The photo essay and the photo book are both classic ways of telling stories through photographs. But photographers are increasingly exploring new ways of storytelling made possible by technological advances. Apps, audiovisual installations, and websites present opportunities for less linear forms of narrative. This development also reflects in graphic design. The role of the graphic designer is no longer confined to “choosing the image sequence” of a photo book.
The exhibition ‘On the Move – Storytelling in Contemporary Photography and Graphic Design’ at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam focused on recent developments in photography and reveals the myriad ways in which artists and photographers build their narratives in dialogue with graphic designers.
The exhibition and the accompanying publication, developed by Kummer & Herrman, contained also 5 of our projects: ‘Between Screens’, Olivier van Breugel and Simone Mudde; ‘The Sochi Project’, Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen; ‘Poppy’, Robert Knoth and Antoinette de Jong; ‘The Netherlands – Off the shelf’, Hans van der Meer; and ‘Love Radio’, Anoek Steketee and Eefje Blankevoort.
Installation shots: Gert Jan van Rooij