Barbara Probst

German, born 1964

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Barbara Probst

German, born 1964

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In her photographic series, Barbara Probst explores the ambiguities of the photographic medium and the subjectivity of truth and perception. At first, the groups may appear to be thematically related photographs, but in fact, the images portray the same scene at the same instant, captured from different angles using a remote-controlled shutter release. The works investigate, Probst has said, “if a photograph can show you more about the one who looked through the viewfinder than about what was photographed in that moment.” When the images are seen together, especially in the case of her multi-figure portraits, the combined photographs take on a three-dimensional quality in the viewer’s mind, almost like a sculpture with the viewer inside.

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In her photographic series, Barbara Probst explores the ambiguities of the photographic medium and the subjectivity of truth and perception. At first, the groups may appear to be thematically related photographs, but in fact, the images portray the same scene at the same instant, captured from different angles using a remote-controlled shutter release. The works investigate, Probst has said, “if a photograph can show you more about the one who looked through the viewfinder than about what was photographed in that moment.” When the images are seen together, especially in the case of her multi-figure portraits, the combined photographs take on a three-dimensional quality in the viewer’s mind, almost like a sculpture with the viewer inside.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Instituion
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more