• 60 exhibitions • 240 artists from 17 countries • 20 curators • 40 venues
The PhotoBiennale/20th International Photography Meeting is organized by the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography - the sole museum funded by the Greek state exclusively dedicated to photography- founded in1998; its basic principle is three-fold: to create a collection, to preserve works of cultural legacy but also to promote contemporary artistic creation.
The PhotoBiennale is firmly situated amongst other European festivals of photography, namely Fotografia in Rome and PhotoEspana in Madrid, all running concurrently in the spring this year during the months of April and May.
Evolving from the annual institution of the international photography meeting organized for 19 consecutive years in Thessaloniki (from which the 9 latter ones by the Museum) the PhotoBiennale this year announces a change in its periodicity – from now on it will take place every two years as with its next scheduled meeting in 2o10 – as well as changes in its structure.
The Meeting includes exhibitions, activities – portfolio reviews, award shows, lectures, colloquia, workshops, masterclasses – as well as events running parallel to the meeting. The exhibition programme of the PhotoBiennale is divided in three sections: the exhibitions included in the central thematic core, as it is usually determined in every Meeting, the exhibitions placed in the parallel program where different themes are presented, and finally the exhibitions of the art galleries which propose the exhibition and the artist or artists of their choice.
The exhibition programme has a central thematic core: for 2008 the thematic core is time (chronos), for 2010 place (topos) is provisionally planned as its thematic core and discourse (logos) for 2012. This thematic core is enveloped by exhibitions presented in museums, art galleries and state exhibition spaces (museums or renovated buildings) throughout the city of Thessaloniki and the surrounding area.
The theme in its wider sense but always tightly connected to photography is the choice of the co-ordinator of the programme and is materialized with the cooperation of curators, collectors, institutions, creators seeking the creation of multiple dialogues.
Two more shots from the same exhibition in the workshop
snunney, danos, carper, japiey, chrkont, greek, xavshot, bracasha75, azaf1, Vato_Law, Cricri, dip, alvaraalto, Tue, jusninasirun, maltese, delkoo, flory, ramesh_lalwani, TeresaT, siolaw, AiresSantos, Cretense, Gerrit, rigoletto, bostankorkulugu, John_F_Kennedy, saylan-cb, ChrisJ, UlfE, gary91, doubay, kiks, steliosk, riclopes, Xalkida has marked this note useful
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snunney (80647) 2008-05-10 8:39
A good capture of this man fascinated by the work of art. Very good conversion to black and white with a good range of tones and excellent clarity.
carper (96) 2008-05-10 9:23
a very good piece of art photogreaphy here Thomas,
fine black and white and it is so nice that each of us have there own fantasie by a shot like this, very good photojob, have a nice days.
chrkont (4005) 2008-05-10 9:51
Γεια σου Θωμά
Πολύ έξυπνη και αστεία φωτογραφία. Έπιασες μια στιγμή αυθόρμητης περιέργειας. Τα καλά της μεγάλης πόλης, τέτοιες εκθέσεις δεν θα δει ποτέ η επαρχία στην Ελλάδα.
Ευχαριστούμε για την παρουσίασης
japiey (10163) 2008-05-10 9:57
How do we see art?
Art is part of life..and it originates from our daily life until mystery of life and death...
Here you symbolically define the character of art expressed decoratively.. !! ... and it has not only the image regim, but the spiritual energy. The interconnected relation between the character and the expression is pointed out well,as words, gesture, tools, medium....
All the best, dear THOMAS.
xavshot (69835) 2008-05-10 10:14
très belle photo... qui colle superbement au choix du n&b. J'aime beaucoup la touche d'humour de cette image. Bravo.
bracasha75 (24517) 2008-05-10 10:14
Well well what give there for seen
haha very good image who present us curiosity from both side to watch and see other side
and that is so from child time to the last years of live
greek (7594) 2008-05-10 10:32
omorfi skini realistiki,prosegmeni opws panda kai endiaferon simeiwma, γαλαντής
athanvas (2369) 2008-05-10 10:44
Geia sou thoma
poly wraia h aspomayrh foto sou, h aythormiti stigmh deinei dymamh sto kadro
Vato_Law (12720) 2008-05-10 12:16
funny attitude you caught from this guy which seems to be trying to see something more about the photos:)
Your B&W conversion is very good with a good tonal range.
The only but I can find here is the lack of simmetry of the photo frame with yours but this is a minor detail.
Cricri (103055) 2008-05-10 12:33
Ah Ah Thomas, voila une bien curieuse image, ça laisse de nouveau place a l'imagination.....
et puis je regarde les WS, quel art, quel travail merveilleux, trés belle idée avec un bon choix du N/B, BRAVO
Have a nice weekend for you
dip (23528) 2008-05-10 14:20
Geia sou Thoma,
prospathisa na katalavo ti deixnei auti i fotografia ston toixo kai to katalava otan eida kai tis alles duo sto WS,
poli kali i idea sou gia auto to kadrarisma ,
oraio kai to timing me ton tupo mprosta stin fotografia,
mia ekthesi pou tha ithela poli ki'ego na do,
alvaraalto (6123) 2008-05-10 15:10
Great promo for this PhotoBiennale.
I think next year this picture is one of the crowd pullers :-)
Tue (27396) 2008-05-10 15:38
Excellent photo that gives a very nice impression of this exhibition at the museum of photography. Very good capture of this visitor in front of the tilted photo that only is partly visible. Very well done and thanks for sharing!
jusninasirun (17160) 2008-05-10 20:22
Hello Thomas. Pleasant black and white with good saturation and contrast. Excellent perspective in a lot of curiosity being posed. Regards. Jusni
maltese (22853) 2008-05-10 22:54
Une très belle série avec ces différents WS, j'aime beaucoup par sa lumière et l'expression le premier ws!!
Une très belle réalisation avec un très bon PP N&B
TopGeo (38192) 2008-05-11 0:06
Geia soy Thoma.
Me liges grammes mas meteferes sto pneyma ths PhotoBiennale pou provalei kai thn photo kai tin Thessaloniki!
Kales eikones me toys theates kai ta themata.
Kali i simiosi
danos (84321) 2008-05-11 0:30
τυχερός που βρίσκεσαι στην Θεσσσαλονίκη και μπορείς να παρακολουθήσεις αυτή την PhotoBiennale.Είδα και τις άλλες δύο φωτό όπως έχω δει και πολλές άλλες εκθέσεις που γίνονται σε διάφορους χώρους της Αθήνας.Δεν ξέρω τι γίνεται και επειδή έχουν τελειώσει φαίνεται τα θέματα την τελευταία φορά είδα στον πολυχώρο του μουσείου Μπενάκη να εκθέτουν καμμιά 70ριά φωτογράφοι με το 70% να παρουσιάζουν κουνημένες φωτό ή κομμένες σε διαφορα τμήματα.εγώ προσωπικά δεν μπορώ να παρακολουθήσω τέτοιες καλλιτεχνίες.
delkoo (68) 2008-05-11 0:35
i would have liked to see the whole photo, this imposing man prevents to see, unless he is very interested in a specific point of anatomy model!!!!
azaf1 (15929) 2008-05-11 0:56
Poli kali h A/M, opos mas exeis sinithisei. Mou aresei h ifi kai to kadrarisma tis pou dimiourgei ena omorfo sinothilevma sximaton.
epaino vevaios kai anipomono na ta poume ki apo konta
flory (4848) 2008-05-11 1:35
hehe,great!why not?if he find the best angle.../thanks for presenting us this event!
TeresaT (10806) 2008-05-11 10:47
It is certainly a funny compostion.
The man is very well postioned here ;-)
Nice choice for the black and white.
drago (4826) 2008-05-11 11:24
Καταπληκτική η σκηνή Θωμά,πολύ γέλιο..!Ο λίγο ευτραφούλης νεαρός τα είδε όλα!
jasmis (57824) 2008-05-11 22:52
Funny. Smart composition. Some kind of minimalism.
siolaw (38080) 2008-05-11 23:15
I have to confess, i may also have had a look!!! Very funny compo with good coversion and sharp too.
The framing is spot on.
Ta leme file!
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-05-11 23:41
Great capture with the man looking the art's work. Well chosen the black and white. Nice tones and framing
Have a nice week
Cretense (68685) 2008-05-12 2:41
Γεια σου Θωμά!
Απίστευτη και πολύ χιουμοριστική εικονα κατεγραψες εδώ, εξαιρετικο το κλειστό σου κάδρο και το timing, πολυ ωραία σύνθεση και εξαιρετική επιλογή του ασπρόμαυρου! Νομίζω ότι κάθε ταλαίπωρο αρσενικό θα έκανε την ιδια κίνηση, είναι στη φύση μας, πραγματικά σέρνει καράβι, και πολυ καλά κάνει! Συγχαρητήρια!
leo61 (0) 2008-05-12 12:10
A nice scene from the museum and you captured it very well.
First ,I thought,why this tilt,but viewing longer,I like it.It gives more interest to the image.
Gerrit (45828) 2008-05-12 13:49
the light on the man's big back is very good. He seems not to know where to look. Always difficult with art and women.
UnTrained (0) 2008-05-13 4:11
it looks a bit as you are some kind of a voyeur here ? ;-)
Well seen curiosity of this visitor well captured.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
rigoletto (34231) 2008-05-13 14:48
I am soooo jealous of that great photography event in your city.
Upon seeing the workshops, i can imagine how humorous photos could be taken there. And you didn't miss that opportunity here as well.
Striking humor :)
bostankorkulugu (41990) 2008-05-14 4:14
:Dthis is sooo cool thoma... reminds me especially of this workshop of mine, also this one for this shot of deniz (rigoletto)...
everyone would do the same thing, right?... i would definitely do it!>:P...
John_F_Kennedy (42048) 2008-05-14 5:15
What an excellent capture of lights. A beautiful view of art in art. It's a wonderful shot.
tehanu_f (6896) 2008-05-15 0:45
I like the humour in it. BW choice is very fitting. But most of all, I like the way you obscured the photo. The viewer has to look at it closely and guess what it is. )))
saylan-cb (12738) 2008-05-15 3:16
Very nice capture.Great B/W and with good saturation and contrast.
ChrisJ (95136) 2008-05-16 22:23
Good tonal range, lighting contrast & sharpness, in this superb b&w image. The art exhibition of the nude contortionist, being surveyed by the passer by in the fg, is well captured here. Tfs!
UlfE (14641) 2008-05-18 5:39
Excellent artwork shot. I love the way you have capured the man studying the sculpture. It no doubt about that he enjoys it. TFS!
Merline (0) 2008-05-18 6:56
Hehe, this makes me smile a lot:-), funny and also a good piece of photography, you seized the right moment ! I just wonder if you could have gotten a bit more contrast in the b/w, altough the tonal range of greys is lovely, I miss a bit of a stronger boost. Personal opinion.
My very kind regards and thanks for your critique on pigeon man, I was touched by it dear Thomas.
veronika (6052) 2008-05-20 7:21
a bit funny shot, when i realize what is the man looking at :)
I like the compo and black and white toning, good capture.
jafadabret (56501) 2008-05-20 22:32
J'aime beaucoup la composition qui met la photo dans la photo et cet homme qui est en admiration. Les gris sont bien calibrés pour faire une très belle image.
gary91 (15348) 2008-05-21 5:34
Great image and very fine b&w composition.
The tilt of the frame in the opposite direction that the man is leaning is very good and gives a lot of movement to the image. The b&w processing is just perfect. Great work.
Have a nice day,
Best regards, Christian
doubay (2093) 2008-05-21 15:02
Ops! Edo kati poli kalo mu xefige. Zito chilia signomi pu den timisa protitera tin fotografia afti kathos ke tis ales dio sto WS. Oles mu aresun poli, ean ke etuti edo ine ondos i kaliteri. Poli kalitechniki, exipni ke propandos chiumoristiki. O tipos dichni pragmati san na prospathi na di ti krivete anamesa sta podia tis gimnis akrovatisas. Poli kalo!
kiks (11749) 2008-05-23 14:39
:-))) Very well seen this moment!!
I wish i could shot this kind of images. Maybe someday i'll get it but in the meantime i can enjoy it from you.
Have a nice weekend
steliosk (4802) 2008-05-25 9:27
Ela 8wma epanhl8a me pontous auth th fora xexe.
poly gelio eriksa edw exw dei analoges fwtografies kapoia kopela se afissa px me shkwmenh th fousta apo ton aera kai o papous na koitazei apo katw, na exei xwesei kyriolektika to kefali tou. Empneusmenes apo kapoio megalo fwtografo pou to onoma tou mou diafeugei auth th stigmh.
Euxaristoume gia to click kai thn parousiash ;)
H ekfrash tou an8rwpou einai ola ta lefta. Erwtotropei karga me to kadro!! xexexexe.. aksios!
Polonaise (5802) 2008-05-31 6:52
A nude photography....
Have you notice Thomas, how incredibly little progress the nude photography made since the beginning of times...?
When you flip the pages of the old photo magazines and books - these kind of pictures were there in 40', 50'...Even earlier than that...
As a young photography enthusiast in the sixties, I've attended almost every photo exhibition and a half of them were with the nude photography exactly as the one you show in your series...
On the other hand...
How little progress was made actually to ANY field of photography, except one element...The digitization !! (but that is rather a technical aspect, and not the substance of the photography.
Oh, well... I guess - some things never change...
Warm greetings for you, old buddy
riclopes (35577) 2008-06-10 1:17
What an interesting exhibition and set of 3 photos from you, Thomas. I don't know which one I like more...It was a pleasant surprise to discover the funny/dramatic WSs. This is quite abstract at first but once you find out what's those strange giant lips are, a big laugh happens :D Great timming here, no doubt.
Xalkida (11744) 2008-06-27 4:58
Να είναι αυγό, να είναι πόδι; Τι καλλιτεχνικό κοιτάζει ο τύπος; :)
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ΜΠΗΚΕ ΚΑΙ ΑΥΤΗ ΣΤΟ ΘΕΜΑ ΜΟΥ "IN AND OUT OF MUSEUMS".
- Copyright: Thomas Zeglis (syd1946) (18663)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2008-04-11
- Categories: Festivals, Humorous, Event, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Fuji FinePix F10
- Exposure: f/3.4, 1/40 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Kiks Favorites on TE [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-05-10 8:26