Phototriennale in Hamburg

It’s opening today, in Hamburg, the 5th edition of the Triennal of Photography. This year’s topic is « Crossing boundaries. Photo – Film -Photo ».

In the program, exhibitions and many events. I am particularly interested in two lectures: the one by Thorsten Scheid, that will explain « the promise of reality » that photos are supposed to bring to movies, and the one by Karin Maak. She will talk about « Women and film ». She links the word « photo » and « reality », too, as the subtitle of her talk is: « Photography as a passage to reality« .

So, is photo more real than any other medium? Or it just « promises » to be? But what I ask myself is: are we really still wondering about it?

Is anyone going there? What about sharing your experience with us?