Photographic Visions – Winter 2020
A curated international photography exhibition
January 16 – February 8, 2020, Project Room 

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Photographic Visions is a biannual exhibition at PH21 Gallery, showing mini-series of works of selected artists who submitted their portfolio for our solo exhibition competition. This show follows the solo exhibition of the winner of the competition. Our aim is to celebrate the work of photographers whose portfolio is progressive and visionary, forwarding photography in the 21stcentury.

Photographic Visions – Winter 2020 presents three images in the form of mini-series from seven photographers.

Suzanne Gonsalez-Smith:Lost Childhood is my visual interpretation of dealing with the loss of childhood innocence, abuse and even death that affects so many children in the United States and worldwide. This stems from the current events of the day which are filled with an endless data pertaining to violence against children.”

Parick Hebert: In, If Not Always Of is a series of photographs in which a character or presence that I call, “The Oscillator,” appears in various landscapes. The Oscillator reflects its environment, without simply or easily being of its context. It queries our relationship to place and space, and our false distinctions between human and nature.

Izabela Jurcewicz: Body as a Negative. “As an inter-organ tumor patient, my situation was one of 300 cases worldwide where science had few answers to the cause and how to proceed. The medical procedures performed upon my body during the initial 9-hour surgery, live as a photographic negative in my life - the impact of this surgery exists as a living archive in my body, that produces images, including the ones that form this body of work. In this act of return, I replace the invasive surgical instrument with my camera as a receptive device to register, merge and enable a ritual of healing. From this work I than meet my Father, supporting him through his own cycle of trauma, as he had cancer in years 2016-2019.”

Stefanie Lebowski: “These images come from a large series, entitled On the Quays. Very attracted by the water's edge, and even more fascinated by what is happening on the quays of the rivers running through the big cities, I naturally started a series On the quays, during long walks in summers. It is in fact a documentary work, with a colourful and surprising aesthetic requirement.”

Martin Ludl: “I consider myself a photographic explorer. As an explorer of those moments that become our memories, part of our consciousness, of our impression of the world, of our anecdotally fanned out life. Not so much because my photographs would capture these moments and tell their stories. But because they themselves are such moments, part of such narratives.”

Yoshitaka Masuda: “The capital city of Tokyo is densely packed with buildings both big and small. In the skyline, we can see the scale and complexity of this. As people live their lives in this space, individual happiness, suffering, and hope all melt into the scenery.”

Michael Naify: Room 32: “This work is based on the alienation and disassociation stemming from a relationship that has ruptured under the strain of time while on vacation at a beach resort. The subjects are tied together intimately through bonds of time and emotion but are unable to confront their ghosts in a constructive way. “

This exhibition was supported by the Local Government of Ferencváros District (Budapest Főváros IX. Kerület Ferencváros Önkormányzata).

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