2 Mai 2017

The photographs of “DEER CROSSING” were taken by camera traps set up by hunters or biologists. I collected these pictures on the internet. In this series, I raise questions as to the image’s status in photography. Who holds the image’s copyright? Shouldn’t the photographs belong to everybody, since each and every photographer “steals” a moment from our common world? With these pictures, I carry this reasoning one step further, for in the case of these snapshots there is no photographer who presses the shutter button at the right moment. Who actually shoots the picture, the hunter or the biologist who sets up the trap? The camera trap itself? Pure chance or even the subject?