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Light and Shadow            

A curated international photography exhibition

October 24 – November 16, 2019, Main Gallery

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Creating unique effects with lights and shadows captured by a camera is, according to many, one of the most intriguing means of photographic expression. Photographers have relied on the possibilities offered by the creative use of lights and shadows throughout the history of photography. In some cases lights and shadows are used to the effect of creating a formal compositional element; in others their role is to guide our gaze or focus our attention on specific parts of the image. Some images that rely on the interplay between light and shadow are dark-toned, while others present brightly lit scenes. The ways lights and shadows contribute to photographic meaning only depend on the imagination of the photographer.

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Material         

A curated international photography exhibition

October 24 – November 16, 2019, Project Room

 

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The material nature of photographic subjects might be considered trivial, given the very nature of photography itself. There are, however, images whose photographic meaning emerges from the way the photographer approaches the materiality of objects, such as glass, metal, concrete, wooden, plastic, and all the other natural and artificial materials. Masters of photography often studied the texture, form and other physical qualities of objects with respect to their capacity to enrich the composition and the communicative photographic content of images. From architectural photography to still life, from portraits to experimental photographic images and abstract photography, qualities of the subject’s material often gain significance to be noticed and interpreted by the viewer.

 

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Calls for Entries

Forward the tradition

A curated international photography exhibition

December 19, 2019 – January 11, 2020, Main Gallery

The history of photography is the history of the continuous invention and renewal of the expressive repertoire of creative photographic communication. A number of genres rely on staging and directing, while straight photography and street photography seeks to create photographic meaning without prearranging the world in front of the camera. Some genres, such as portraiture and still life may incorporate both major approaches. We often identify the genre of the image just by looking at it, because we recognise the identifying features of the genre. For this exhibition we ask photographers to reflect on genres with photographic means. We are looking for photographs whose genre category is apparent by looking at the image, because of the creative use of the visual traditions of the genre. Experimental works that renew and challenge our understanding of photographic genres are also welcome.

 

PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed 'Forward the tradition'. We are looking for submissions from all photographers who are interested in photographic genre traditions and would like to share their work with a wider international audience through the exposure of PH21 Gallery. The theme is broadly construed; we welcome submissions from all photographic genres and styles, including abstract compositions. We are interested in all possible creative photographic interpretations of photographic genres.

Submissions deadline: November 25, 2019

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Solo photography exhibition opportunity at PH21 Gallery

December 19, 2019 – January 11, 2020, Project Room

 

PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a solo exhibition in PH21 Gallery's new exhibition space, the PH21 Gallery Project Room at Ráday Street 52. Please submit a coherent portfolio suitable for a solo exhibition, an artist statement and a short bio. The portfolio should consist of at least 15 and at most 35 images. The submission may include one or two series, provided that the two series are suitable for a joint presentation in a single exhibition. There are no generic, stylistic or thematic constraints; photographers working in all photographic areas and styles are welcome to submit their work.

Our new exhibition space at 52 Ráday St. is located just across the street from our main gallery. The PH21 Gallery Project Room has two rooms that are especially well-suited for solo exhibitions.

 

One winner and up to three honourable mentions will be selected and announced on our website and social media pages.

  • The winner of this competition is awarded with a solo exhibition at PH21 Gallery Project Room from December 19, 2019 – January 11, 2020.

  • PH21 Gallery will cover all printing and installation costs. In addition to the brick-and-mortar solo exhibition, the work of the winner will also be presented on a dedicated page of our website. The web page will include the artist statement and the bio of the photographer.

  • The work of the three honourable mentions will be presented on our website, along with the artist statements and the bios of the photographers.

Submissions deadline: November 25, 2019

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The art of photography

A curated international photography exhibition

January 6 – 13, 2020, PH21@Barcelona

A PH21 Gallery Exhibition in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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 meaning. Street photographers devoted the medium to capturing the fleeting moment, while in the last part of the twentieth 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. In this call we ask contemporary photographers to show how they understand art photography in the twenty first century.

 

PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed The art of photography. We are looking for submissions from all photographers who are interested in photography as an art form and would like to share their work with a wider international audience through the exposure of PH21 Gallery. The theme is broadly construed; we welcome submissions from all artistic photographic genres and styles, including abstract compositions. We are interested in all possible creative photographic interpretations of what photography as an art form might be.

Please note that this PH21 Gallery exhibition will be presented in Barcelona, Catalonia Spain, in collaboration with Valid World Hall Gallery, a renowned centre for the visual arts.

 

Submissions deadline: December 2, 2019

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Upcoming exhibitions

Staged       

A curated international photography exhibition

November 21 – December 14, 2019, Main Gallery

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