I’m always happy and excited when I participate in a photography exhibition. But it means the world to me when I’m able to showcase my work in my home country. Blank Wall Gallery, in Athens, Greece, is hosting their next exhibition with participating artists from around the world. The exhibition will be on from the 31st of March until the 13th of April, 2017.
The theme of this group exhibition is “Monochrome”. I’m participating with my black and white image “20 RMB”. The photograph was shot in Yangshuo, China. It depicts one of the cormorant fishermen of Li river while he’s throwing his net for a catch. The title was inspired after I had a discussion with a local tour guide. What she mentioned is that the backdrop of the fisherman is exactly the same scenery as the one depicted in the 20 renminbi chinese bank note. From a quick look at it, I realized the tour guide was accurate. A happy coincidence, I guess.
A few words about “Monochrome”:
Monochrome photographs have their own dynamic as they present a different aspect of reality. When the photographer decides to present an image in only one color, this is done because they want to present what they see in a different way; to stress on the subject rather than the colors and the general feeling they create. Sometimes monochrome photographs are presented in a hue. This is the photographers’ choice, as they want to communicate a message. Whether this message becomes understood, or reaches its recipients, it is up to the viewers to say. It is always interesting to see what the photographer imagines when he or she decides to take a picture. This is what makes people so interested in monochrome photographs. The new emerging from something familiar, which seems known, but so different at the same time.
For more photographs of the exhibition, you can visit the below link: Monochrome – 2017