You Decide…Be My Exhibition Curator!

Do you want to be the curator for my next photography exhibition?

Taking a rest for a bit from writing Indonesian travel articles and trying something new as would like to start organising for another photography exhibition.

Photography exhibition, B&W, architecture, Italy, Calabria, Europe

What do you like to see at a photography exhibition?

My last photography exhibition – Image Earth Faces, hosted by the beautiful Erika from Piano B – Event Project Management – was pre-COVID in 2018, I could not have asked for a better space in the stunning Medieval venue of Palazzo Sersale in the village of Cerisano, Calabria in Southern Italy.

Looking to get a new portfolio together for my future exhibition and need your help to decide on a plethora of decisions to make:

Choose a theme

  • Street?
  • Portrait?
  • Landscape?
  • Candid?
  • Urban exploration?
  • Abstract and Conceptual
  • Street art?
  • Travel?
  • Castles?
  • Country or continent?
  • Social issues?

Choose a Medium

  • Black & White?
  • Colour?
  • Frames? Frameless glass?
  • Canvas?
  • Acrylic?
  • Foamboard?

Choose more…

  • Number of photos?
  • Size of photos to exhibit?
  • Orientation (landscape or portrait)?

I’m starting with my favourite medium – Black & White – and including two photos as possibles to use but need your help to decide.

Which one of these photos do you think would suit an exhibition?

Altilia, Calabria, Italy, Europe
Altilia, Calabria
Old town, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy, Europe
Cosenza, Calabria

Do you have a better suggestion? Check out more of my work on Nilla’s Photography or Image Earth Travel and help me decide.

Be my curator and help me decide as I always have a mental block when choosing photos!

Cheers

Nilla 🙂

Visit Nilla’s Photography for more images. More posts at Image Earth Travel.

24 thoughts on “You Decide…Be My Exhibition Curator!

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    1. Wow, that’s an interesting viewpoint. I’ve been told not to mix mediums but I tend to agree with you and have done in a couple of exhibitions. Colour with B&W, landscape with portraitures, etc. For me, I think this makes the exhibition more interesting.
      Thanks for the great feedback!

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    2. The exception makes the rule? My mother taught me that when I was 6 or 7. It didn’t make sense to me. But then it did. “Never take a shot from inside a car. True. But I’ve done. Some shots have come great.
      My approach to that is based on my years in Advertising and communication. Ruptures keep the viewers on their toes. They need to reprocess. I very often do that on my posts. mix various stuff.
      When is the expo again? You must be very excited. A presto.

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    3. Your mother’s wise words stayed with you for life!
      Interesting terminology “ruptures” – I’ll have to try this and yes, I notice you mix loads of great photos and stories in the one post.
      I haven’t set a date yet as still a lot to organise and it takes me such a long time selecting photos. The reason I thought I’d try something different this time and let my audience decide. 😉
      But, with COVID lockdowns, it’s a little dicey organising too far in advance.
      A dopo amico

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    4. You did notice, right? The way I do it is do 2 or 3 successive selection of pix, until I reach 15-30. 15-20 would be the ideal for me. Then I let the images tell me the story. (As you may know I hear voices, and I will not get therapy. No ma’am. 😉) Filter your pix, with no rush, just whatever pictures draws your eye. Then let the pictures tell you the story… No, I’m not kidding. You show must tell a story. Which one? Neither you nor I know the answer. The images do… 🙏🏻
      A dopo.

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    5. I notice everything. 😉
      Sounds like an ideal way to write but I’m still busy digitising my travel journals and feel as though I have enough material for the next 10 years!
      A good method to select photos for an exhibition also – may try this…
      Again, I had to salvage your comment from my Trash folder – crazy.
      Ciao

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    6. I seem to live in the Trash folder. (The happiness engineers must have something against me. 🤣)
      Digitising your travel journals (writing and pix?) must be a titanic task… But well worth it.
      Buona sera… Ah. No. Buona giornata…

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    7. 🤣 you do indeed-bizarre!

      It is a mammoth task. Before I left Australia in 2014, I scanned over 4,000 slides and negs. Sadly I didn’t do a great job as I only just bought the scanner and not sure the best settings. At least the small boxes that contained slides also contained a tiny piece of paper with place names that I included decades ago, otherwise who can remember those details!

      I’ve published 27 posts on Indonesia so far but still have Kalimantan to finish! It’s never-ending.

      Buona giornata…

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  1. Thanks, Nilla. I understand about not wanting to change photographic content. It feels sort of fake to do that. I think it’s just my nostalgia for what once was, you know. I have my Dad’s old black and whites of Angkor with nt a tourist or human sign in sight. I remember being there and I think I couldn’t bear to see it now.

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    1. I’m more of a purist when it comes to photography and I own many film cameras, which I still use but need to get back into processing my own B&W film and printing.

      My DSLR is very heavy and I’ve nicknamed it The Beast. When using this, I change settings to monochrome to take a shot – I don’t convert colour to B&W. What I also do is shoot in Raw+Fine JPG (2 saved files) as the raw file always saves in colour. If you select to shoot a JPG simultaneously, then the camera will store the JPG in B&W if you change settings before shooting. 😉
      Fully understand with regards to Angkor. I first visited in 2004 and there were a lot of tourists but then again in 2014. The volume of tourists had exploded. It was awful but the temples are always magnificent!

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    1. Hi Carolyn
      I’ll have to check if I have another similar photo and yes, you’re right about the crane.
      I only do minimal and post-production (dust removal, straightening) but I don’t remove objects from my photos.
      Thanks again for the feedback and hope you’re feeling better now! 🙂
      Nilla

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  2. I am no art/photo expert … so, unfortunately I have to decline on the wonderful opportunity to be your curator 😉. But I do think you have such an eye for the moment when you take that photo … you really capture emotion!
    If I have to choose between the two photo’s … well, at first glance, my choice fell on Cosenza. Why? Well, it looks so mysterious and makes me want to look further into the photo of what else I can see. But then, when I look at the photo in Altilia, I get the feeling of strapping my backpack on because I want to walk between those old buildings!
    See, I’m no good at choices either! Good luck with your preparation … sounds like another wonderful opportunity!

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    1. Hi Berto and Corna

      Thank you again for the wonderful feedback – much appreciated!
      Cosenza is a very photogenic city, especially in the old town, but then again most areas of Italy are amazing for a photographer. 😉
      Hope so, I’ve just started thinking about an exhibition and have no idea when or where, but with Australia so slow to open its borders to nationals let alone overseas travellers, who knows when I can hold another. At least I can start to think about an exhibition and slowly get organised as there’s such a lot of work for an exhibition.
      Ha, ha, you guys are the same as you have a plethora of great photos!
      Cheers
      Nilla

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