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“Criaturas frágiles” (Fragile beings)
Exhibition of Sylvia Plachy in Blanca Berlin Gallery , Madrid
thru November 29, 2008

written and photographed by ©Patrizia Pulga Photography, 2008

Blanca Berlin, photographer and gallerist interviewing Sylvia Plachy

I 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.

Blanca Berlin a professional photographer since 1983, decided in January 2007 to open her own Gallery located in the center of Madrid, specializing in photography.

In 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.

Sylvia 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.

Rosalind 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”.

Blanca Berlin, photographer and gallerist, Sylvia Plachy, Rosalind Williams

It 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.

……….Indeed 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)

See previous features by Patrizia
Salutes the Women Photographers of Africa 2006


The Sylvia Plachy exhibition will be held until 29th november 2008.
Sylvia Plachy Exhibit

Adrian and Hopper, Warsaw, 2001
©Sylvia Plachy

Monday: 17:00-21:00
Tu-Sa: 10:30-14:30 and 17:00-21:00
Sunday: closed
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