Art of Photography @Rome 2020
A juried group international exhibition of contemporary photography from PH21 Gallery, in collaboration with CSF Adams and KromArt Gallery
PH21 Gallery
KromArt Gallery
KromArt Gallery
Via Biagio Ballai, 12
00152 Roma
October 9 – 30, 2020
Opening Reception:
October 9, 2020
7:00 P.M. CET (UTC+1)
Exhibited Work: Unconscious Voices
Unconscious Voices, 2020
Unconscious Voices, 2020
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.
This PH21 Gallery exhibition is presented in Rome, Italy, in collaboration with KromArt Gallery and Centro Sperimentale di Fotografia Adams. 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.
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.
Curator & Juror of AWARDS
Zsolt Bátori
Zsolt is a philosopher of art and photographer. He currently serves as dean of the Faculty of Art and Creative Industries of the Budapest Metropolitan University, and visits the University of Murcia, Spain for regular research collaboration. He has conducted research and taught philosophy of art and photography courses at various universities in Hungary, the United States, Spain and Argentina, and has exhibited his photographic work internationally. Zsolt is also the founder and director of PH21 Gallery.