The Last Image
Photography and Death / Fotografie und Tod
Felix Hoffmann/Friedrich Tietjen

320 pages
150 black-white and 170 colour illustrations
thread-sewn hardcover.

Leipzig December, 2018
ISBN: 9783959052764
Edition Number: 1

Width: 23.2 cm
Length: 30 cm

Language(s): English, German

Felix Hoffmann, Friedrich Tietjen

Naroska, Berlin

Aleida Assmann, Jan Assmann, Hartmut Böhme, Kelley A. Christian, Felix Hoffmann, Georges Didi-Huberman, Florian Ebner, Ole Frahm, Peter Geimer, Margaret Gibson, Linda Hentschel, Thomas Macho, Christoph Ribbat, Katharina Sykora, Friedrich Tietjen

Living and dying, loving and letting go—images, films, and books about death tap into our deepest fears about the finiteness of existence. Photography is not the first medium to have been used to “avert” death, yet since its invention, no other medium has grappled with the subject in quite the same way, harnessing visual strategies and technologies. Much of this has to do with photography’s unique characteristics: photographs are seen as cutting across both space and time to capture a moment and are also considered to be direct records of reality. The catalogue which accompanies the exhibition presents a survey, unprecedented in its scale and diversity, of over 320 photographic works on death, from the dawn of photography to the present day. The Last Image: Photography and Death, curated by Felix Hoffmann at C/O Berlin, from 8 December 2018 to 3 March 2019.

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