Saturday, February 18, 2012

EXHIBITION Lausanne: Aesthetics of the Photomaton

Digital photography wiped out everything in its way. The funerals of silver films were expedited to avoid any resistance. The more the technology seemed outdated, the more its ghosts reappeared in nostalgic interrogations. Traditional methods have become trendy. Above and beyond market demands, certain values are being revealed and rediscovered. The banality of digital technology has led buyers elsewhere. And it is not surprising that the Elysée Museum of Lausanne organized this exhibition about the Photomaton five years after their exhibition “Tous Photographes”. It is part of the latest craze to attract people via their iPhone applications to seek out Photomaton machines both in Paris and New York, not to mention last year publication by La Martinière books.

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