Perhaps true, total photography, he thought, is a pile of fragments of private images, against the creased background of massacres and coronations
In the presentation, I will pursue to present a personal ´true photography´ as mentioned in Calvino´s short story Adventure of a Photographer. In talking about photography, I start with its contemporary condition- its ubiquity and observe how it implies the ubiquity of discussions, books, talks and monologues on the medium itself. In the seminar, I will combine my photographic work with photographs from my phone; saved and modified images with photographs displayed on the street; texts made out of quotes or video cuts from various seminars and my own short text pieces- all in an attempt to reorganize this ubiquity and get closer to knowing what is my honest position towards this medium.
Samra Šabanović (b. 1992, Bosnia and Herzegovina) is a visual artist who graduated from Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia and is currently studying MA Visual Culture, Curating and Contemporary Art at Aalto University, Finland.
In her practice she addresses issues on the photographic and its various existences in everyday life, public spaces, politics of exhibiting and its relation to theory. In the process that oscillates between the subjective and theoretical- video, photography and text become her tool.
Currently she is working on her solo exhibition in Helsinki and co-curating a research-based public interventions on photographic images under the title “I was there, but you didn’t see me”.