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Image Profile
 - Aspects of the Documentary in MMK’s Photography Collection

Image Profile
Aspects of the Documentary in MMK’s Photography Collection

Museum für Moderne Kunst - MMK 2, Frankfurt am Main
March 23 - July 15, 2018

Whether on a smartphone, in the newspaper or on a computer – every day we experience our world
through a flood of photographs. The exhibition “Image Profile: Aspects of the Documentary in
MMK‘s Photography Collection” shows how artists represented in the collection of the MMK
Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main have explored and reflected on media images. The
presentation covers a broad spectrum of contemporary modes of expression ranging from
sociopolitical photojournalism to aspects of subjective, conceptual or staged photography.

Given its technical implications, pictorial capabilities and documentary character, photography
has always been one of the most significant mediums in modern times. Since the MMK opened in
1991, it has accorded photography the same status in its collection as painting, sculpture, film or
video installations. The museum’s photographic holdings meanwhile encompass over 2,500 works
of international contemporary photography by more than ninety artists.

“Image Profile” encompasses such diverse photographic techniques as vintage prints on baryta
paper, monumental cibachromes, inkjet prints and offset prints on paper. The works reflect on
political topics and present-day crises that have been disseminated in the media through images
and question the supposedly authentic character of press photographs. In the process, many of
them address themselves to how the media shapes our powers of visual perception.

Source: Press Release