Magazin L.Fritz No. 7

Crisis in Photography

© Rafał Milach / Archiwum Protestow Publicznych

© Cover: Rafał Milach / Archiwum Protestow Publicznych

Publication date 21st May 2020

The 7th issue of "L. Fritz" is published under the title "Crisis in Photography" and reflects the role of photography in the worldwide crises and conflicts, also the paradoxical situation in which the medium finds itself: Never before so many photos have been produced as today, while at the same time the individual image has lost a massive value. In addition to interviews with crisis researcher Wilhelm Heitmeyer and the head of the picture editing class at the Ostkreuzschule, Nadja Masri, we present the Corona documentary by Ingmar Björn Nolting, the climate change project "Everything is Connected," the "Archive of Public Protests" about protest movements in Poland, and the extraordinary Instagram channel "Insta Repeat." Dutchman Rob Hornstra explains how he made his long-term documentaries independent of magazine fees and galleries, we take a look at the sales figures of the photo industry, introduce photo books, ask about the freedom of art in pandemic times, and have given three double-pages to the picture editing class at the Ostkreuzschule.

Release L. Fritz No. 7:
Zoom-Talk with Jörg Colberg and Damian Zimmermann on 23rd May (in german language)

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L.Fritz #6: Issue 6 of the Photoszene magazine "L. Fritz" will be published on the occasion of the Photoszene-Festival in mid-May 2020 and is dedicated to the topic "Photography & Outer Space". Alongside visually stunning artist portfolios by Joan Fontcuberta, Robert Pufleb, Holly Schmidt, Sharon Harper and Vincent Fournier, among others, proven experts, journalists and art critics will once again use essays, articles and essays to highlight and question the significance of photography for space exploration, but also our image of the universe in society and culture.

Die fünfte Ausgabe von L. Fritz beschäftigt sich mit dem Projekt "Artist Meets Archive": Die sechs Künstler Erik Kessels, Ola Kolehmainen, Ronit Porat, Fiona Tan, Roselyne Titaud und Antje Van Wichelen haben sich intensiv mit den Archiven und Sammlungen des Museums für Angewandte Kunst Köln, dem Rheinischen Bildarchiv, dem Kölnischen Stadtmuseum, dem Museum Ludwig, der Photographischen Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur sowie im Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum beschäftigt und aus diesem Fundus eigenständige künstlerische Positionen entwickelt. Diese Ergebnisse waren während des Photoszene-Festivals 2019 vom 3. bis 12. Mai in den Häusern ausgestellt.
L.Fritz #5: The fifth issue of L. Fritz deals with the project "Artist Meets Archive": The six artists Erik Kessels, Ola Kolehmainen, Ronit Porat, Fiona Tan, Roselyne Titaud and Antje Van Wichelen have intensively studied the archives and collections of the Museum of Applied Arts Cologne, the Rheinisches Bildarchiv, the Kölnisches Stadtmuseum, the Museum Ludwig, the Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur as well as the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum and have developed independent artistic positions from this fund. These results were exhibited in the houses during the Photoszene Festival 2019 from 3 to 12 May.

LFritz #4
L. Fritz #4: The fourth issue of the Photoszene magazine "L. Fritz" is about nothing less than the future of photography. With contributions from Florian Ebner, Klaus Honnef, Hester Keijser, Wolfgang Lorentz, Hendrik Neubauer, Rosa Roth, Esther Ruelfs, Christian Schön, Urs Stahel, Markus Weckesser and Damian Zimmermann. 

L.Fritz #3: "Innere Sicherheit / The State I Am In" With an essay by Marvin Heiferman, an interview with Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber and works by Christoph Bangert, Theodor Barth, Philipp Böll, Günter Karl Bose, Beate Geissler & Oliver Sann, Stephen Gill, Allan Gretzki, John Heartfield, Jochem Hendricks, Daniel Josefsohn, Matthias Jung, Jason Lazarus, Frederic Lezmi, Timo Klein, Felix Kleymann, Simon Menner, Nils Petter Löfstedt, Max Regeberg, Ryudai Takano, Marc Thümmler/Harald Hauswald, Jan Dirk van der Burg, Luisa Whitton and Xu Yong ...

L.Fritz #2: This monothematic issue is all about archives, collections and found-footage, and it introduces artists who no longer produce their own photographs, but who have made it their task to view, evaluate, contextualize and edit the already existing visual material - true to Joachim Schmid's motto "No new photographs until the old ones are used up". 

L.Fritz #1: L. Fritz is the bilingual magazine of the Photoszene. He is an echo sounder and ambassador, serious and exciting, entertaining and challenging. L. Fritz addresses curators, gallery owners and publishers, students and collectors, photographers and designers, professionals and amateurs alike. That is why L. Fritz is more than just a medium - he is a living part of the photography scene, he is a friend and expert whom you trust, whom you can ask for advice and whom you like to have at your side.