PHOTOGRAPHY AND SCIENCE / PHOTOGRAPHIC COMMISSIONS
Organised by Christoph WIESNER
Sunday 11 November
AUDITORIUM - LEVEL 1
The final day of the conversation programme comprises two round table discussions focusing on the relationship between photography and science on one hand and photographic commissions on the other. Photography and science. Jan Dibbets poses the question, “How have photographs influenced perspectives and not objectives". Since its very origin, does the indissociable bond that photography maintains with the scientific approach and uses push us to alter our perception? Since the birth of photography, France has supported policies for large state commission projects. To the present day, photographic missions have primarily focused on conservation, dissemination and research, while the Anglo-Saxon liberal model has opened other avenues through the development of a private market. The arrival of new tools and the development of social networks, have given rise to new commission projects in the field. This round table discussion will seek out new perspectives and attempt to take stock of the current state of play. With the participation of Abivax and OOshot.