An Interview with Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs on the occasion of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2017

Image: Well, 2013 © Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Courtesy of the artists 

Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs (both b. 1979, Switzerland) have been nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2017 for their exhibition EURASIA at Fotomuseum Winterthur (24 Oct 15 – 14 Mar 16). EURASIA playfully draws on the iconography of the road trip constructing experiences drawn from memory and  imagination. Onorato and Krebs’ journey begins in Switzerland, continues through the Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, and ends in Mongolia. Throughout their travels the duo encounter landscapes and people in a state of ongoing transition from ancient traditions and post-Communist structures to modernity and the formation of an independent identity. Using a mix of analogue media and techniques including 16mm films, large-format plate cameras and installation-based interventions, Onorato and Krebs compose a narrative that is as much fiction as documentation.

One Comment

  1. The image above has baffled me because it seems to be a record document but the subject is unclear. If it was an – installation-based intervention the set up would have been under the photographers control therefore if the subject and story is unclear the photographers are responsible.

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