Photography art galleries – the art of capturing the moments in time
True artists will tell you that you don’t take a photo, you make it. As any other form of art, a photography has its technical, “sterile” side, so as its sensitive, emotional and unsubstantial component. It demands developing of skills, knowledge, technics and using of quality equipment. But also, as any other form of art, there’s a deeper meaning and multilayered message in every good artistic photo. Photographing any scene is an ultimate attempt of capturing a passing moment in its deepest sense. A good photography should reflect a photographer’s observation of a world around him, expressing what he thinks and how he feels about what is being photographed. And finally, as any other form of art, it should use skilled combination of aesthetic, style, composition, objects, structures and all other components to create a picture that will disturb a viewer, intrigue him to think and feel about universal life themes and questions.
Although photography meets all standards of legitimateartistic form, it often faces prejudices of not being taken seriously enough and struggles to be accepted as fine art, along with classic painting. On the other hand, development of digital technology led to expansion of technical capabilities of today’s photography equipment, opening a whole new chapter of modern, high quality photography.
Despite the fact that photography still sometimes needs to fight its place in a world of classic art, many art galleries offer their facilities to photographers. Some of them feature exclusively fine art photography, others are open to experimental exhibitions and multimedial performances, and there are even art galleries providing photography courses and teaching programmes along with exhibitions. Themes and styles vary from vintage, made in an old fashioned way photos, to the modern contemporary art, photojournalism or fashion photography. Photography galleries often represent several artists at one exhibition, featuring one or two exhibitions per month. They are open to the audience during regular working hours of gallery. All of these art galleries also sell photography in all its forms and some of them help artists get in contact with local art dealers, art collectors or different non – profit photography organizations.
“A picture is worth a thousand words” applies to artistic photography without saying. And if you recall that every snapshot is an attempt to capture one unique passing moment and express its beauty, an emotion and a meaning to a viewer, just imagine how many stories, mixed into a great experience, you get to carry out of the gallery, when you spend an hour or two walking down the halls and absorbing these “captured moments” and their stories collected on the walls around you.
Photography art galleries give the opportunity to photographers to show their work, reach the audience through everything they’ve expressed in their photos, get the live feedback reaction from viewers and perhaps even sell some of their works. At the same time, visitors get the chance to wander through the gallery’s rooms, enjoy, learn, get familiar with the art of photography and also be inspired by artists of all kind and everything they’veexpressed using a camera and a photo as a medium to communicate.