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Shape – Barcelona

A curated international photography exhibition

November 3–13, 2022, PH21@Barcelona                                                newsletter

Ovule #1
Look over
Trees and birds
Brookings Beach
Impressions, Bandon
Sine Wave (y=sinx)
Sound Bar
Behind the Sacristy
Sensual Snowstorm Vision
Data No. 1
Data No. 2
Delta Spring
Sandwich Shop
Closed Door
Archi Fiction 1
3 to 1
Involutional Isometries 1
Floating Figs
Chakras No. 1
Chakras No. 4
Villa Real
Moon Shadow
Cayenne Hazel
Whimsical Jasmine
Pandemic Shadows 106 purple petals & shadows
Pandemic Shadows 107 paint building
Paper Flower
Used Words
Radici No. 2
Radici No. 6
Portrait of Scout
In a Solar Future
Inner World
Yemen Flight
Parallelograms, Square and a Circle
Chairs Shadow Dancing, Brooklyn
Shadow Secrets 1
Shadow Secrets 2
Slice of Life
Traces No. 1
Ovule #2
Shrouded in Mystery 5
Shrouded in Mystery 6
Light Next Door
Tampa 1
Tampa 2
Shape No. 2
Shape No. 6
Woodland dance
Mimicry No. 1
Forest in Winter
Yellowstone National Park in Winter
Anatomies nº 1
Le Cirque 3
Le Cirque 5
Pattern 5502
Micro Cosmos 1
Micro Cosmos 2
Afternoon shadows
J Entends
J Entends Encore
Creation of Sun
Sagrada Familia Ceiling
Symmetria 1
Yellow Pipes
Griffes 1
Aliens were here
A glass in space
Light and shadow

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Shapes are one of the most important aspects of creative photographic compositions. Living beings and inanimate objects, including the built environment come in many forms, and photographers often rely on the creative possibilities offered by their shape. While in some cases the images of things only have a depictive function, at the other end of the spectrum abstract photography concentrates on shapes and forms for their own sake up to a point when we can no longer recognise the depicted objects themselves. Between being either insignificant or the only significant element, the shape of recognisable forms may also be the driving compositional component of an image. That is, the shape of living beings and objects may be of central importance to the composition of photographs not only in abstract photography but also in virtually all other photographic genres. These images capture our attention and stand out for their creative compositional form.


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.

Curator's choice

Gary Justis: Ovule #1

Honourable mentions

Iveta LazdinaLook over

Jaume Llorens: Trees and birds

Trevor Messersmith: Hotel

Exhibiting photographers

Debra Achen (Monterey, CA, USA), Robert Atwater (Hampton Bays, NY, USA), Noémi B.Tier (Budapest, Hungary), Paola Francesca Barone (Naples, Italy), Yvan Bédard (Neuville, Qc, Canada), Jean-Claude Bise (Neuchâtel, Switzerland), Rick Bowers (Silver Sprong, MD, USA), Lindsay Brice (New York, NY, USA), Eva Brunner (Berlin, Germany), Nancy Stalnaker Bundy (Minneapolis, MN, USA), Thierry Camus (Paris, France), Jessica Chen (San Francisco, CA, USA), Roxana Constantinescu (Bucharest, Romania), Dorie Dahlberg (Long Branch, NJ, USA), Oana Daian (Iasi, Romania), Paul Delpani (Vienna, Austria), Todd Dieringer (Akron, OH, USA), Mark A. Dierker (Dubuque, IA, USA), Sylvie Domergue (Antananarivo, Madagascar), Laurie Toby Edison (San Francisco, CA, USA), Mike Eubanks (Fallston, MD, USA), Leonardo Fiori (Fosciandora (Lucca, Italy), Christopher Fluder (New York, NY, USA), Sari Fried-Fiori (Katy, TX, USA), Roger Gaess (Brussels, Belgium), Yiannis Galanopoulos (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates), Carole Glauber (Ra’anana, Israel), Roger Gottlieb (Port Jervis, NY, USA), Maureen J Haldeman (Los Angeles, CA, USA), Sam Haynes (London, UK), Darnia Hobson (Diamond Harbour, New Zealand), Leena Holmström (Oulu, Finland), Yan Jin (New York, NY, USA), Gary Justis (Bloomington, IL, USA), Ray Knox (London, UK), Inbal Kristin (Ashkelon, Israel), Doris Kundratitz (Innsbruck, Austria), Iveta Lazdina (Sigulda, Latvia), Vincent Leandro (Talent, OR, USA), Joe LeGrand (St. Petersburg, FL, USA), Shifra Levyathan (Ramat-Gan, Israel), Gavin Libotte (Sydney, Australia), Jaume Llorens (Banyoles, Catalonia), Michelle Luke (Kalispell, MT, USA), Richard Luxton (Bristol, UK), Roman Martynenko (Dunlap, CA, USA), Debbie McCulliss (Greenwood Village, CO, USA), Trevor Messersmith (Poughkeepsie, NY, USA), Jose Ney Mila Espinosa (Kissimmee, FL, USA), Meredith Mullins (Paris, France), Fern L. Nesson (Cambridge, MA, USA), Joseph O’Neill (New York, NY, USA), Fanni Orosz (Cegléd, Hungary), Judit Pavone (Budapest, Hungary), Léna Piani (Ajaccio, France), Inna Rogatchi (Turku, Finland), Robert A Schaefer, Jr. (New Orleans, LA, USA), Alfred Schupler (Bucharest, Romania), Carl Shubs (Los Angeles, CA, USA), Dina Sirat (Netanya, Israel), Allan Syphers (Gwynedd Valley, PA, USA), Karolina Tutaj (Kraków, Poland), MG Vander Elst (Brooklyn, NY, USA), Tamás Varga (Budapest, Hungary), Ioana Vrabie (Barcelona, Spain), Eiji Yamamoto (Saarbruecken, Germany), Jagoda Zwiernik (Edinburgh, UK)

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