Fotomuseum Winterthur: Essay ‘Linguivore Species’, Situations, Photo-Text-Data

31 May 2019
courtesy Sara Cuono

courtesy Sara Cuono

‘Linguivore Species’ is the title of an essay on violence against women, two photo-text books & collective healing. It compares Stéphanie Oursler’s Un album di violenza (1976) with Jamie Oliveira’s (more) than dust (2016). The research started with the article on Italian Feminist Photobooks of the 1970s commissioned by Photoworks back in 2015, then the Parisian conference ‘Le Photo-Text Engagé’ in June 2018 offered an opportunity to expand it. The symposium on “Photography and Gender Dynamics post #metoo” at The Photographers’ Gallery helped reflect on further issues. Fotomuseum Winterthur’s team asked to rework it one more time for their Situations cluster on Photo-Text-Data.

Here you can read the full version of the essay or Situation #173.