16.05.2019 THE ESSENTIAL FENTON’ A THREE-DAYS EXHIBITION BY ROBERT HERSHKOWITZ

Off the beaten path of equilibrated and scientific presentation, Robert Hershkowicz offers us an open discussion, with hypothesis, and open questions. Someone will ask why there is no chimical description, no date, why those photos are attributed to Roger Fenton, RH alternatively asks us if we see the triangles in the landscape, the human heads aligned with floating stones, the ying and the yang on the horizont.

This fresh exhibition remind us the richness of the archive left over by the history of photography, the multiplication of paths that branch off in the way of interpreting and presenting that history, and the deadly boredom of politically and scientifically correct presentation.

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09.05.2019 A forgotten Viennese photographer, a unique blind stamp as only evidence

Born 23 Jan 1833, photographer Carl Matzner establishes in 1858 the first glass studio in Vienna, Gumpendorf, Hauptstraße 193. He became a member of the Photographische Gesellschaft in 1861.

He works alone only during 4 years before his association with Paul Raentz in 1862, subsequently builds further studios in Mariahilf and in the II district, moves to Wiener Neustadt, then to Graz, where he still owns a studio in 1913.

 

Carl Matzner’s blind stamp found in lower margin of the mount of n°3

Access to pdf catalogue Matzner-Wien