Transient Photographs: How Time Reshapes the Photographic Archive


  • Public event without registration
  • Datum: 23.03.2023
  • Uhrzeit: 18:30 - 20:00
  • Vortragender: Steffen Siegel
  • Ort: Villino Stroganoff, Via Gregoriana 22, RM 00187 Rome. In person and online
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Transient Photographs: How Time Reshapes the Photographic Archive
Since the early 19th century, photography has offered a method to fix the fleeting image. Since then, however, we have become aware of the transient character of all photographic materials.

In his talk, Steffen Siegel will discuss the impact of time on the photographic archive, its varied effects regarding visual information, and the challenges it offers for researchers who wish to engage with the various histories of photography.

Steffen Siegel has been a professor of the theory and history of photography at Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen (Germany) since 2015. At Folkwang, he is the director of the master's program "Photography Studies and Research" and the doctoral program for the history of photography. In 2021, he co-edited, together with Maria Antonella Pelizzari, "Circulating Photographs", a special issue of the journal "History of Photography". It results from a study course held at the Bibliotheca Hertziana in 2019.


Scientific Organization: Tatjana Bartsch, Johannes Röll

Image: Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre, Vue du Boulevard du Temple, daguerreotype, ca. 1838 (reproduction from the plate before the 1960s). Bayerisches Nationalmuseum München

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