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.
A full-screen slideshow preview of 68 photos that will be featured at one of the largest and most influential photography fairs.
Some favorite "unintended" photographs by Jean-Christophe Béchet reveal beauty of chance encounters of color film with light leaks, double exposures, and random juxtapositions.
Dona Schwartz's portraits of expectant parents in the nursery rooms they've created before their first child's birth — and empty nesters in the abandoned rooms of teenagers after they've left home — capture moments of life's transitions with richness of detail and emotion.