"Man is unhappy because he doesn’t know he’s happy." (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)


London Festival of Photography

In 2012, over 2,400 photographers entered the second International Street Photography Awards. Robert Rutoed's "Right Time Right Place" is on the shortlist of 50 photographers.

The London Festival of Photography champions the best contemporary photography, honours past masters and provides a space for discussion, debate, appreciation and learning. The festival brings together international artists at the cutting edge of photographic practices and provides an opportunity to bring previously unseen work to UK shores.

The festival is committed to preserving and celebrating photography as an accessible art form, important tool for communication and method to document and reflect on society and human behaviour. Of particular interest is street photography, documentary and conceptual photography projects.

London Festival of Photography
Right Time Right Place

From "Right Time Right Place"

Being at the right place at the right time is usually associated with happiness and success. But what happens when we are at the right place at the wrong time? Do we even know that this is the right place? And what if it turns out that it is the wrong place after all? But the right time!

Whoever loses his orientation over this thought will get a feeling for Robert Rutöd’s latest pictures. The Vienna-born photographer wandered for five years through Europe and has proven to be a keen observer with an often tragicomic view: The blind man who finds orientation by putting his stick in a tram track, the helpless swan that finds itself frozen to the vast stretch of ice, or the amputee operator of a shooting range set up in a ruined building. It gets macabre with the portraits of the Pope, Hitler and Mussolini decorating the labels of wine bottles.


Right Time Right Place
Hardbound, app. 110 pages Languages: English, German
22x22 cm (8.5x8.5 in.)

Will be released in 2012.




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