-scapes – Barcelona

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Laurie says:

I have 2 photographs in the exhibition -scapes, showing June 11–18, 2024 at the Valid World Hall Gallery in Barcelona. I just left the zoom opening this morning (June 11), where the curators and some of the photographers discussed the show. It was raining in Barcelona, but nevertheless the physical attendance at the gallery opening was encouraging.

To see all the photos in the exhibition go here.


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There are various natural, artificial, and even staged scenes that seize the attention of photographers, compelling and inspiring them to pause, observe, and create an image to convey a personal interpretation of what they see. These types of photographs are known by a variety of names: landscapes, cityscapes, streetscapes, seascapes, waterscapes, cloudscapes, or even desertscapes, treescapes, bodyscapes, and so forth. Among these photographs, the most successful ones go well beyond the mere recording of the visual qualities of a place; they bear the marks of the interpretive insights of the photographer, prompting us to contemplate a scene as meaningful and significant. Merely re-presenting is never challenging; it requires a novel conception of the scene to engage us, viewers, through the keen eyes and creative mind of the photographer.

(This PH21 Gallery exhibition is presented in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, in collaboration with Valid World Hall Gallery, a renowned centre for the visual arts.)


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