Matthias Bruggmann

My work is an attempt at a repurposing of classical photographic dogma by its intersection with art history and semiotics : the images, which are taken in conflict situations with photojournalistic tools function both as a photographic representation of an event and as a photographic representation of photojournalism. The final objective is always substantiation of theoretical conjectures, for example, the validity of the decisive instant or wether using codes which challenge the viewer intellectually to generate an emotional reaction is more valid than forcing an emotional link to generate an intellectual reaction.


2017 - PARIS PHOTO / Solo show / Grand Palais / Paris // +
2015 - Dévider le réel / Les Abattoirs - Frac Midi-Pyrénées / Toulouse // +
2013 - FALSEFAKES - 50JPG / Centre de la Photographie / Genève // +
2013 - Undercover, théâtres d'opérations / Maison d'Art Bernard Anthonioz / Nogent-sur Marne // +
2009 - Galerie Polaris / Paris