Related Realities – Photography meets science and new technologies
The 16th Backlight Photo Festival triennial stays true to its pioneering spirit in announcing the theme for the upcoming 2020 festival: Related Realities – Photography meets science and new technologies. The festival creators have as their ambition for Related Realities to nourish and boost discussion between art photography and science.
Artists will be invited to show documentary and fine art photography in exhibitions and create installations together with experts from computer-assisted photography, virtual technologies, sound and exhibition design. In addition to exhibitions and installations, the festival will feature a lecture series on photography, science and new technologies, a workshop on exhibition design, and portfolio reviews.
Backlight is led by festival director adjunct professor Hannu Vanhanen and project steering group members: media artist Ami Hyvärinen, art curator Sirpa Joenniemi, and artist-researcher Maija Tammi. Backlight will bring together an international team of curators to ensure a world-class selection of artworks.
Photo 1: Petri Anttonen: Diving, 2017, 95 x 125 cm. From the series Momentum, 2017
Photo 2: Chirag Jindal: no1 Shackleton Road, 2018, from series Into The Underworld / Nga Mahi Rarowhenua (Related Realities)