A SENSE OF PLACE
© Juan Fabuel
CALL FOR ENTRIES
A SENSE OF PLACE
+++ The call is closed, thank you to everyone who participated! The selected artists will be announced on February 25, 2023 +++
The selected artists will take part in a group show at B-Part Exhibition, the gallery of B-Part Am Gleisdreieck in Berlin in April 2023.
In our photographic practice, we often feel a special resonance with the places depicted in our images. They exert on us a certain attraction that can sometimes be used as a starting point for our creative process. But are those photographs really about the place itself, or about the relationship we have with it? Why are some places vibrating within us more than others? Is it because they carry a certain symbolism, or a feeling of belonging? Because they are related to a specific time in history and became a place of collective memory? Or because we have a kind of emotional relationship with them, in that they tell something about our roots, identity, family or personal story?
By definition, a sense of place relates to how someone perceives and experiences an environment. It can be described as a conscious awareness or sensation of a region or location. This incorporates the physical nature of a place but also our emotional response to it, reflecting the way we connect with our environment. This feeling of belonging is essential and fragile at the same time, because it can be altered by external factors such as urban or climate change that can jeopardize the ancestral homeland and rights of certain communities. Our photographs are also important in this sense because they contribute to the legacy that we leave for future generations, so they can see and feel our way of life and the deep connections we as individuals experience.
What draws us to specific locations and the attachments we develop also come from culture or identity. Whether we are brought up in a natural or built environment will have a profound influence on how we photograph.
Whether indoors or outdoors, in urban, natural, private or public spaces, we would like to discover how the spaces depicted in your images resonate with you and with the world, conveying a certain sense of place.
Series as well as individual images are accepted.
The selected artists will take part in a collective exhibition at B-Part Exhibition, the gallery of B-Part Am Gleisdreieck in Berlin in April 2023.
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February 3, 2023
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Guidelines and rules
Carefully read the guidelines and rules before submitting your work:
© image: 14,24 #4 by Juan Fabuel