Group Exhibition: The Art of Photography
A juried international Photography Exhibition
in collaboration with
Centro Sperimentale di Fotografia Adams
Via Biagio Ballai, 12
00152 Roma, Italia
October 9 – 30, 2020
A PH21 Gallery Exhibition in Rome, Italy.
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 meanings. Street photographers devote the medium to capturing the fleeting moment, while in the last decades of the 20th century many photographers turned to staging and directing in order to utilize photography for artistic visual communication. 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 art photography in the 21st century.
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: Zsolt Bátori
Zsolt is a philosopher of art and photographer. He currently serves as director of the Institute of Art and Design Theory, Faculty of Art and Creative Industries, Budapest Metropolitan University, and visits the University of Murcia, Spain for regular research collaboration. He has conducted research and taught philosophy of art and photography courses at various universities in Hungary, the United States, Spain and Argentina, and has exhibited his photographic work internationally. Zsolt is also the founder and director of PH21 Gallery.