09. Sep 2022
11. Dec 2022

Image Capital

Estelle Blaschke & Armin Linke

Photographs are edited, swapped, stored and sold; sometimes it is even the case that they are discarded and forgott en about. All these activities shape our approach to the photos we deal with. Whereas the history of digital pictorial practices is still in its infancy, nowadays we are struck by the constant amassments of photographs in search engines, the social media and the memories of our smartphones. IMAGE CAPITAL, an interdisciplinary research project by photography historian Estelle Blaschke and artist Armin Linke, shows historical and contemporary photographs, documents, found footage and virtual animations from the world of science, with recourse to various photography-related infrastructures. How are different photo archives’ value systems created and how are the ever-growing quantities of pictorial material in digital and analogue concepts managed and used?

After its premiere at the Museum Folkwang, IMAGE CAPITAL will be presented in different versions at Fondazione MAST/Bologna, the Centre Pompidou/Paris, and the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation/Frankfurt/Eschborn. intercom Verlag is publishing a digital open access publication that can be accessed at image-capital.com.

With friendly support of

Logo Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation
Italienisches Kulturinstitut
Armin Linke HLRS University of Stuttgart – High Performance Computing Center, Stuttgart, Germany, 2019

Armin Linke
HLRS University of Stuttgart – High Performance Computing Center, Stuttgart, Germany, 2019