frágiles” (Fragile beings)
Exhibition of Sylvia Plachy in Blanca
Berlin Gallery , Madrid
thru November 29, 2008
written and photographed by
Berlin, photographer and gallerist interviewing Sylvia Plachy
met three wonderful women in the opening of this exhibition, last week in Madrid!!!
The antecedent: In 2007 Sylvia Placy was invited at Photo España
with the exhibition “De Reojo” (With the side glance) in
the ”Circulo Bellas Artes” (Fine Art Circle). Blanca Berlin,
photographer and gallerist was so admired of Sylvia's work, that she
decided to organize another exhibition in Madrid.
Berlin a professional photographer since 1983, decided in January 2007 to open
her own Gallery located in the center of Madrid, specializing in photography.
such a short time Blanca organized approximately 15 exhibits of Spanish and international
photographers. This beautiful exhibition space is now consolidated in the visual
and photographic panorama of Madrid.
Plachy's exhibit “Criaturas
frágiles” (Fragile beings)
is a delight to see.
Her pictures exposed (mostly in B/W), taken in different
parts of the world and in different periods of her long career, are about animals,
that Sylvia defines as “fragile beings”.
Sylvia, the artist,
was so patient to illustrate the story and the spirit of each photograph to the
many people who went at the exhibition.
Williams was also in attendance. Rosalind who moved from San Francisco to Madrid
many years ago was so kind to translate in Spanish Sylvia’s lecture. Rosalind
is not a translator as a profession! She is a very important photo historian and
independent curator, based in Madrid who heads the photography section of the
art magazine “Tendencias del
Mercado del Arte”.
Berlin, photographer and gallerist, Sylvia Plachy, Rosalind Williams
has been a great opportunity to meet altogether Blanca, a photographer I already
knew when she joined my census about european women photographers (see in WIPI
website Archive 5, January-March 2001), a great artist as Sylvia, who received
in 2004 the WIPI Distinguished Award (see in WIPI website: F2 e Zine) and Rosalind,
deep expert of European and American photography.
I was in a Madrid for an assignment about modern architecture, but I come back
home with a much more emotional experience!!
Patrizia Pulga, WIPI
Pro Member, Bologna, Italy since 2000 who specializes in Photojournalism,
architecture, food and special workshops.
PATRIZIA PULGA, bologna, italy (4-00)
previous features by Patrizia
the Women Photographers of Africa 2006
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Sylvia Plachy exhibition will be held until 29th november 2008.
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