This blog aims to be a continually developing, growing and decidedly interactive Internet discourse on the medium of photography that features a multitude of participants; it is conceived as an online debate on forms of photographic production, techniques, applications, distribution strategies, contexts, theoretical foundations, ontology and perspectives on the medium. It explores photography’s role as a seminal visual medium of our time—as art, as a communication and information tool in the context of social media or photojournalism, and as a form of scientific or legal evidence. This discourse will be conducted by theorists, critics, educators, enthusiasts, users and also photographers. Still Searching is moderated by the Fotomuseum Winterthur and located on its website.
Still Searching is aimed at anyone interested in photography and visual theory. This includes, but is not limited to, academics and professionals. There will be six bloggers per year. Each slot will last six weeks, during which the “blogger in residence” will write five to six statements on a specific theory or aspect of photography—or on anything else he or she is presently working on or thinking about. In order to guarantee a lively and highly interactive discourse on our blog, we will also feature two co-bloggers who will be responsible for generating and promoting online discussion, if necessary.
The blog was launched on January 15, 2012.
Still Searching’s current comments policy stands as follows:
Non-anonymous panelists only. To add comments to the posts on this blog, you need to register with your name and email-address; the latter will not be published, though!
No shameless self-promotion. Can participants mention their own article, site or artistic project? Sure, if it’s germane to the topic at hand. But this site should not be treated as a promotional platform.
Stay focused. As a rule, we request brief comments that speak to the point of a given discussion thread. But if it takes a couple of paragraphs to make a point, that’s fine.
Stay civil. Violations of netiquette will not be tolerated. We reserve the right to remove any comment without notice. Likewise we reserve the right to withdraw commenter status altogether. But only in case of grave violations. Of course, we’re not eager to exercise either of these rights.
Disclaimer. Notwithstanding the above, each writer is fully responsible for the content of his or her own posts and comments. The opinions expressed are their own; Still Searching and Fotomuseum Winterthur as an entity, and its founders as individuals, accept no responsibility for these posts, nor do they assume any liability for such entries.
Contact. janser (at) fotomuseum.ch