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-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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Pandemic Shadows Project May Be Finished

Laurie says:

It’s been about three years and I think I just put up the last photo (see above and click on all photos for best image) on my Instagram gallery. If I’m right some of the images will go up as a gallery on my web site. I have 130 photos on Instagram, so I’ll have to make some choices before I put up the new gallery.

It will probably go up in August and I’ll announce it here.

I’m going to have my usual hard time without a photography project. This one got me through the lock down and most of the pandemic. At least I hope that we are slowly approaching the end of the pandemic. I’m never completely happy when I don’t have a photography project, but I always have to wait til it comes up rather then do some kind of objective choice. My previous projects are Women En Large, Familiar Men, and Women of Japan. They usually take me about 5 years, but Pandemic Shadows took 3, which is short for me. But it definitely feels done or close to done.

My next project always comes to me almost out of the blue. So I’ll just have to wait.

Pandemic Shadows came to me because I had bought a new iPhone at the beginning of the lock down, and I was walking in my neighborhood for exercise and started to really notice the shadows. Its the only time, so far, that I have done something serious that didn’t involve people. It has changed my eyes and the way I see, in ways I really like. It gave me a chance to create beauty in a very bad time.

Anyway here are a few photos that will definitely be in the website gallery:




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