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The Photobook Show

Moonlighting I: When Painters and Writers Take Pictures

episode 5

Mon, Dec 5, 2022 at 1pm (ET)
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What are painters looking for when they use photography in their practice? When writers pick up a camera, what do they see? Let’s take a look together at what this view from outside of photography reveals about photography itself and what we can learn from different crafts for our practice.

We’ll be looking at a wide range of books from Cy Twombly, Anselm Kiefer, and others. Join us in this episode of The Photobook Show for an hour of crossovers between painting, writing, and photography!

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Stefan Frank

Stefan Frank is a photographer and writer, working from Heidelberg, Germany. Way before he came to photography, he studied mathematics and philosophy at Ruhr Universität Bochum and worked as an IT specialist. He studied at Atelier Smedsby with JH Engström and Margot Wallard in Paris in 2017, before he eventually began studying photography at Ostkreuzschule, Berlin, with Peter Bialobrzeski. He graduated in 2023 with the work Irgendwo (“Anywhere”), a project dealing with politically motivated crime and the terror-spree of the far right in Germany. He has been teaching with StrudelmediaLive since 2020, giving courses on surrealism, poetics of space, gestalt theory for photographers, and more. His work has been exhibited in Heidelberg, Frankfurt, and Berlin.

Stefan teaches the poetics of space, nighttime photography, and much more — including presenting The Photobook Show — for StrudelmediaLive.