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My Photograph in “Shape @ Rome”

Laurie says:

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This photograph from my Pandemic Shadows project will be on exhibit in Rome in Shape @ Rome at the KromArt Gallery in Rome, in collaboration with Centro Sperimentale di Fotografia Adams and PH21 Gallery. The exhibition runs from October 15-24.

Shapes are one of the most important aspects of creative photographic compositions. Living beings and inanimate objects, including the built environment come in many forms, and photographers often rely on the creative possibilities offered by their shape. While in some cases the images of things only have a depictive function, at the other end of the spectrum abstract photography concentrates on shapes and forms for their own sake up to a point when we can no longer recognise the depicted objects themselves. Between being either insignificant or the only significant element, the shape of recognisable forms may also be the driving compositional component of an image. That is, the shape of living beings and objects may be of central importance to the composition of photographs not only in abstract photography but also in virtually all other photographic genres. These images capture our attention and stand out for their creative compositional form.

The opening on Facebook (https://fb.me/e/1QNSJNNSs) will be at 10 AM Pacific time. I’ve been at one opening as an exhibiting photographer, and one Bodyscapes as the opening speaker. The exhibition speakers for  Shape @ Rome are Luisa Briganti, photographer – Zsolt Bátori, photographer & philosopher of art – Borbála Jász, art historian & philosopher of art. I plan to be there. I’ve enjoyed the openings I’ve attended, listening to the speakers and hearing the photographers talk about their work.

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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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