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"an era is ending at blow. this is our final issue. in future we will be pursuing new ways to express our insights and love for photography. for one, we hope to open blow’s editing studio up to work with festivals, galleries and artists. this special issue with triennial of photography hamburg is our first such collaboration. the theme, appropriate to blows new direction, is breaking point."
Consumerism, capitalism, imperialism and nationalism. These doctrines have shaped the world as we know it. Societies, economies and states are all driven by greed, ignorance and indifference. 200 years since the industrial revolution and these creeds are still defining the status quo. Something has gone terribly wrong. Human abuse, genocides, extinction of species, devastation of nature, diseases and pollution are front-page news. How far can we go and who, in the end, will pay the cost for our splendid industrialisation? Triennial of Photography Hamburg 2018 is focused on the undeniable necessity to change. The program will reflect on political, economical and environmental factors required for global transformation; an invitation to inspire and react in these turbulent times. Art and particularly photography are powerful agents and democratic mediums. Providing a source of exploration, and an expression of the complexity of human nature.
Featuring work of Lucas Foglia, Marten Lange, Philippe Braquenier, Serrah Russell, Mathieu Bernard-Reymond, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Vincent Gouriou, Nicola Muirhead, Martin Errichiello & Filippo Menichetti, Nick Hannes, Valentina Abenavoli, Paweł Starzec, Sonja Hamad, Peter Bialobrzeski, Cassandra Klos, Alberto Giuliani, and Jan Cieslikiewicz
Published by Blow Photo
Limited edition of 1000
380 × 290 mm