The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam will hold the exhibition “On the Move: Storytelling in Contemporary Photography and Graphic Design” from August 29th, 2014.
The photo essay and the photo book are both classic ways of telling stories through photographs. But photographers are increasingly exploring new ways of storytelling made possible by technological advances. Apps, audiovisual installations, and websites present opportunities for less linear forms of narrative. This development also reflects in graphic design. The role of the graphic designer is no longer confined to “choosing the image sequence” of a photo book.
“On the Move” focuses on recent developments in photography and reveals the myriad ways in which artists and photographers build their narratives in dialogue with graphic designers. The title “On the Move” refers to the journeys taken by many of the photographers in creating their projects, as well as the new directions in photography. Moreover, the exhibiting 28 works were selected by 5 juries from 471 submissions which artists living or working in the Netherlands submitted.
ON THE MOVE: Storytelling in Contemporary Photography and Graphic Design
Date: August 29th, 2014 – January 18th, 2015
Opening hours: 10:00 – 18:00 (Thursday till 22:00)
Place: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Address: Museumplein 10, 1071DJ Amsterdam
Tel: +31 (0)20 5732 911
Text: Aya Shomura