This Pandemic Shadow photo Delicate Flowers is part of Monochrome, a curated international photography exhibition at the Ph21 Gallery in Budapest. The exhibition runs from May 5 to May 28, 2022. My Pandemic Shadow images lend themselves particularly well to this theme. There are often subtle touches of color in my shadow photos.
Monochrome photography is usually associated with black and white images. However, in the history of photography other hues, such as sepia and cyan were also used, and today there are countless examples of monochromatic images whose photographic qualities are based on the tonal range of various other colours. While monochromacity used to be a technological limitation for a long time, today it is more of an artistic choice. Photographers may opt for working with the shades of just one colour for compositional reasons or for reasons related to the expressive content of their images, and therefore their decision is to be interpreted. Our appreciation of contemporary monochromatic images is also rooted in the knowledge that the lack of colour range is significant and meaningful, not merely a technological limitation. — Zsolt Bátori curator
The opening is on May 7th at 6 PM (CEST). That’s 9 AM my San Francisco time. I’ll be there, probably not at my sharpest. The PH 21 openings are usually _really_ interesting. (Link for the real time participation: meet.google.com/tgo-nmef-chs)
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