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Matthias Bruhn

September - December 2000

A researcher in the department of political iconography at the University of Hamburg, Matthias Bruhn spent a semester at work on a project comparing objects of political representation with the products of today's mass media, invoking a broad interpretation of the word "image." His work addresses the social conditions of photography and its contemporary market rules, resulting in conclusions that were, for technological reasons and others, unforeseen by theorists such as Walter Benjamin, Roland Barthes, and Pierre Bourdieu.  

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