europe since 2005 in order to document urban landscapes. Most recently he has exhibited at OFF//FOTO and led a workshop for image editing during the Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie in Mannheim. Erik Clewe lives and works in Heidelberg.

Ute Noll is a magazine maker, book maker and exhibit curator as well as an author, photography being her area of focus. Her project agency On Photography & Illustrationand her gallery UNO ART SPACE have been located in Stuttgart since 2007, and Ute Noll realizes her projects internationally. As photo director at the magazine Du, Zurich since 2013, Noll has been responsible for the conception, thematic development and execution of DuMagazine. Since 1999, she developed image and photography portfolio formats for diverse magazines and from 1999 to 2007 was the photo editor of the Frankfurter Rundschau Magazin. Noll has worked as an author since 2004. Likewise since 2004, she has been the co-festival coordinator for the Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie. And since 2009, she has been a lecturer at FH Bielefeld. Previously from 2005 to 2013, she taught at FH Dortmund. Photo books accompanying exhibitions from Noll are Hijacked 2, Germany/Australia (Kehrer Publisher, 2010–2014), Kill your Darlings (Kerber Publisher, 2011), Fremde Heimat (Reisebank, 2011, on mfk publishing). Most recently Noll was a juror at the UNICEF Photo of the Year 2017 and Swiss press photo award competitions. Since 2000 she has been frequently invited to international photo festivals and juries such as Photo festival, Houston, USA and Lianzhou Photo festival, China. Ute Noll studied Sociology in Tübingen as well as Photography, Video and Editing within the framework of a USA study abroad programme.

Celina Lunsford is a curator and author specialized in international historical and contemporary aspects of photography. Since 1992 she has been responsible for the exhibition and academy programme of the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt. As a mentor in the field of photography she has worked for the Joop Swart Masterclass of World Press Photo Foundation, Amsterdam or for the recommended Olympus fellowship sharing her knowledge and experience to emerging photographic artists.

As a guest curator she has worked for the International Photography Festival Lodz, Poland and Lianzhou International Photography Festival, China, La Fabrica and Fundacion Mapfre, Madrid and most recently for amano salto, inc., Tokyo. The triennale RAY Fotografieprojekte RheinMain was co-founded by Lunsford and she is one of the initial six curators who also conceived the 2018 edition. She is a leading expert on the American photographer Imogen Cunningham. Her book, Imogen Cunningham (Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg) was listed in American Photo Magazine under the "Best Photography Books 2013".




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