Line Up: DJ ROBAG WRHUME (WIGHNOMY BROTHERS, FREUDE AM TANZEN, BERLIN)
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The first patent for a photo automat dates back to 1889 and was issued by a man called Mathew Stiffens. This same year, Monsieur Enjalbert presented a similar machine at a fair in Paris. But world success came not until Conrad Bernitts 1894 invention of the Bosco automat. A quarter of a century after the German, Anatol Josepho developed our modern day photo booth, ready with a cabin that could be closed using a curtain. From 1925, the first units called Photomaton were placed on New Yorks Broadway. After counting more than 280,000 customers in a mere six months Josepho managed to sell his enterprise for a staggering one million dollars and his invention, the Photomaton, went on to be the most successful of its kind for decades.
Beginning with 2010 Austria has its first Photomaton, situated at Viennas Pratersauna. In celebration of this photographic milestone peng! magazine hosts an exhibition of photographic works by Georg Schlosser and 5 other Austrian photographers. All exhibits are originating from that very photo booth at Pratersauna and will now be shown at this eponymous event: Photomaton.