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January 19 @ 10:00 - February 14 @ 18:00
“Emerging Roots”: photography exhibition at esp+ gallery in Thessaloniki
esp+ gallery in Thessaloniki hosts the Photometria Awards 2023 photography exhibition entitled: Emerging Roots, with Martin Parr as judge.
Admission for the public is free.
Photography has always been linked to memory.
Particularly in the early days of the medium, a photograph not only brought back the memory of loved ones, but often replaced them as a physical presence. Having a picture of someone gave you the feeling that they were still with you.
Through photography a moment is preserved forever. It is the one that often keeps us connected to our roots, to our past and that whenever needed helps us to recreate imaginary moments that have passed.
The memories that are preserved are our identity and when these memories emerge in the present, they should be used for the purpose of knowledge and evolution.
But beware of misremembering, as not everything is always as we think it is! The theme of the Photometria International Photography Festival “Emerging Roots”, invites you to learn from your past, your roots and your memories.
To highlight it, to remember it and to create a better present and an even better future.
Let our emerging roots become levers for a better world.
The participants are:
Antonio Aragon Renuncio, Emerging Roots
Niloofar Balami, Sitting Alone
Alena Grom, Herbarium
Artem Humilevskyi, Marriage Ceremony
Filip Machač, Atillo
Martina Martorelli, Sixty Days
Sergey Poteryaev, Staraya Utka
Stefano Scagliarini, Dancing with My Roots
Evgeniya Strygina, Stay Afloat
Nella Stücker, I Went Missing
Martina Alice Tolotti, Unglory
Evgeniya Tsoy, The Grandmother’s Cup
Dimitris Asproloupos, Her Voguing Moment
Polydevis Asonitis, Karagiozis
Sakis Dazanis, Sunday Ride
Konstantinos Zilos, Atitlo
Michael Kuragios, The Roots of Tradition
Markos Kyprianos, Atitlo
Isidoros Blugaris, The Reflection of a Memory
Miranda Papadopoulou, Manufactured Dream
Dimitra Stathopoulou, The Shepherd
Panagiotis Tentes, Bathers VII
Sotiris Tsiros, Atillo
Yannis Hadjiyosif, Fumiko at Exohi
Martin Parr is one of the best known documentary photographers of his generation. With more than 100 self-published books and another 30 under his editorship, his photographic legacy is well established. Parr also acts as a curator and editor.
He has curated two photography festivals, Arles in 2004 and the Brighton Biennial in 2010. Most recently, Parr curated the Barbican exhibition, Strange and Familiar.
Parr has been a member of the Magnum Agency since 1994 and was President from 2013 to 2017. In 2013 Parr was appointed Professor of Photography at the University of Ulster.
Parr’s work has been collected by many important museums, including the Tate, the Pompidou and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Martin Parr established the Martin Parr Foundation in 2017.