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.
Isolated, embargoed and widely misunderstood—this exhibition looks at North Korea from multiple viewpoints, attempting to bring outsiders closer to understanding the complex identity of the "Hermit Kingdom."
A touching portrait of a woman whose life-long companion has been art. Each day, for 90 years, she has drawn, illustrated, posed and created—doing her small part to bring a little more beauty into the world.
In this highly subjective collection, it seems like there is nothing new under the sun, it’s all be done, it is all derivative. Page after page we are treated to technically proficient photographs (crisp, colorful, evenly lit) that are completely lacking in soul and ideas.