20th–22nd April, 2012
7. Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie

Image Tracks – Restless Present

The Darmstadt photography days are an international festival for contemporary photography. For one weekend, the focus subject will be presented in photo exhibitions and a symposium on the subject matter, embedded in a comprehensive framework program.

Subject of 2012: “Bildspuren – Unruhige Gegenwarten”

Today's societies are undergoing change in nearly all areas of life and all layers of society. This may have its cause in belief – but inability to control - technology, extreme forces of nature or political-social upheaval. What will happen to the globalized and networked world that seems so unordered today? The complexity of today's world requires attention of people looking for self-assurance and perspectives. These changes –perceived, self-caused or fate – influence our lives in the negative, as well as in the positive sense. Where will we find the tracks pointing
from the restless present to the future?

Merck-Preis of the Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie 2012

For the 4th time, the “Merck-Preis der Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie” will be awarded among the framework program exhibitors. Three artists are nominated: Walter Ebenhofer, Nathalie Grenzhäuser and Florian Schunck. One of them will receive the Merck-Preis, endowed with 5,000 EUR, on the evening of the opening.

Friday, 20th April, 2012  |  6 pm
Opening of the festival with the main exhibition in the Design–House. Award ceremony of the Merck-Price of the Darmstaedter Tage der Fotografie. Exhibition opening at Hochschule, Design Departement.

Saturday, 21st April, 2012  |  10 am–6 pm
Symposium with photo–artists, philosophers and scientiests,
Lounge party in the evening.

Sunday, 22nd April, 2012  |  10 am–6 pm
Matinee, gallery talks with photographers in all exhibitions.

Full program and artists list from February on

7. Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie