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Junko Fukazawa’s Photo in Motion @ Rome

Laurie says:

My photo of Junko Fukazawa was in the exhibit Motion @ Rome, curated by Zsolt Bátori and Borbála Jász. I don’t have a lot of images with motion, but this photo of Junko Fukizawa from Women of Japan is one of my very best. It’s a good portrait and it works beautifully as an abstract as well.

I went to the Zoom/Live opening in Rome this morning, and the conversation about the images was excellent. There were photographers there in person and also many on Zoom.

Photography is a medium of still images; it cannot create the illusion of motion the way in which moving images such as film, video or cartoons can. The static nature of the image itself, however, has never prevented photographers from putting motion in the centre of their endeavours. Instead of freezing the moment they often strive for capturing movement and the passing of time in a variety of ways. The fragile moment might be broken by showing the sweeping power of motion. Capturing motion is never a mere given in photography because it is not a default option of the medium. Depicting or expressing motion is a welcome challenge for photographers; it is also the source of some of the most creative images in diverse photographic genres. – PH21

This exhibition will be presented in Rome, Italy, in collaboration with KromArt Gallery and Centro Sperimentale di Fotografia Adams, a renowned Italian center for photography, in collaboration with PH21 Gallery.

I really liked both of the images below and they also made me thoughtful.

Very early photography emulated painting (sometimes very successfully) and then a kind of photorealism was established. That became what fine art photography was for a long time. Now with all the possibilities of photography computer programs, fine art creative manipulations are both very available and very accepted.

I was very impressed by this photo, Flying Formations, was created by Rajan Dosai. It is his vision – not one that existed visually before he created it. I work mostly in the camera and do very little manipulation in my work, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t appreciate other forms of photographic art. He described what he did as technically simple. I think the vision he established was complex and quite stunning.

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This image of Aspen Grove Variations by Debbie McCullis was created by moving the camera, making a surreal image of floating trees. The technique fascinated me and I loved the photo.

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It’s wonderful when other people’s work gets you thinking about your own in useful ways.

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The Art of Photography: My Image in Exhibition in Rome

Laurie says:

I’m very delighted to have a photograph in “The Art of Photography“. The PH21 Gallery exhibition is presented in Rome, in collaboration with KromArt Gallery and Centro Sperimentale di Fotografia Adams, a renowned Italian center for photography. (Oct 9th thru 30th)

I’ve had worked exhibited in 3 continents and five European countries, but this is the first time I’ve had work shown in Italy. It’s the photo of Debbie and Tracy from my book “Women En Large: Images of Fat Nudes.” When I was working on Women En Large  with my writing partner Debbie Notkin, we worked very hard to have the work seen as broadly as possible.  This makes exhibition of the photo very special.

The exhibition was beautifully curated by Zsolt Bátori from the PH21 Gallery:

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 meanings. Street photographers devote the medium to capturing the fleeting moment, while in the last decades of the 20th 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. contemporary photographers {were asked} to show how they understand art photography in the 21st century.

When I first started as a photographer there were still rules about what was photographic “art” and what was not. There were still people who believed that color photography was not “art” and this was only 30 years ago. One of the many things I like about this exhibition is the remarkable breadth of the work. All of the photographs in the exhibition are here at the Ph21 Gallery. They are well worth seeing not only for the quality but also for the diversity of the images. They give a real sense of the complexity of the medium

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