CURRENT: 23.9.–18.11.2018

Ines Schaber
Notes on Archives

Since 2004 Ines Schaber has been pursuing in her work the idea of a “working archive.” In a series of case studies, texts, and artistic projects, she explores aspects of the archive, relating, however, not to the collecting and classifying of things, but rather to opportunities to probe, from the constellation of the respective archive, […]


published on 19.9.2018

143 | 2018

Ever since the first symposion on photography in 1979, the publication of which served as a departure point for the magazine Camera Austria International, Camera Austria’s work has been characterized by an intensive investigation into the relationship between text and image, theory and visual practice. Beginning with the fourth issue, the magazine regularly published the […]


Save the Date: 5.10. + 6.10.2018

Symposion on Photography XXI: The Violence of Images

The state of crisis in which countless societies have long been immersed, at varying intensities and for different reasons, has given rise to a wealth of images of violence, which also implies the question of the violence of images themselves. “Doing without ugly images is not possible,” stated Austria’s Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz in January […]


10.9. – 16.9.2018

ORGAN VIDA Photography Festival, Zagreb 2018

ORGAN VIDA is an annual international photography festival that takes place every September in Zagreb, Croatia.  This year’s 10th jubilee edition and program will be dedicated to women’s perspectives and it will take place during the Festival Opening Week from September 10–16, 2018. The festival gathers international young  and established contemporary photographers with the common pursuit […]


published on 13.6.2018

142 | 2018

Pictures of people and situations believed to be typical of everyday life are what the artists featured in this issue of Camera Austria International have made the focus of their photographic work. They all share an interest in what Henri Lefebvre described, in his Critique of Everyday Life, as “lived experience”—in the conviction that this […]



Heidi Specker

The interest of Berlin based artist Heidi Specker follows architecture, which she extends towards interior and (so far) to portrait by content. Starting with her observant attentiveness and her precision in seeing, coupled with the montaging, grouping, and sequencing of the images created, since the 1990s Heidi Specker has been generating visual narratives that at […]


published on 13. July 2018

Heidi Specker: Fotografie

Detail shots of façades, the head-scarf of a girlfriend traveling, a silver bowl in Giorgio de Chirico’s apartment in Rome—several images and a text in this book stake out the terrain in which the photographic strategies of Heidi Specker are brought into play. Photog-raphy gives her an opportunity to dissolve the hierarchies between gesture, matter, […]


14.7.2018, 11am

Brunch and artist’s talk
with Heidi Specker

We cordially invite to the brunch and artist’s talk in the frame of our exhibition “Heidi Specker: Photography.” The artist will speak about her work with the curator and publisher Reinhard Braun. It will be possible to purchase her book published on the occasion of the exhibition and to have it signed!


4.7. – 7.7.2018

Les Rencontres de la photographie, Arles 2018

We will be guests at the “Fotohaus” of the ParisBerlin>fotogroup. Karina Nimmerfall will be introducing her publication Indirect Interviews with Women in conversation with Christina Töpfer, situating this project in the broader context of her work. For the presentation of Camera Austria International No. 142, an artist from this issue, Sophie Thun, will be developing from her series “Layers” a site-specific work at the Fotohaus.



Karina Nimmerfall
Indirect Interviews with Women

In the last two years and a half, Karina Nimmerfall has been working on an extensive project that she researched, in the scope of her studio scholarship in autumn 2015, both on site in London and in the Mass Observation Archive at the University of Sussex. The series is based on historical records from the […]


27. – 28.6.2018


Camera Austria at Portfolio Reviewing Days and the the festival’s bookshop Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 10 am – 3 pm, Het Loodswezen Thursday, June 28, 2018, 10 am – 3 pm, Het Loodswezen AntwerpPhoto is an international photography biennial that showcases the latest in photography. With an elaborate festival week and high-profile exhibitions it inspires […]


published on 16. May 2018

Karina Nimmerfall: Indirect Interviews with Women

For her project “Indirect Interviews with Women,” Karina Nimmerfall researched material from the Mass Observation Archive at the University of Sussex and selected interviews conducted in 1941—during the period of the London bombings—with women about their respective living situation, their wishes and hopes for the time after the war. She juxtaposes these—edited—interviews with present-day photographs […]


11. – 17.6.2018

LISTE – Art Fair Basel 2018

The 23rd edition of LISTE – Art Fair Basel will take place from June 11 through 17, 2018. LISTE will once again be the meeting place for important collectors, eminent museum people, art lovers and artists. An exciting selection of contemporary, mostly emerging art will be presented, promising many new discoveries. It is important to […]


22.5.2018, 6 pm

Artist’s talk: Adrià Julià
“Hot Iron” and “Hot Iron Marginalia”

Adrià Julià will present “Hot Iron” and “Hot Iron Marginalia”, the titles of his two exhibitions using as a springboard a family photographic archive that catalogued 556 Romanesque churches, most of them in Catalonia, and south of France, between the 1950s and the 1990s. The titles comes from the saying “to strike while the iron […]


published on 14.3.2018

141 | 2018

Throughout all of last year, we’ve devoted much thought to the archive as a compendium of documents, a space for analyzing history, an institution, and a form of cultural memory—in its aesthetics as well as its politics, as a material practice and as an idea. We’ve done this with an intensity that quite possibly still […]


published on 23. April 2018

Martin Behr, Martin Osterider: Triester 13

Since 2003 the artists Martin Behr and Martin Osterider, both born 1964 in Graz, have been embarking on photographic forays into the Triester settlement in the Graz district of Gries, where they both grew up—independently of one another and on a regular basis. They always take the same two paths on family walks: the “long” […]


2.5. - 6.5.2018

Frieze New York 2018

Camera Austria International 141 at Frieze New York: Taking place on Randall’s Island Park May 2 – 6, the seventh edition of Frieze New York brings together more than 190 leading galleries from 30 countries, showcasing ambitious presentations and new commissions by significant international artists from emerging talents to seminal and rediscovered 20th century masters. […]