Budapest Calling: The Art of Photography 2021
A collaborative juried group international exhibition of contemporary photography
In collaboration with
Centro Sperimentale di Fotografia Adams
Via Biagio Ballai, 12
September 10–19, 2021
Exhibited Work: Everyone You Used to Know
A KromArt Gallery / Centro Sperimentale di Fotografia Adams Exhibition in Budapest, Hungary.Although photography first emerged as a technological invention, it was also quickly conceived as an artistic practice as well. Pictorialist photographs in the nineteenth century were created to look like paintings, while advocates of straight photography in the first part of the twentieth century strived for the purely photographic means of creating photographic meanings. Street photographers devote the medium to capturing the fleeting moment, while in the last decades of the 20th century many photographers turned to staging and directing in order to utilize photography for artistic visual communication. Art photography also includes numerous genres and creative practices from portraiture, landscape and still life to abstract and conceptual photography. In this exhibition, contemporary photographers show how they understand art photography in the 21st century.
Il Centro Sperimentale di Fotografia Adams (The Experimental Center of Photography) – CSF ADAMS is a renowned Italian centre for photography with twenty years of experience with countless exhibitions to its credit and which over the years has distinguished itself for its production and photographic distribution of the highest quality. Every year, CSF Adams organizes various exhibitions, workshops, photographic events and projects, as well as collaborations with public and private entities such as: Emergency, Amnesty International, the Municipality of Rome, the Lazio Region and many others.
Inaugurated in October 2017, KromArt is an independent gallery dedicated to the promotion of international artists and works that stand out for their originality and quality, with an interest not only in photography, but also in all forms of art and in the contamination between genres.
PH21 Gallery is a contemporary exhibition space established in 2012 in Budapest, Hungary. The gallery curates open group and solo exhibitions for contemporary photographers around the world, both emerging and established.
Curator & Juror of Awards
Luisa Briganti is a professional photographer and director at the Centro Sperimentale di Fotografia Adams in Rome (CSF Adams). Her works have been exhibited all over the world. Some of her most important exhibitions have been: Metropolitan Solo – urban commuters after 9/11, exhibited during the “Italian Cultural Week 2004” in Beijing, China; Places of Memory – a tribute to the life and work of Pierpaolo Pasolini at the International Festival of Photography in Rome, Italy in 2006. Step by two - Clung to one another ecstasy is reached, presented during Prague Photo 2016 edition, Prague, Czech Republic.
Works from Step by two were selected to participate in the group exhibitions Motion at PH21 Gallery in Budapest, Hungary, in February 2017 and, in April of the same year, Woman's essence at Espace Commines, Paris, France. Also in April, her project Annuska was exhibited during Prague Photo 2017 edition. Since 2008, Luisa is one of the organizers of Cascina Farsetti Art Photography and more, an exceptional kermesse that takes place in Villa Pamphili Park in Rome thanks to the effort of CSF Adams. In 2012, Cascinafarsetti Art linked with the name of KromArt Expo, which debuted in June of the same year in the beautiful setting of the Appia Antica Park in Rome. In 2012/13 she realized, in collaboration with the students of CSF Adams, a photographic installation for the collective art event Rebirth - day by Michelangelo Pistoletto. She promotes since 2017 the photographic culture of talented artists and beginners through group and solo exhibitions in Italy and abroad.