Camera Austria Award

Award ceremony on 6. December 2017

Jochen Lempert

The Camera Austria Award for Contemporary Photography by the City of Graz, which is awarded biennially, will be bestowed on German artist Jochen Lempert in 2017. The jury founded their decision to honour Jochen Lempert with this award on the following statement: “Jochen Lempert (b. 1958) has a degree in biology and since the early […]


published on 02. November 2017

Projection at Vienna Art Week: Christina Werner. The Boys Are Back

Special Project in the framework of Vienna Art Week, presented by Camera Austria International with the kind support of Wedia – visuelle Großflächenwerbung / Beamboards Right-wing populist politicians in Europe owe their success partly to their media presence. Christina Werner analyses recurring strategies of staging and representation, as well as gestures, facial expressions, rhetoric, and symbols. Since 2010 she has been working […]



Paris Photo 2017

The twenty-first edition of  Paris Photo, will be held from 9 to 12 November 2017.  The fair unites 159 international galleries and thirty publishers to present artists and books in the historic Grand Palais in the heart of Paris. Camera Austria will attend Paris Photo 2017 and present the current issue Camera Austria International Nr. 139 […]


CURRENT 24.9.–19.11.2017

Özlem Altin

Camera Austria has invited the Berlin-based artist Özlem Altin to participate in an exhibition project in September 2017, which is being produced and shown in collaboration with the steirischer herbst festival. The starting point for the endeavour is an exploration of the Camera Austria archive, which is made available to the artist as a kind […]


Published on 13 September 2017

139 | 2017

In the year 2014, we presented the exhibition “The Militant Image: Picturing What Is Already Going On, Or The Poetics of the Militant Image” together with Urban Subjects (Sabine Bitter, Jeff Derksen, and Helmut Weber), along with a publication of the same name. The focus here was on the militant image both as a condition […]




Frieze London 2017

From 5 to 8 October 2017 Camera Austria International will be present with the current issue 139 as well as some recent back issues at Frieze London 2017 at Regent’s Park, London. In its fifteenth edition, more than 160 leading galleries from 31 countries will showcase ambitious presentations by international emerging and established artists, enhanced by a curated non-profit programme, […]



Vienna Contemporary and New York Art Book Fair 2017

We are happy to present the current issue Camera Austria International 139, recent publications from the Edition Camera Austria, and a selection of works from our artist’s edition in Vienna and New York. At this year’s edition of Vienna Contemporary, more than 110 galleries and institutions from 27 countries will showcase the works of over […]


19.9.2017, 6 pm

Book presentation
Erwin Polanc: 8630 Mariazell

8630 Mariazell Fotohof edition, Salzburg, 2017. With a contribution by Ulrich Tragatschnig and a conversation between Erwin Polanc and Christian Hoffelner (germ. /eng.). 120 pages, 29,5 × 22,5 cm, numerous colour illustrations ISBN 978-3-902993-44-1 The focal point of my work is the (Austrian federal province) of Styria. I try and process or address many of […]


9.9.2017, 16:00–21:00

Camera Austria International at the Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie

In the framework of the Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie, on view from 9 September 2017 in Mannheim, Ludwigshafen, and Heidelberg, we present the latest issue of Camera Austria International 139 (out 13 September). Reinhard Braun will join a conversation with Sven Johne, Florian Ebner, and members of the Migrant Image Research Group. The Biennale, curated by Florian Ebner, Christin Müller, Fabian […]


Miss Read: 14.-16.7.2017 / Presentation: 15.7.2017

Miss Read 2017 with a presentation of Censored Realities: A Book Project by Alice Maude-Roxby and Stefanie Seibold

In Censored Realities, the complete texts accompanying photographer Berenice Abbott’s famous modernist documentary project Changing New York are published for the first time. Abbott’s partner, journalist and art critic Elizabeth McCausland, had completed a full set of captions that were to serve as critical-poetic commentaries alongside the images, but eventually they were edited out by […]



Les Rencontres de la photographie, Arles 2017

With the magazines Camera Austria International and EIKON – Internationale Zeitschrift für Photographie und Medienkunst, which provide important impulses for discourse on photography as a contemporary art practice, Austria’s cultural landscape boasts an internationally unique area of focus. This year, for the first time, we are happily anticipating a series of joint discussions and presentations […]


published on 25. June 2017

Hans Hansen: Atelier


published on 24. June 2017

Hans Hansen: Atelier

Hans Hansen is widely considered to be one of the most important creators of product and still-life photography. His pictorial language evolved through a quest for simplification and by toying with form and alienation, usually based on his experiments with light. By using reduction and liberating objects from their contexts of origin, Hansen has succeeded […]


Release on 20. 6. 2017

138 | 2017

In recent years, Camera Austria has worked with many artists whose works deal quite directly with archive-related issues. The artists Özlem Altin, Sven Augustijnen, Eric Baudelaire, Martin Beck, Peggy Buth, Peter Friedl, Maryam Jafri, Tatiana Lecomte, Uriel Orlow, Ines Schaber, and Ala Younis, among others, construct in their artwork a kind of archive—temporary, provisional—and compile […]



Un-Curating the Archive

In recent years, a series of artistic positions were present—both in the exhibitions of Camera Austria and in the magazine Camera Austria International—which deal with questions related to the archive. So on the one hand, the point is to imagine archives that do not exist but would be necessary, and on the other, to add […]



Efrat Shvili: The Jerusalem Experience (Centre de la Photographie Genève)

In her new work, “The Jerusalem Experience,” Efrat Shvili, in collaboration with Oren Myers, is looking at ways in which historic Jerusalem is being made into an “experience” with the help of advanced  technology, for the benefit of its visitors but no less so for the benefit of political, religious, and commercial forces. The viewers […]


22.6.2017, 6 pm

Exhibition Preview and Lecture on the Archive of Camera Austria

In previewing our upcoming exhibition “Un-Curating the Archive”, Christiane Kuhlmann (curator at Museum der Moderne Salzburg) will be giving an introductory lecture. She will discuss the general conditions prevailing in Austria at the time of Camera Austria’s founding, the genesis of the image, text, and network archive as it is currently being updated and presented, […]