October will see Tallinn’s exhibition spaces and the city beyond filled with photographs, informing people about and reflecting the photographic medium and the opportunities it presents in today’s world.
The focus will be on local photographic history – the pictorial heritage held in museum and archive collections. The month will get people thinking about the kind of pictorial memory that is being generated today and whether photography is adequately and knowingly implemented in studies of our society. The broad field of meaning of the medium will be examined, as well as the boundaries between the documentary and fine arts and different techniques and concepts. The exhibition programme will be supported by themed events: guided tours, evening get-togethers, film screenings and workshops. At a time when photography is so widespread and available, it pays to think about the medium more critically.