Scene and Meaning:
the art of photography – Barcelona
A curated international photography exhibition
March 20–27, 2023, PH21@Barcelona newsletter
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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 to utilize photography for artistic visual communication. Straight photography creates photographic meaning from the scene observed, while directorial, staged photography creates a scene to be photographed from a preceding conception. 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.
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.
Emmanuelle Becker: INscape No. 95
Serena Dzenis: The Gemini Project
John Kosmer: Sal & Bailey Approach The Alien Orb
Debra May: Double Lap
Norman Mark Aragones (San Jose, CA, USA), Val Asuga (Minsk, Republic of Belarus), Paola Francesca Barone (Naples, Italy), Emmanuelle Becker (Paris, France), Robin Bell (New York, NY, USA), Béla Bertók (Mürzzuschlag, Austria), Laurie J. Blanksma (Hoquiam, WA, USA), Rick Bogacz (Toronto, Canada), Marco Bordignon (Accra, Ghana), Lindsay Brice (New York, NY, USA), Robert Brook (Shrewsbury, UK), Nicole Campanello (The Woodlands, TX, USA), Marlena Cechmistrz-Milczarek (Warsaw, Poland), Michael Corthell (Millis, MA, USA), Dorie Dahlberg (Long Branch, NJ, USA), Todd Dieringer (Akron, OH, USA), Mark A. Dierker (Dubuque, IA, USA), Serena Dzenis (Reykjavik, Iceland), Laurie Toby Edison (San Francisco, CA, USA), Sophia Elizabeth (Kingston, Australia), Cristina Embil (Oviedo, Spain), Lukas Flippo (Amory, MS, USA), Sari Fried-Fiori (Katy, TX, USA), Suzanne Gonsalez-Smith (Grand Forks, ND, USA), Maureen J Haldeman (Los Angeles, CA, USA), Niki Helley Ward (Pleasanton, CA, USA), Gary Justis (Bloomington, IL, USA), John Kosmer (Fly Creek, NY, USA), Doris Kundratitz (Innsbruck, Austria), Alison Lake (Monterey, CA, USA), Stefanie Lebowski (Paris, France), Hyonchang Lee (Seoul, South Korea), Lodiza LePore (Bennington, VT, USA), Shifra Levyathan (Ramat- Gan, Israel), Paul Lipscombe (Bournemouth, UK), Ken Lorenz (Langley, BC, Canada), Kata Markó (Budapest, Hungary), Max Marshall (Kennebunk, ME, USA), Debra May (Los Angeles, CA, USA), Dan McCormack (Accord, NY, USA), Debbie McCulliss (Greenwood Village, CO, USA), Jose Ney Mila Espinosa (Kissimmee, FL, USA), Janet Milhomme (Los Angeles, CA, USA), Alejandra Moral (Tucson, AZ, USA), Robert Morrissey (Portland, OR, USA), Paul M. Murray (Jamestown, RI, USA), Fern L. Nesson (Cambridge, MA, USA), Nancy Oliveri (New York, NY, USA), Jürgen Pawlik (Wörthsee, Germany), John Potter (Dubuque, IA, USA), Michael G. Prais (Geneva, IL, USA), Joy Robles (Ocala, FL, USA), Inna Rogatchi (Turku, Finland), Mk Ruggiero (Palmyra, VA, USA), Karen Safer (Playa del Rey, CA, USA), Ariana Saigh (Paris, France), Robert A. Schaefer, Jr. (New Orleans, LA, USA), Tamás Schild (Budapest, Hungary), William Mark Sommer (Sacramento, CA, USA), Erik Suchy (North St. Paul, MN, USA), Joshua Tann (Long Beach, CA, USA), Panto Trivkovic (Vienna, Austria), Tamás Varga (Budapest, Hungary), Melanie Vasa (Boonton, NJ, USA), Eddy Verloes (Boutersem, Belgium), Georg Worecki (Daleiden, Germany), Eiji Yamamoto (Saarbruecken, Germany), Root Yarden (Beit Hillel, Israel), Huahan Zhang (New York, NY, USA)
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