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.
wondered what it would feel like to be naked in the big city. So she embarked on a project of self-portraits in some unlikely public places.
A magical real-life tale of a young mother and her daughter coming to terms with life and dreams and fantasies while growing up together in a strange land.
Drawing on a huge collection of anonymous photographs and vintage postcards, the photos here have all been brazenly tampered with in one way or another — digital collage, color tinting, incongruous juxtapositions — to create fresh and complex imagined portraits.
For two decades, Pettersson has documented this complex country as broadly as he can — with photographs of whites-only Afrikaans communities, the bourgeois life of the 'black diamonds', poor urban life in the country's endless townships, and even scenes from tradition-bound Xhosa tribespeople.