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A/Symmetrical – Rome

A curated international photography exhibition

June 10–20, 2022, PH21@Rome                                                            newsletter

A PH21 Gallery Exhibition in Rome, Italy

Trees in Fog
Synchronicity 2
Evening in the garden
DIA Beacon 7
Old Venice No. 1
Akhenaton - The Cloudless and Nightless Archipelago No. 5
Katrina Car
Layers of lines
Paul at edge
Backyard Stonehenge
Queen T’hisha & Robyn Brooks
Colour Study 18
Frozen Music
AL 2
Vintage Nocturne
Curved Wall
Unshakable Kingdom #1
Veiled Friendships
The Quarrel #1
porth kinnis 01e14hb
Perfect Pair, Indio
The Citadel I.
Glimpsing Ether-Checking 2
Lady of La Boca
Symmetrical Prison
Golden Age/Sânziene No. 3
Poetry Lines
Metamorphosis No. 2
Beachfront Properties
Lack of No. 1
The jellyfish
A/Symmetrical Botany 2

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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 artefacts 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.

This PH21 Gallery exhibition is presented in Rome, Italy, in collaboration with KromArt Gallery and Centro Sperimentale di Fotografia Adams, a renowned Italian centre for photography.

Curator's choice

Debbie McCulliss: Trees in Fog

Honourable mentions

Noémi B. Tier: Synchronicity 2

Margrieta Jeltema: Evening in the garden

Fern L. Nesson: DIA Beacon 7

Exhibiting photographers

Noémi B. Tier (Budapest, Hungary), Karin Bauer (Bisamberg, Austria), Patricia Borges (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Lindsay Brice (New York, NY, USA), Ruth Bruckner (Vienna, Austria), Jenny Chernansky (New Orleans, LA, USA), Paul Delpani (Vienna, Austria), Peter Devenyi (Ottawa, Canada), Tielin Ding (New York, NY, USA), Laurie Toby Edison (San Francisco, CA, USA), Sari Fried-Fiori (Katy, TX, USA), Dan Gemkow (Chicago, IL, USA), Paul Gravett (New Westminster, BC, Canada), Maureen J Haldeman (Los Angeles, CA, USA), László Hegedűs 2 (Csákberény, Hungary), Margrieta Jeltema (Bolsena, Italy), Gary Justis (Bloomington, IL, USA), John Kosmer (Fly Creek, NY, USA), Inbal Kristin (Ashkelon, Israel), Balázs Kulcsár (Budapest, Hungary), Vincent Leandro (Talent, OR, USA), Hyonchang Lee (Seoul, South Korea), Mar León (Madrid, Spain), Lodiza LePore (Bennington, VT, USA), Michelle Luke (Kalispell, MT, USA), Debbie McCulliss (Greenwood Village, CO, USA), Dave McGeorge (London, UK), Janet Milhomme (Los Angeles, CA, USA), Negyed Négy (Budapest, Hungary), Fern L. Nesson (Cambridge, MA, USA), Daniel Orr (St. Paul, MN, USA), Jürgen Pawlik (Woerthsee, Germany), Ann Prochilo (Swieqi, Malta and San Francisco, CA, USA), Dieter Provoost (Zedelgem, Belgium), Anelyn Radulescu (Bucharest, Romania), Inna Rogatchi (Turku, Finland), Jane Ross (London, UK), Miranda Schmitz (Lier, Belgium), Dina Sirat (Netanya, Israel), Luca Sorato (Spinea, Venice, Italy), Allan Syphers (Gwynedd Valley, PA, USA), Tamás Varga (Budapest, Hungary), Eddy Verloes (Boutersem, Belgium), Yana Yushkevich (Prague, Czechia)

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