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.
celebrates its recent expansion with a blockbuster exhibition centered on the idea that today's photographers are animated by "a desire to visualize what lies behind the visible and to reveal the component parts of which our perception is actually made." Here is a preview of work by several young Dutch photographers.
In the Arab world, due to long-held religious beliefs and canonical teachings, the place of the image has always been an uneasy one — but modern technology has changed things dramatically, and here is an extensive overview of contemporary lens-based art.
Seeking a balance between the wild places of youth, and a pervasive sense of disconnectedness with the natural world.
An exploration of otherworldly occurrences in the wilderness of the Far North, where the extreme landscape imparts a heightened sense of being alive.