“The miracle of photography, of its so-called objective image, is that it reveals a radically non-objective world (Baudrillard). Josef Polleross depict moments and places involving indirectly himself in the social environment bringing to the spectator his perspective on the society being in Afghanistan, India, Romania, Egypt, Georgia, Iran or elsewhere. Polleross’s world is non-objective but real. His work shows us something we will never see if his camera wasn't in his hands.” (Răzvan Ion)
Josef Polleross is an Austrian photojournalist and artist. His work was published in New York Times, Bild, Washington Post, Cairo Times, Life, Newsweek, Time, Geo, Stern, Spiegel and more. He was exhibited in MAK, Vienna; Teheran City Photo Museum; Month of Photography in Vienna; Gallery Lumina, Vienna; Museum of Modern Art, Ankara; Leica Gallery, New York; etc. He published several books, latest one being “OldCinemas in Iran”. After New York, Cairo and Bangkok, Josef Polleross lives and works in Vienna. www.polleross.com
Răzvan Ion is a theoretician, curator and cultural manager. He was an associate professor at University of California, Berkeley; Lisbon University; Central University of New York; University of London; Sofia University; University of Kiev; etc. He has held conferences and lectures at different art institutions like Witte de With, Rotterdam; Kunsthalle Vienna; Art in General, New York; Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon; Casa Encedida, Madrid etc. He is the co-founder of Bucharest Biennale, Pavilion Journal and Reforma Photo Days (toghether with Eugen Rădescu). He was a professor at the University of Bucharest where he teached Curatorial Studies and Critical Thinking. Recently he was the curator of Bucharest Biennale 8, together with Beral Madra.