The photography phenomenon

An Austrian museum sets the focus on photography to demonstrate how taking pictures has developed into a universal culture accessible to almost everyone.

“Faszination Fotografie” is the title of the current special exhibition at the Essl Museum in Klosterneuburg, Lower Austria. Images by more than 30 photographers from different countries are featured in the exhibit curated by Günther Oberhollenzer.

The exhibition tries to present photographic art from as many angles as possible. Having selected just a handful of pictures per topic, the exhibition includes photos documenting nature and human life – from large-scale portraits to panorama views on crowded beaches.
Photos taken by Elger Esser, Mike Kelley, Andreas Gursky and many others are featured. For additional information, visit

Furthermore, the Essl Museum presents paintings and video installations by young artists from Central and Eastern Europe. “Diversity of Voices” presents a broad spectrum of genres and artists from Hungary, Romania and other CEE states. 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the Essl Art Award CEE.

::: The Austrian Culture Channel on Twitter: @accthomas

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