Joachim Schmid

1/Nov/11

I read in the British Journal of Photography that people are speculative about what to label Joachim Schmid but why is there always a need for a label?

He calls himself a visual artist.

For 3o years he went through archives, he found photos in flea markets and adapted them into his own projects,

“editing, interpreting and re-purposing”

I personally really like this project- Photogenic Drafts because it’s inspiring for my current assignment in the way that he presents his found photos.

“Family snaps, ID photos, strips from photo booths – all have been archived and the place and date of their discovery recorded by Schmid. And this is vital. It is the moment the artist finds them which marks their transition from personal photograph to (part of) an artwork.”

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