[Image Matters]
at Lumix Festival

The exhibition New Perspectives on Documentary Practices, curated by Iris Sikking, will reflect on the changing role of journalistic photography in today’s world and, in particular, examine current tendencies in visual-journalistic storytelling and new perspectives of the documentary

Special attention will be paid to the field of tension between art, journalism and documentation. With this new exhibition format, the Lumix Festival would like to promote discussion concerning the future of visual narrative in journalism, guided by the following questions: What potential is inherent to innovative visual journalism in the current media landscape, which is undergoing such dramatic transformation? How do photographers deal will the abundance of images available in a digital society? What are the expectations and conditions that professional photographers active in the area of journalism believe they now face? Furthermore, how can visual storytellers create their own platforms for showing their work? What role does investigative research play, and how is it reflected in the projects presented here?

Various strategies for current documentary practices can be demonstrated and understood according to the positions that arise from the discussion.


Projects by
Lisa Barnard (UK),
Alexandra Baumgartner (CH),
Felipe Romero Beltrán(CO/SP),
Laura Ben Hayoun (FR/ ALG),
Robert Knoth &
Antoinette de Jong (NL),
Christian van der Kooy (NL),
Emeric Lhuisset (FR),
Michal Luczak (PL),
Amak Mahmoodian (UK/Iran),
Rohit Saha (India),
Coralie Vogelaar (NL)
will be exhibited.