IN COLORS PROJECT
React! in 50 images
ARTICLE BY LUMICROMA
The debut exhibition of IN COLORS PROJECT is art and reflection, testimony and manifesto, celebration and denunciation. In 50 photographs is the story we are making.
A pre-invasion documentary piece from Ukraine (the call for works closed on January 20th), React! is a portrait of the human condition and the perception of the world, showing different speeds, multiple realities, so many reactions.
The vastness of the theme, proposed in this first edition of IN COLORS PROJECT, is evident in this set of artworks by photographers from 22 nationalities.
React! to what, from what perspective? The possibility of endless interpretations to which the theme is open is mirrored in an exhibition in which the reaction is as much in the photographed "scene" itself as it is in the impression of the one who photographed it and, still and always, in the eye of the one who appreciates the photograph.
In this scope is the image of time and place - of many places and many qualities of time. There is the beauty of moments, spaces, cultures and traditions. There is a whole range of emotions. There are human and social dilemmas as artistic matter. There is the poetry of landscapes and the destruction that makes for war. There is fantasy in unlikely scenarios. There are global concerns, personal instants. Sometimes the weight of existence; sometimes the lightness of laughter over death.
With this collection, there is still the certainty of a kaleidoscopic, ever-changing world for stories to repeat themselves. Because man repeats himself. The continuum of life also remains. It is in the faces and gestures. It is in the colors. In the light of black and white. It is in the instinct. In the will. In what is lost, in what is conquered.
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GO BEYOND WITH THE WORD
As part of the photo submission, Lumicroma asked photographers to send some information to contextualize their artwork.
Each photograph has, in itself, many possible interpretations. Inherent in it, however, is an intention of the author - the first narrative.
The texts that accompany React! photographs show what the authors have shared with us. Some are presented as we received them, others have been edited. None, we believe, misrepresent the original message.
Some photographs have larger text frames, others just one line. At first glance, it seems uneven; on the one hand the abundance of words, on the other the laconism. However, on closer inspection, it all makes sense.