Danube Revisited: The Inge Morath Truck Project
In 2012, Olivia Arthur, Claire Martin, Lurdes Basoli and I came up with a crazy idea. After two years of hard work, we made it happen.
Danube Revisited: The Inge Morath Truck Project, was a photographic road trip and traveling exhibition celebrating the impact of women on the field documentary photography. As Magnum Photos' first female photographer, Morath was invested in increasing the female presence in her male-dominated field. A contemporary legacy project, Danube Revisited explores Morath's significance as a pioneer of women's photographic history by visualizing her influence on contemporary female practitioners. Eight (female) winners of the Inge Morath Award converted a truck into a mobile gallery, retraced Morath's footsteps along the Danube, and expanded her project by producing new imagery.
The concept of the gallery-truck addressed a common problem of photographic production and dissemination, whereby small or marginalized communities are excluded from the photographer’s final presentation. The truck returned Morath's images to the very places they were taken.
We travelled ever other day, parked our truck at the museums, galleries, or city offices that hosted us, gave portfolio reviews, and held evening projections of contemporary photographers on the outside of our truck. And each of us produced a unique project.
My 16 month-old daughter accompanied us for the entire trip.
Here's a list of the photographers involved with this project:
Our truck driver
Our Project Manager