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Monochrome
A curated international photography exhibition
June 3 – 26, 2021

Salt River Pima Tribe - Sampling at Market
Half-open
Defying The Weather Report
Intersection
Pillar of Relativity
Snow Curves
The Window
Ondulations, nuit
Grinch
Horse
Deep Weaving 8
Deep Weaving 9
Silver Foil
Nude
Come in
Angi on a hoop in the rain
Glimmer of Light
Absence No. 2
Absence No. 4
Foggy Dreams No. 1
Foggy Dreams No. 2
Landing on beer
Reaching for the light
Keeping a Distance
Oldtimer
Esmerelda
Rubí
Gorge Trail
Pine Grove
Pandemic Shadows
Us
The Monoblues
Umarmung online
We really need to talk about shadows...
Untitled
Untitled
Ahmet
Memories of a Midwest Domicile: Egg Day
Memories of a Midwest Domicile: Laundry Day in the Age of COVID
Untitled No. 43
Christina
Shapes of Isolation No. 2
The Parking Lot Series, #7
Elemental Sublime, No. 2
A Light Snow
Human Wall No. 2
Seat Pad
Untitled
Looking out
Hidden Friendship
Seashell
Loneliness Through Lifetime N°1
Loneliness Through Lifetime N°5
Past lives No. 1
Past lives No. 3
Untitled I
Going Home
Auf Wiedersehen The Good Life No. 2
In Reflector Light
Blue
Red
Lucid
Car Park After Dark
Breakfast at the Orphanage
Mrs. Wambua
Reflection
Battle Reenactment Alcoi #1.
Illuminations
I like to cook
By the Beach
Before sunset 210119
Sunny day
Flying
See you in the Rivers and Lakes No. 1
See you in the Rivers and Lakes No. 4

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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.

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Calls for Entries

Motion

A curated international photography exhibition

August 26 – September 18, 2021

Photography is a medium of still images; it cannot create the illusion of motion the way in which moving images such as film, video or cartoons can. The static nature of the image itself, however, has never prevented photographers from putting motion in the centre of their endeavours. Instead of freezing the moment they often strive for capturing movement and the passing of time in a variety of ways. The fragile moment might be broken by showing the sweeping power of motion. Capturing motion is never a mere given in photography because it is not a default option of the medium. Depicting or expressing motion is a welcome challenge for photographers; it is also the source of some of the most creative images in diverse photographic genres.  

 

PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed Motion. We are looking for submissions from all photographers who are interested in this most intriguing topic and would like to share their work with a wider international audience through the exposure of PH21 Gallery. The theme is broadly construed, and it is independent of generic or stylistic constraints. We are interested in all possible creative photographic interpretations of the theme.

Submission deadlines: 

  • Early bird deadline: June 21, 2021

  • Final deadline: June 28, 2021

 

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Portraits Without Faces

A curated international photography exhibition

September 23 – October 16, 2021

Portraiture emerged as one of the most prominent genres of depictive media early in the history of the visual arts; tacit or explicit rules, conventions and cultural expectations have always influenced the ways in which artists approached the genre. Photography is no exception. Numerous different and characteristic styles of portraiture emerged throughout the history of the medium. We usually assume that faces are necessary components of portraiture; we may, however, learn just as much about the character, the personality of a person by looking at images that depict other parts of their bodies, show us the objects or places associated with them. Not focusing on the face may open up a new dimension of interpretation. Our Portraits Without Faces exhibition is dedicated to this challenging divergence from the more conventional approaches to the genre.

 

PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for our group exhibition themed Portraits Without Faces. We are looking for submissions from all photographers who are interested in this theme, and who would like to share their work with a wider international audience through the exposure of PH21 Gallery. The theme is broadly construed; submissions of all kinds of portraits without faces are welcome. Indeed, we are interested in all possible creative photographic 

Submission deadlines: 

  • Early bird deadline: July 19, 2021

  • Final deadline: July 26, 2021

 

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The art of photography – Barcelona

A curated international photography exhibition

August 23–29, 2021, 2021

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 photography as a fine art practice 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.

Submission deadlines: 

  • Early bird deadline: July 26, 2021

  • Final deadline: August 2, 2021

 

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Significant Colour

A curated international photography exhibition

October 21 – November 13, 2021

There are two kinds of photographs with respect to the significance of their use of colours. On the one hand, ever since colour film technology became widely available, colour has become the default in most photographic practices. That is, some photographs are in colour not because their colours bear some special significance (compared, for instance, to their possible black and white counterparts) but simply because the available film or digital technology has long turned colour to be the common method of capturing photographic images. We may think of these photographs as colour by default. On the other hand, colours are often central to the meaning of photographs for their emphatic, symbolic, psychological, social, compositional, etc. significance. These photographs would not work in black and white the same way or they would not work at all; that they are in colour is not merely a technological given, rather, it is an integral, formative and significant aspect of their photographic meaning. We may think of these photographs as colour by significance. 

 

PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed Significant Colour. We are looking for submissions from all photographers who are interested in the significance of any colour in photography and would like to share their work with a wider international audience through the exposure of PH21 Gallery. The theme is broadly construed, as the significance of colours is independent of generic or stylistic constraints. Indeed, we are interested in all possible creative photographic interpretations of the theme.

Submission deadlines: 

  • Early bird deadline: August 16, 2021

  • Final deadline: August 23, 2021

 

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Upcoming exhibition

Bodyscapes

A curated international photography exhibition

July 1–24, 2021 

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