I’m really pleased to have one of my photographs in A/Symmetrical-Rome. I think that the curation of this exhibition is particularly strong.
We often have a strong preference for symmetrical forms and structures both in nature and in our built environment. We find symmetrical faces, bodies, objects and scenes beautiful, and many of our artifacts are designed to be symmetrical as well. Some of our likes and dislikes have biological roots, but much of our attitude towards symmetry and asymmetry is shaped along the lines of our culturally influenced aesthetic preferences and customs. As much as we are drawn to symmetrical structures, we also appreciate or even expect asymmetry in many contexts in visual communication in general, and in photography in particular. Asymmetry may be central to the expressive content of many photographs. Symmetrical or asymmetrical compositions are often creative choices that significantly contribute to the appreciation of the meaning of photographic images. – Zsolt Bátori
There is an on line real time opening at meet.google.com/ncj-zram-wfw at 10AM Pacific time (7PM in Rome) and a Facebook event at https://fb.me/e/2ycfdiyvm. I’ll be at the real time opening. Perhaps I’ll see you there.
This Pandemic Shadow photo Delicate Flowers is part of Monochrome, a curated international photography exhibition at the Ph21 Gallery in Budapest. The exhibition runs from May 5 to May 28, 2022. My Pandemic Shadow images lend themselves particularly well to this theme. There are often subtle touches of color in my shadow photos.
Monochrome photography is usually associated with black and white images. However, in the history of photography other hues, such as sepia and cyan were also used, and today there are countless examples of monochromatic images whose photographic qualities are based on the tonal range of various other colours. While monochromacity used to be a technological limitation for a long time, today it is more of an artistic choice. 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. — Zsolt Bátori curator
The opening is on May 7th at 6 PM (CEST). That’s 9 AM my San Francisco time. I’ll be there, probably not at my sharpest. The PH 21 openings are usually _really_ interesting. (Link for the real time participation: meet.google.com/tgo-nmef-chs)