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Shape – Rome

A curated international photography exhibition

October 15–24, 2021, PH21@Rome                                                       newsletter

A PH21 Gallery Exhibition in Rome, Italy

Curtain in My Room #5
The shutter
daylight-shapes in underground spaces (6)
Dunes’ Edge #7
Light Through Chaos
Serra. Bilbao, Spain
Staircase to Heaven
Checkerboard Floor
Desert House 3-3
Cubism in Nature
Nighthawk at the Bar:Ode to Edward Hopper
Pandemic Shadows 9 ovals
Red Rock (No. 3)
Regularly Scheduled Program
Geometric Shapes
A Study of Fragility No. 1
Conjunctive Points III
Shape No. 5
#1, Unrequited Love
Still Life with Peaches
The Arch
Homage à Moholy-Nagy
Reading Bruno Schultz
Inner Windows No. 3
Beliefs No. 3
Blue Dimensions
Waiting or Time And Space Relativity
Dripping liquid
Circles I

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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 is presented in Rome, Italy, in collaboration with KromArt Gallery and Centro Sperimentale di Fotografia Adams, a renowned Italian centre for photography.

Curator's choice

Allan Syphers: Exhausting

Honourable mentions

Li ChenCurtain in My Room #5

Shifra Levyathan: The shutter

Sabine Nagel (frau_odysseus): daylight-shapes in underground spaces (6)

Exhibiting photographers

Debra Achen (Monterey, CA, USA), Val Asuga (Minsk, Republic of Belarus), Robert Atwater (Southampton, NY, USA), Karin Bauer (Bisamberg, Austria), Marco Bordignon (Accra, Ghana), Lindsay Brice (New York, NY, USA), Buchen/Goodwin (Santa Fe, NM, USA), Li Chen (Shanghai, China), Dorie Dahlberg (Long Branch, NJ, USA), Peter Devenyi (Ottawa, Canada), Todd Dieringer (Akron, OH, USA), Mark A. Dierker (Dubuque, IA, USA), Laurie Toby Edison (San Francisco, CA, USA), Christopher Ferreria (San Diego, CA, USA), Christopher Fluder (New York, NY, USA), Sari Fried-Fiori (Katy, TX, USA), Simon Gellért (Csanádpalota, Hungary), Camilla Gorini (Milan, Italy), Maureen Haldeman (Los Angeles, CA, USA), Gary Justis (Bloomington, IL, USA), Inbal Kristin (Ashkelon, Israel), Shifra Levyathan (Ramat-Gan, Israel), Michelle Luke (Kalispell, MT, USA), Simone Madeo (Alessandria, Italy), marcellus (Roosendaal, Netherlands), Janet Milhomme (Woodland Hills, CA, USA), Sabine Nagel (frau_odysseus) (Potsdam, Germany), Fern L. Nesson (Cambridge, MA, USA), Léna Piani (Ajaccio, France), Inna Rogatchi (Turku, Finland), Simon Rose (Methoni, Messinia, Greece), Allan Syphers (Gwynedd Valle, PA, USA), Rebecca Uliczka (San Luis Potosí, Mexico), Eszter Varga (Kecel, Hungary), Ioana Vrabie (Barcelona, Spain), Eiji Yamamoto (Saarbruecken, Germany), Jagoda Zwiernik (Żagań, Poland)

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