Microstock photo agency Fotolia are preparing a second exhibition at their stock photo dedicated art gallery in Berlin. Titled “Me, Myself and I – Stock Photographers’ self-portraits” – 40 world renowned photographers snapped themselves in a variety of poses, situations and moods, to demonstrate why the self-portrait has become so popular as a form of distinctive representation in art history – will open on April 14.
They say: “The viewing of such a large selection of self-portraits from the Fotolia stock was an amazing experience, and also a great challenge,” says Stefan Horn, curator of the exhibition. The inventiveness of the photographers seems to be almost boundless, and one can imagine the great fun had while staging the self-dramatization. And this is precisely what the exhibition succeeds in communicating to the viewers.”
As a special highlight, visitors to the exhibition will be given the opportunity to emulate the professional photographer: Thanks to an installation by the artist and programmer Joachim Glasstetter, they can produce their own self-portraits and have the results sent via email.
“Me, Myself and I – Stock Photographers’ self-portraits”
Grand Opening: April 13 2012, 6pm
Location: fotoliaLab – Lychener Straße 74, 10437 Berlin
Exhibition runs: April 14 to July 13 2012
Opening times: Monday to Friday 10am-6pm and by appointment