Archive for February, 2007

Video from the JPG Mag / We Make Money Not Art / roundtable / debate

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The discussion / debate from February 10th, 2006

From left to right :

Radu Stern, Head of Educational Programs, Musée de l’Elysée

Derek Powazek, JPG magazine, San Francisco;

Régine Debatty,, Berlin/Torino;

Sascha Pohflepp, artist and contributor to, Berlin;

Matthias Bruggmann, photographer, member of the exhibition’s curatorial team;

The first 20 seconds are in French, and then everything switches to English.


Eva Leitolf

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Eva Leitolf - After War

Equestrian Monument, Windhoek

Eva Leitolf’s Rostock Ritz is a fantastic book, titled after a hunting range in Namibia, a former German colony. It’s one of the most intelligent examinations of post-colonialism and the theatralization of history i’ve come across.

In her own words : One hundred years after the genocide of the Herero and Nama by German colonial forces in the former colony of German South-West Africa (1885-1915), Rostock Ritz takes a look at the culture of remembrance of the Herero and the self-image of Namibians of German origin in their everyday lives.

The 23 photographs cast a wry light on ideas of homeland and identity, and open up insights into a society permeated by insecurity and prejudice.”

I hope we can get this in the Tillburg show, or maybe add it to the current one.

You can visit her site here, there is work on racist crimes in Germany, as well as mid-90’s Beirut, where the first image is from (the second one is from Rostock Ritz).

Daniel Girardin sur

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

C’est pour les francophones, et c’est par .

Bill Ewing on WRG

Monday, February 19, 2007

Here’s an interview of Bill Ewing, the director of the museum, by Pete Forster of Switzerland’s Geneva-based english speaking WRG.

Un peu de radio

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Par Florence Grivel, pour Dare-Dare à la Radio Suisse Romande.

C’est par ici.

A video…

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Here’s a video of the opening and the launch of the Flux installation (the one where you can submit your images).

Voici une video du vernissage, et du lancement du Flux (l’installation à laquelle vous pouvez envoyer vos images).

Une galerie d’images

Monday, February 12, 2007

Le journal Suisse Le Temps a mis une galerie d’images qui sont dans l’exposition en ligne. Vous pouvez la visiter ici. Elle présente des travaux des lecteurs / participants de JPG magazine, ainsi que de Martin Parr et de l’agence de presse Keystone.

A gallery of images

Monday, February 12, 2007

Swiss newspaper Le Temps has gallery of pictures that are in the show. You can look at it here. It features work from the fine readers / contributors of JPG magazine, as well as from Martin Parr and the Keystone press agency.

The unofficial Flickr group

Monday, February 12, 2007

One of our participants has set up an unofficial flickr group. It is meant for those of you who are participating in the Flux project and would like to share the images you uploaded that way as well.

We love the idea of you appropriating the show, so please feel free to do so in any way possible.

Discussion avec Ayperi Ecer

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Nous venons de mettre en ligne une discussion entre des visiteurs de l’exposition et Ayperi Ecer, de l’agence Reuters.

Vous pouvez l’écouter ici.

William Ewing parle de l’exposition

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

William Ewing talks about the show

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Tuesday, 6 February, 2007…

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

The show is becoming more exciting with each day. We sense an
enormous interest on the part of the press, even a kind of hunger.
People know its a burning issue, the digirevolution, and crave for
some kind of understanding of it. Setting it up, the Hewlett Packard
technicians have been fantasticy helpful. I don’t know how we could
have done it without them, or the equipment they’ve so generously let
us have. As Adrien and Matthias said on the radio tonight, the show
isn’t about technology, but technology is an important given in the
situation, and we had to focus on it to a basic extent as well as
with the images.

It’s not a show, its an experiment. It’s a thrill to be riding a
wave and seeing where it takes us. The museum won’t be quite the same
after this, and it’s for the better. Museums have to shed their old
skins or they will become irrelevant. It’s surprising to think no one
else has attempted what we are attempting. Tell us if we are wrong,
and someone has!

Last day of preparation tomorrow, with still much detail work to
do, and then the hordes will arrive!

–William A. Ewing

The asteroid that wasn’t there…

Monday, February 5, 2007

This is a series of 16 photographs of a region of the sky, taken by an amateur astronomer, on which an asteroid which should be on a collision course with the earth does not appear, proving that there is no asteroid on a collision course with the earth. On the theoretical level, proof by absence isn’t really common in photography – you’d traditionally use photography to prove that something WAS there, not that something WASN’T there.

A complete story of the incident, which almost prompted a phone call to the White House, is available here.

(images (c) Brian D. Warner / Palmer Divide Observatory)

2004 AS1

final push

Sunday, February 4, 2007

We got a load of gear from HP today, and two technicians to set it all up.


And we’ve almost figured out where to put everything.


JPG magazine

Saturday, February 3, 2007

JPG magazine

JPG is ‘the magazine of brave new photography’ – a printed magazine available in stores, and an online community. Unlike traditional magazines, JPG is created by its readers: anyone can contribute their photographs and vote on their favorites. The best are printed in the next issue.

We’ll be showing a bunch of work from JPG magazine: there will be 20 prints of the ‘most favorited’ images, i.e. the JPG community’s most appreciated images.

We strongly suggest you read the ‘letter from the editors‘ (euphemism for ‘manifesto’).

Co-creator and editor Derek Powazek will be there for the opening and will participate in the round-table with sascha and régine.

Sascha Pohflepp: Buttons

Saturday, February 3, 2007


Berlin based artist Sascha Pohflepp has an interesting project called ‘Buttons‘. We call it ‘the camera that takes other people’s pictures’.

Be sure to check out the video.

Blinks & Buttons:
Sascha Pohflepp:, and his blog.

Sascha will also be participating in the round-table on Saturday the 10th of February, with his co-we-make-money-not-art‘er Régine Debatty, and Derek Powazek from JPG magazine