Artdoc Photography Magazine - Issue 2/2020
Artdoc Photography Magazine
In this issue
In this issue, we bring you a mix of nature photography and philosophical writing. Trees are silent protagonists in the work of Wendi Schneider. In an intuitive way, the American photographer creates visual poetry with images of branches and trees. In a similar but different way, Iranian photographer Ali Shokri depicts the serene beauty of trees as mirrors of humanity. And Christine Simpson surprises us with a composite of diverse natural elements above and under the water, showing the lush and vulnerable world of plants, birds and fishes.
Who does not know the epic project Genesis of Sebastião Salgado, in which he photographed untouched nature around the globe? We show you some photos of his book and exhibition Genesis that attracted more visitors than the historical Family of Man. You might say that all these photographers show the real world in a transparent way, but in fact, most of the photographs have a metaphorical meaning. Does a photograph show reality? Or does it reveal the emotions the photographer intends to show? In an in-depth article, we bring you the theory of the photograph as a metaphor—a good read when you want to deploy your own photography in a metaphorical way.
Artdoc is an international online magazine dedicated to the world of photography. We aim at connecting the community of photography, including photographers, publishers, museums, galleries, collectors, art students, and every interested person in the world of lens-based arts. We believe that photography is the most relevant global plastic form of art. Photography is a tool to communicate about the world that surrounds us and our feelings about it. Photography is the visual storytelling medium of our time, and it's deeply pervaded in the veins of our society and culture. The art of photography is not limited to the aesthetics of the images themselves but encompasses the story behind them. The name Artdoc refers to our vision of photography. The former distinction between art photography and documentary photography is not relevant anymore. In recent years, the two fields have merged, and contemporary photography is a blend of mirrors and windows.