International Juried Photography Exhibition
MOTION > BLUR
Opening Reception: Saturday Dec 17TH 6-8PM.
EMAIL NOTIFICATION: NOV 12TH 4PM CST
Exhibition Dates: Dec 17TH -31ST, 2022
Juror: Sandrine Hermand-Grisel
In most cases, photography is used to “freeze time,” with a still image. Motion in photography creates a paradox: the image is a frozen moment in time but what is captured is an object that is a blur of motion – an apparent streaking, bending, distorting and /or movement of light and objects in the foreground or background of the image frame. Blur can demonstrate the velocity of movement. It can convey the emotional dimensions of the subject photographed, presenting dream like qualities by invoking the surreal and transitory nature of time passing. Meteors streak across the sky, ghostly figures move through a room, the artist paints shapes with a light source. These are some examples of how blur represents motion in time-lapse photography.
Praxis Gallery presents photographic art that demonstrates the fundamental qualities that make motion & blur a compelling element of contemporary photography.