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The natural and the artificial

A curated international photography exhibition

August 5–27, 2023                                                                               newsletter


A PH21 Gallery Exhibition in ART150 Gallery, Jersey City, NJ, USA

The natural and the artificial are diametrically opposed concepts that evoke contrasting ideas such as organic versus geometric, spontaneous versus designed, instinctive versus deliberate, wild versus tamed, and more. However, there exists a continuum between these opposing forces, manifesting in the form of tamed nature like gardens or abandoned spaces being reclaimed by nature, for instance. The interplay, cross-border interactions, struggles, and coexistences of the two at these junctures provide unique experiences to explore, especially in the visual realm. Throughout the history of the medium, photographers have been drawn to the creative possibilities of capturing, interpreting, and presenting the natural, the artificial, and their many intertwined forms. Images of these subjects are among the most captivating ways of elucidating our intricate and often conflicting relationship with our environment. By exploring and depicting the natural and the artificial in all their varied forms, photographers can offer us insight into the complexities of the world we inhabit.


PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed The natural and the artificial. We are looking for submissions from all photographers who are interested in this subject and would like to share their work with a wider international audience through the exposure of PH21 Gallery and Pro Arts Jersey City. The theme is broadly construed, without generic or stylistic constraints. Indeed, we are interested in all possible creative photographic interpretations of the theme.

Please note that this PH21 Gallery exhibition will be presented in the Powerhouse Arts District in Jersey City, NJ, USA, in collaboration with Pro Arts Jersey City, a renowned NYC Metro centre and artist community for the visual arts. Pro Art's ART150 Gallery is located minutes from NYC via PATH and the Grove St. station.

Submission deadlines:

  • Early bird deadline: June 26, 2023

  • Final deadline: July 3, 2023

Read more and submit your work here.

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