Article en français paru dans le n°7 de la Rivista di studi di fotografi, automne 2018, p.80-99

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Abstract in English:

What is experimental photography? Experimental photographers do not abide by the standard rules of photography, they play against the photographic apparatus. Some photograph without a lens (pinhole) or without a camera (photograms). Others play with light, time, chemical development, or printing. And some erase the author-photographer, or use him differently in the process. Contemporary experimental photography is not a school, nor a movement, but simply a current, a moment between the decline of traditional documentary photography and the rise of digital photography.

Keywords: apparatus; camera obscura; experimental photography; flusser, vilém; photograms; pinhole