2023/2024, Artists’ Book, 40 pages, 15 x 21 cm

In her artist's book "Trockenheft", Susanne Huth deals with the use of photography in social, biographical and analytical contexts. The starting point is a collection of photographs from a private archive. Traces and inscriptions on the backs of the photographs allow them to be assigned to a specific time, but also leave room for interpretation. Similar to a dry book for stamps, the photos are relieved of their original task of representation and placed in a new, universal context. The selection covers a period from the 1970s to the 1990s and refers both to social transformations in Germany and to photographic developments - from self-enlarged black and white images to the development of industrial color film. A time of analog photography on the threshold of digital photography and the transition from private albums to public presentation on social media.