Lecture: Leif Wigh on photography

A look at the past. About older photographic technology and its users, 1839–1980

In his lecture, Leif Wigh talks about the technological and stylistic developments of photographic history’s different periods using examples from the exhibition with Miroslav Tichý and Julia Margaret Cameron at Magasin 3. During the second half of the 19th century, Julia Margaret Cameron developed a very personal artistic approach using the technology of her time. At first glance, one could think that the Czech artist Miroslav Tichý was inspired by her approach. His self-constructed cameras are particularly exciting. There was also a trend among image-makers of the 1970’s of using old-fashioned cameras in order to achieve certain effects and moods in their images.

Leif Wigh was previously curator of photography at Moderna Museet

Participant: Leif Wigh
Language: Swedish
Date: February 14, 2008
Duration: 80 mins
Location: Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall
Exhibition: Miroslav Tichý & Julia Margaret Cameron