New Issue FOTOGESCHICHTE

The spring issue of „Fotogeschichte“ has just been published. It was edited by Burcu Dogramaci and Helene Roth.

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The cover of the new issue FOTOGESCHICHTE

The issue, „Nomadic Camera. Photography, Migration and Exile“, deals with a very actual and contemporary topic. Photography is the diasporic medium par excellence. Inevitably, it crosses local, regional, national and global borders in (e)migration and thus becomes a transnational medium itself. METROMOD cities such as London and New York can also be found in individual articles in the magazine.

Hıdır Emir: „Mein schönes Leben in Wien“, Wien 1965 © Mehmet Emir.

This photo can be seen in black and white on the cover and as a coloured version inside the new issue. It was taken in 1965 in Vienna by the photographer Hıdır Emir (born 1934). He had come to Vienna from Turkey as a „guest worker“ in the early 1960s. In his photographs, which he sent to Turkey, he captured a happy life abroad. In the conversation that Burcu Dogramaci had with Mehmet Emir, the photographer’s son, the ambivalence of these pictures becomes clear. The informative conversation „From Vienna with love: Burcu Dogramaci and Mehmet Emir talking about the photographer Hıdır Emir“ is just one of many excellent contributions to FOTOGESCHICHTE, issue 151, 2019. For more information click here: http://www.fotogeschichte.info/aktuelles-heft/ 

Have a look and happy reading!