Winterwerkschau 2022: Projects

portrait in transition

Project information

submitted by
Birgit Wudtke

Zita Felizitas Frohloff, Dasa Marie Geiger, Luisa Hörning, Fee Sophie Irene Kleihues, Elias Christian Knochenhauer, Rosemarie Kriewitz, Luisa Johanna Mielenz, Jonathan Muecke, Tarek Rishmawi, Fabian Toralf Schmidt, Daniel Schneegaß, Anne Leah Thobe, Tim Ullrich, Natalia Paz Chavez Hoffmeister, Garo Seferian

Prof. Dr. Birgit Wudtke, Fotografie Konzeption //Jonas Tegtmeyer, Fotografie Technik //Dr. Felix Koltermann, Gast zum Thema Fotozeitung

Art and Design

Degree programme:
Visual Communication (Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)),
Visual Communication (Master of Arts (M.A.))

Type of project presentation

Project description

With reference to analog photography, the genre term "portrait" refers primarily to the photographic image of a living counterpart in close physical proximity. With the help of the mirror reflection of the apparatus, the portrait is designed, captured, recorded as a result of the subjective perception of the photographer in relation to his counterpart. While the early self-portrait (painting, analog photography) served to discover the self and the person as an individuality, today the selfie is used as a communicative practice that generates the sum of likes, especially on virtual portals such as Facebook, exposing the self to direct evaluation on the part of the virtual community. Digital image communication combines the personal portrait with text, hyperlinks, geodata and online profiles.
With the new possibilities of face recognition, it is already possible to pay with one's face at the cash register in China. With the advance of digitalization, the photographic portrait has undergone a media transformation, as has the way we communicate with each other, or rather, the way we use image communication for various purposes.

The project module "Portrait in Transition" was about working on our own conception and realization of image ideas in discourse. In the end, we wanted to create a photo newspaper together.

//The photo newspaper can be viewed in the BAUHAUS ATELIER
//Additional video in LIVESTREAM


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