Photography as Pure Fiction
Staged photography can be seen as a critique of the conception of the photograph’s privileged access to a non-mediated reality. In retaliation, artists in the 1970s began to create their own images by staging fictive events which in form and content singled out photography as a pure construction.
Producing a New Reality
In the production of the reality which artists create from their own subjective notions, they utilise models or themselves – posed or acting in particular situations or in a narrative sequence of events –where the actors are directed according to a previously construed narrative or idea.