I’m really pleased to have one of my photographs in A/Symmetrical-Rome. I think that the curation of this exhibition is particularly strong.
We often have a strong preference for symmetrical forms and structures both in nature and in our built environment. We find symmetrical faces, bodies, objects and scenes beautiful, and many of our artifacts are designed to be symmetrical as well. Some of our likes and dislikes have biological roots, but much of our attitude towards symmetry and asymmetry is shaped along the lines of our culturally influenced aesthetic preferences and customs. As much as we are drawn to symmetrical structures, we also appreciate or even expect asymmetry in many contexts in visual communication in general, and in photography in particular. Asymmetry may be central to the expressive content of many photographs. Symmetrical or asymmetrical compositions are often creative choices that significantly contribute to the appreciation of the meaning of photographic images. – Zsolt Bátori
They chose this photograph of Queen T’hisha and Robyn Brookes from my book Women En Large: Images of Fat Nudes.
There is an on line real time opening at meet.google.com/ncj-zram-wfw at 10AM Pacific time (7PM in Rome) and a Facebook event at https://fb.me/e/2ycfdiyvm. I’ll be at the real time opening. Perhaps I’ll see you there.
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