I have one of my Pandemic Shadows in the PH21 gallery in Budapest. It runs from May 5-28. It’s curated by Zsolt Bátori. I will be putting up a post about that exhibition when it opens.
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. Quote is part of his discussion on monochromatic images.
I’ve been a black and white photographer, sometimes using monochrome, for a very long time. I’ve only been doing occasional color work for my Pandemic Shadow project. Black and white imagery can allow the viewer to focus both on the aesthetic of the image and the meaning. Color is the language of everyday life. It’s really hard to do well and it needs to be extremely good work to touch the viewer profoundly.
I thought I’d put put some other monochrome photos from the Monochrome Awards There are many stunning photos in a variety of topics. These are from “Landscapes”.
Photo title in “Burning Times” by Andrea Cevolini (Italy)
Photo title is “Coastal Splendor” by Harv Greenberg (United States)
Photo title is DettiFoss, photographer is Geffrard Bourke (Iceland)
Photo title is “Antalya Bay, photographer is Alexandre Evrard
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