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Portrait Stefanie Grebe
Stefanie Grebe, Cologne, theoretician and practitioner in the field of photography and digital images. She is a photographer, scholar of images, curator and lecturer at various academies of design and art. She studied philosophy, history, sociology, communication design, and art. In the focus of her research: The portrait and the image of human beings; Enactment of authenticity in documentary photography; Analyses of the contextuality of photographs. In the focus of her artistic work: The photographic portrait, analogue perception, stills and moving images.

It’s really true! Reality as promised by photography. (G)

The lecture examines numerous examples of images from various contexts of photography and analyses the strategies employed to achieve credibility. What is the effect of images that make them believable? Which facts and fictions do they promise?