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A juried international photography exhibition

December 21, 2017 – January 13, 2018

Hello, I'm Your New Friend
Lighten Up
Boatman, Giverny
X-Mas Drag
Aunt Janna's wall
Carousel Night
As You Wish No. 2
Snacker (Snowpea Strings)
Farniente, Carmel, 2015
New Museum
Fishermen Dance
Paula and Paulina
Don't Take Me Seriously
Dance Parade
Sex It Up
Backyard Beauty Salon (with Dog)
LOL No. 7
Me Myself and I No. 1
LOL At Art Exhibitions No. 1
LOL At Art Exhibitions No. 3
As If
The Butcher
Varning För Katten
Car protection
Watch Your Step

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Photography is a serious business, and so is humour. To join in the year-end festivities, PH21 Gallery is seeking submissions that explore the funny and playful side of photography. The source of humour may reside in the subject of the image itself. However, the specific use of the medium, combined with the creativity of photographers may also result in playful images in which the effect does not come from what is being depicted but from the way the subject is photographed. There are countless photographic means to create pictorial humour; from the surprising use of perspective, the particular way of framing a scene, the juxtaposition and incongruity of the elements of the image, double exposure through the creation of photomontage, visual puns or optical illusion, the possibilities are endless. Humour, too, comes in many different forms and kinds. For this exhibition, we seek any take on pictorial humour that makes the viewer smile or laugh or grin. We invite the funny, the absurd, the witty, the wry, the dark and the light as well as the ironic, the jocular, the sarcastic, the political, the mischievous, the ambiguous, the thought-provoking, just to name a few.

Juror's choice

Natalia Hennig: Hello, I'm Your New Friend 

Honourable mentions

Eszter Papp"I will finish this level then I swear I’ll go to bed" – Inspired by Vermeer: A Young Woman Seated at the Virginals

Andi Schreiber: Lighten Up

Ekaterina Zhingel: Something Wrong With the Rabbit No. 2


Exhibiting photographers

Bruce Berkow (New York, NY, USA), Eva Brunner (Berlin, Germany), Douglas Caldwell (Stratford, Ontario, Canada), Michela Carmazzi (London, UK), Thouly Dosios (Los Angeles, CA, USA), Anja Engelke (Bremen, Germany), Catherine Fairchild (Houston, TX, USA), Alyssa Fujita Karoui (San Francisco, CA, USA), Danielle L Goldstein (New York, NY, USA), László Göndör (Budapest, Hungary), Natalia Hennig (Gdynia, Poland), Dóra Lázár (Hungary), Joanna Madloch (Montclair, NJ, USA), Rose Materdomini (New York, NY, USA), Trevor Messersmith (Marlboro, NY, USA), Danielle "deo" Owensby (Chicago, IL, USA), Palomares Aceñero (Barcelona, Spain), Eszter Papp (Budapest, Hungary), Simon Riemer (Hamburg, Germany), Marco Ristuccia (Berlin, Germany), Andi Schreiber (Scarsdale, NY, USA), Lucia Simone (Roma, Italy), Zoltán Vadászi (Budapest, Hungary), Dineke Versluis (Rotterdam, Netherlands), Dawn Watson (Hastings on Hudson, NY, USA), Ekaterina Zhingel (Moscow, Russia)

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