The 2014 PhotoBiennale in Thessaloniki Greece brings together an impressive collection of diverse imagery by photographers from 23 countries. What binds them all together is the theme of Words (or Logos, in Greek), and how words, text and dialogue interact with photography to create a rich, multilayered experience for the viewers.
The festival has several large group exhibitions areas, as well as about 20 smaller venues — all in the ancient, delightful port city of Thessaloniki. The exhibitions are thoughtfully arranged, allowing visitors to make "aha" connections as the various photographic works create a sense of dialogue with each other, and with the viewers.
LensCulture is pleased to present over 60 of our favorite discoveries here in this preview.
Photo-poems in prose, fictional biographies told through pictures, a series of playful reminders which reveal the extraordinary role that chance plays in each and every life—from the ordinary to the most strange.
The photobook was front and center once again at this year's Paris Photo—these four books came out with top honors.
Left: Imaginary Club © Oliver Sieber
This new photobook documents the rapid, unprecedented change occurring in three new oil-rich nation-states bordering the Caspian Sea, while contrasting the not-yet-abandoned old ways of long-time inhabitants.