pinhole photography schönbrunn

Photo: Sonja Bachmayer


PINHOLE – Pictures through a hole PhotoQuatier presents photographs from a pinhole camera

The photography exhibition “PINHOLE – Pictures through a hole” displays works from students, graduates and faculty of the Photography School Vienna and addresses the portrayal of pinhole photography as an artistic form of expression. Inspired by the origins of image reproduction, the participating photographers focused on this centuries-old technique and photographed selected subjects from around Vienna. In doing so, the photographers took advantage of the unique qualities of the pinhole camera: through the evenly dispersed image focus, or rather lack of focus, combined with the resulting graphically 2-dimesional effect, the spatial perception of the photographed subject fades into the background. In this way many pinhole photographs function as drawings, which in turn returns photography to its original definition: “photo graphein”, which is ancient Greek for “drawing with light”. As early as the 17th Century the ‘camera obscura’ was used as a drawing aid by artists. Nowadays this technique, in the form of a ‘pinhole camera’, experiences a revival and is used by many photographers as a means of artistic expression. A small hole, the size of a pin, is sufficient to produce a visual image. The simplest form of a pinhole camera, a shoebox with a hole, is often used in drawing classes as an introduction into the world of photography. However, it has only been insiders who have known that it is also possible to create wonderful pinhole photographs with a digital SLR camera. Thus the photographic exhibition “Pinhole – Pictures through a hole” is dedicated to the world of digital pinhole photography.

pinhole photography fiaker

Photo: Bärbel Tomasi

Exhibiting Photographers:

Sonja Bachmayer, Tina Blaukovics, Bernd Bogensberger, Angela Breda, Inge Falkner, Iris Falkner, Pepa Georgieva, Katharina Harlander, Nikki Harris, Markus Hippmann, Claudia Österbauer, Stephanie Prochnow, Ida Räther, Martina Schildendorfer, Bärbel Tomasi, Peter Urban, Christian Werner, Dirk Zabel, Paola Zofrea Battipede

Photography exhibition for the occasion of the Worldwide Pinhole Photography Days

pinhole photography shadows

Photo: Nikki Harris

Photography exhibition in PhotoQuarter Vienna
Schlössl Kino, Margaretenstraße 127, 1050 Vienna

Opening: Sunday, April 29, 2012, from 7pm

Opening Hours: April 30-May 10, 2012 (except Mai 1st, 2012)
Monday to Thuryday: 4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Admission is free

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