PH21 Gallery
PH21 Gallery

Personality: Contemporary Portraiture

A curated international photography exhibition at the PH21 Photography Gallery

March 10 – April 2, 2022                                              

Portraiture emerged as one of the most prominent genres of depictive media early in the history of the visual arts, and the tacit or explicit rules, conventions and cultural expectations have always influenced the ways by which artists approached the genre. Photography is no exception; numerous different and characteristic styles of portraiture emerged throughout the history of the medium. Today we live in an exciting new era for portraiture. There has never been a time in human history when so many portraits and self-portraits were produced day after day as in the era of digital technologies. Photographers have responded to the cultural, social and technological changes by reinterpreting the age-old genre of portraiture, and it is always an exciting and rewarding task to organize an exhibition for some of the recent achievements in the field.​

(c) pauldelpani / CdV – Contemporary

Exhibiting photographers

Andrea Abonyi (Pasadena, CA, USA), Mildred Alpern (New York, NY, USA), Andreea Andrei (Chertsey, UK), Norman Aragones (San Jose, CA, USA), Jeremy Bach (Canandaigua, NY, USA), Emmanuelle Becker (Paris, France), Stu Bloom (Fairfield, CT, USA), Marco Bordignon (Accra, Ghana), Lynne Breitfeller (Emerson, NJ, USA), Nancy Stalnaker Bundy (Minneapolis, MN, USA), Catherine Caddigan (Randolph, MA, USA), Matteo Capone (Rome, Italy), Jenny Chernansky (New Orleans, LA, USA), CSI Csapó Ida (Budapest, Hungary), Dorie Dahlberg (Long Branch, NJ, USA), Paul Delpani (Vienna, Austria), Frédéric Deschênes (Montréal, Québec, Canada), Peter Devenyi (Ottawa, Canada), DK (Ljubljana, Slovenia), Sylvie Domergue (Antananarivo, Madagascar), Michael Epps (New York, NY, USA), Miren Etcheverry (Cambridge, MA, USA), Christopher Fluder (New York, NY, USA), Sari Fried-Fiori (Katy, TX, USA), Anita M. Garza (Kokomo, IN, USA), Paul Gravett (New Westminster, BC, Canada), Leena Holmström (Oulu, Finland), Ashley Howard (Newton, MA, USA), Erin Jennings (Memphis, TN, USA), Gary Justis (Bloomington, IL, USA), Phanuphan Kitsawaeng (Los Angeles, CA, USA), Angelika Kollin (Riverview, FL, USA), John Kosmer (Fly Creek, NY, USA), Ladka Kurzrock (Sydney, Australia), Stefanie Lebowski (Paris, France), Shifra Levyathan (Ramat-Gan, Israel), Roddy MacInnes (Denver, CO, USA), Joanna Madloch (Montclair, NJ, USA), Tomislav Marcijuš (Osijek, Croatia), Benny Migliorino (Migs) (Patchogue, NY, USA), Janet Milhomme (Los Angeles, CA, USA), CA, USA), Sabine Nagel (frau_odysseus) (Potsdam, Germany), Laila Nahar (Folsom, CA, USA), Stefan Neagu (Onesti, Romania), Clare Newton (London, UK), Lorraine Ning (Chicago, IL, USA), Susan Reyman (Chicago, IL, USA), Inna Rogatchi (Turku, Finland), Marian Rubin (Montclair, NJ, USA), Miranda Schmitz (Lier, Belgium), Krisztina Szalmás (Budapest, Hungary), Tamás Varga (Budapest, Hungary), Silvia Vaulà (Torino, Italy), Eddy Verloes (Boutersem, Belgium), Juan Pablo Vivanco (Ciudad de México, México), Chun Wang (Brooklyn, NY, USA), Jared Witherspoon (St. Louis, MO, USA), Georg Worecki (Daleiden, Germany), Eiji Yamamoto (Saarbruecken, Germany), Root Yarden (Upper Galilee, Israel)


The art of photography – PH21 @Barcelona

Neue Gruppen-Ausstellung von 22. August bis 29. August 2021 im PH21 in Barcelona: ‘The art of photography’

Eröffnung am 22-8-2021 um 20.00 Uhr. Es gibt dazu auch einen Facebook Opening Event – Join

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 meaning. Street photographers devoted the medium to capturing the fleeting moment, while in the last part of the twentieth 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 call we asked contemporary photographers to show how they understand photography as a fine art practice in the twenty first century.

​This PH21 Gallery exhibition is presented in Barcelona, Catalonia Spain, in collaboration with Valid World Hall Gallery, a renowned centre for the visual arts.

Curator’s choice

Ioana VrabieGolden Traces

Honourable mentions

Emmanuelle BeckerPostcards from my Memory No. 33

Angela Lucari: She is a dancer No. 1

Ron MayhewMagnolia Bloom

Exhibiting photographers

Jerry Allison (Estes Park, CO, USA), Andreea Andrei (Chertsey, UK), Val Asuga (Minsk, Republic of Belarus), Karin Bauer (Bisamberg, Austria), Emmanuelle Becker (Paris, France), Stu Bloom (Fairfield, CT, USA), Marco Bordignon (Accra, Ghana), Lindsay Brice (New York, NY, USA), Buchen/Goodwin (Santa Fe, NM, USA), Preston Buchtel (Cleveland, OH, USA), Chris Byrnes (Newcastle, Australia), Catherine Caddigan (Randolph, MA, USA), Tommaso Carrara (London, UK), Ionut Cirja (Iasi, Romania), David A. Cohen (Evanston, IL, USA), Dorie Dahlberg (Long Branch, NJ, USA), Paul Delpani (Vienna, Austria), Peter Devenyi (Ottawa, Canada), Mark A. Dierker (Dubuque, IA, USA), Laurie Toby Edison (San Francisco, CA, USA), Olivia Fernandez (Berlin, Germany), Christopher Ferreria (San Diego, CA, USA), László Gálos (Ammerzoden, Netherlands), Nadia Gativa (Zaragoza, Spain), Michael Goldrei (Vienna, Austria), Paul Gravett (New Westminster, BC, Canada), Maureen J Haldeman (Los Angeles, CA, Hungary), Dave Hanson (Price, UT, USA), Juta Jazz (Nicosia, Cyprus), Gary Justis (Bloomington, IL, USA), Emilia Kashfian (Los Angeles, CA, USA), Inbal Kristin (Ashkelon, Israel), Erik Lamarca (New York, NY, USA), LART – Tóth Ágnes Réka (Budapest, Hungary), Lodiza LePore (Bennington, VT, USA), Aqua Lin (Taipei, Taiwan), Angela Lucari (Rome, Italy), Michelle Luke (Kalispell, MT, USA), Simone Madeo (Alessandria, Italy), marcellus (Roosendaal, Netherlands), Ron Mayhew (Bradenton, FL, USA), Debbie McCulliss (Greenwood Village, CO, USA), Johnny Mei (Chicago, IL, USA), Malgorzata Mikolajczyk (Warsaw, Poland), Raheleh Mohammad (Cleveland, OH, USA), Marco Musillo (Rimini, Italy), Nathan O’Brien (Minneapolis, MN, USA), Juergen Pawlik (Woerthsee, Germany), Léna Piani (Ajaccio, France), Katalin Pusztaszeri (Budapest, Hungary), Michael Reese (Atlanta, GA, USA), Inna Rogatchi (Turku, Finland), Jane Ross (London, UK), Joseph Rovegno (New York, NY, USA), Rpnunyez (Murcia, Spain), Sara Victoria Sandberg (Stockholm, Sweden), Lynn Saville (New York, NY, USA), Julius Schlosburg (Tucson, AZ, USA), Sára Sebestyén (Budapest, Hungary), Tina Sejbjerg (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Gal Shahar (Tel – Aviv, Israel), Carl Shubs (Los Angeles, CA, USA), Fabio Sozza (Brescia, Italy), Zsolt Székelyhidi (Budapest, Hungary), Tomo Tany (Tokyo, Japan), ZUNESUKA (New York, NY, USA), Ilya Trofimenko (Dresden, Germany), Rebecca Uliczka (San Luis Potosí, Mexico), Eszter Varga (Kecel, Hungary), Aristo Vopĕnka (Brussels, Belgium), Ioana Vrabie (Barcelona, Spain), Eiji Yamamoto (Saarbruecken, Germany), Jagoda Zwiernik (Żagań, Poland)

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[Title: edge] – (c) Paul Delpani

[Diva] Diva – so what, 2021 – (c) Paul Delpani