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My Photograph in “The Art of Photography” At The Valid World Hall Gallery (Barcelona)

Laurie says:
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My portrait of Frank Brenes from Familiar Men is being exhibited in Barcelona, Spain as part of ‘The Art of Photography,’ a collaboration between PH21 Gallery (Budapest) and Valid World Hall Gallery (Barcelona) a renowned center for the visual arts.

It runs from from January 6 – 13, 2020. I’m delighted that my portrait received an Honourable Mention from the jury.
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Although photography first emerged as a technological invention, it was also quickly conceived as an artistic practice as well. Pictorialist photographs in the nineteenth century were created to look like paintings, while advocates of straight photography in the first part of the twentieth century strived for the purely photographic means of creating photographic meaning. Street photographers devoted the medium to capturing the fleeting moment, while in the last part of the twentieth century many photographers turned to staging and directing in order to utilize photography for artistic visual communication. Art photography also includes numerous genres and creative practices from portraiture, landscape and still life to abstract and conceptual photography. In this call we ask contemporary photographers to show how they understand art photography in the twenty first century.

PH21 Gallery has all of the images from the exhibition on it’s website. They are really worth looking at. It is an extremely striking show!