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“SEASCAPES” not to miss

Exhibitions Posted on Fri, September 25, 2009 11:19:22

…just a short description of my serie “SEASCAPES” which will be exhibited in the Annual Exhibition of the Brussels Miroir photo club (read more about it in my previous post here)

Katarina Souto Mera – Seascapes

For a long time I have been fascinated with vast open spaces of waterscapes and how the water interact with the land around and how they complement each other. B&W mode let you concentrate on this interaction of elements and does not lead your mind away with beautifull colours.
These photographs are from 3 different countries, but some of them are taken at the same beach, just from a different viewpoint and under different light conditions. Maybe sometimes the water is invisible on the picture, but you can smell it just right there over the dune or behind your back.
All of the photographs were conceived on film, but then scanned and inject printed.

J’ai été fascinée depuis bien longtemps par les vastes espaces des paysages marins, ainsi que par l’interaction et la complémentarité de l’eau et des terres qui l’entourent. Le noir et blanc permet de se concentrer sur cette interaction entre des éléments et n’en distrait pas l’esprit par de beaux effets de couleurs.
Ces photos sont de 3 pays différents; certaines sont prises sur une même plage, avec des points de vue différents et sous différentes conditions d’éclairage. Parfois l’eau est quasi invisible sur la photo, mais on peut la sentir juste au-delà de la dune, ou derrière votre dos.
Photographies réalisées sur film, numérisées et imprimées sur imprimante jet d’encre.
(translated by Jacques Kevers)

Hope to see you there!

Katarina Souto Mera

Vernissage is starting earlier!!!

Exhibitions Posted on Thu, September 24, 2009 09:42:14

Please note that the vernissage for the Annual exhibition of Brussels Miroir time has been changed! Now the vernissage starts at 19:00 instead of 19:45! Please come in time! (The time in the previous post announcing the exhibition was corrected as well)

See you all there!

Katarina Souto Mera

Annual exhibition of Brussels Miroir photo club

Exhibitions Posted on Mon, September 14, 2009 13:25:16

I would like to invite you to the Annual exposition 2009 of Brussels Miroir photoclub.

This exposition is taking place in the Cultural Centre of Jette, Boulevard De Smet de Naeyr 145, Jette, Brussels and there are four memebers participating with theirs photographs

Annick Maillet“Tempore procedente fugit memoria.”

Henri Kemp“Sable et Vent”

Jacqueline Hulsmans“La grande bouffe”

Katarina Souto Mera (Bartkova)“Seascapes”

The vernissage is starting at 7:00 pm on Friday 2nd of October, 2009. The exhibition is accessible every day from 2 – 5pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 2 – 6pm from 3rd to 18th of October 2009.

You are all very welcome.

Katarina Souto Mera

Diving is freedom

Exhibitions Posted on Sun, November 30, 2008 10:37:08

Omer Yaglidere and Fatma Filiz are presenting their portfolio “Diving is freedom” in the exhibition in the Konak Culture Centre in Bursa, Turkey from the 3 to 25 December. The opening ceremony is starts at 19,00 on the December 3, 2008.

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“Diving is freedom” is about disabled children trying to find their place in the society through swimming and diving, and about people from the Uludağ Universitiy Underwater Club helping them to achieve this goal. Through their portfolio Omer and Fatma are trying to raise awareness of this hard task picturing the resolution on the faces of the children willing to fight and overcome their disability, and love, encouragement and patience of their tutors assisting them with this difficult struggle.

If you are not able to make it to the exhibition, you can have a peek on the sample of Omer and Fatma’s photographs in the Guest Gallery on my website and also learn more about who they are.

Last month I have announced the opening the Guest Gallery Project and Omer with Fatma are the first participants. I hope to have some more of you fellow photographers participating and showing us some of your photographic work.

Katarina Souto Mera

January 2nd…

Exhibitions Posted on Sat, December 29, 2007 20:34:40

…in the afternoon I will be at the Maison de la Culture Parc des Expositions in Arlon visiting my photographic exhibition “Bohémiens“. I will be very pleased to see you there!

For more information about the exhibition, please see the previous post in the Exhibition category.

Katarina (Souto) Bartkova

…january 2nd… I was there, the Maison de la Culture was closed and nobody knew about any exhibition. Perfect! 400 km for nothing!

However, I appologise for all this, it was not my mistake!

Katarina Bartkova


Exhibitions Posted on Tue, December 11, 2007 09:34:37

I would like to invite you all to my exposition of the black and white photographs of Gypsies in Slovakia.

The exposition organised under F.C.P. project – “PHOTOGRAPHIC DISCOVERY”, takes place in MAISON DE LA CULTURE D’ARLON, Parc des expositions 1 à Arlon, Belgique, open from Tuesday 4th December till January 8th from 9 – 12am and from 13-18pm.

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This serie of photographs was already published in the Image magazine in 2006 and were awarded Honorable mention in the competition of black and white series in Belgium.

The photographs are showing the people living in gypsies villages of north-east Slovakia, their poor living conditions, many times without running water or heating. But as soon as they hear some tunes of music, they are ready to dance and sing. I had also the exceptional privilege to participate at a funeral, which is very rare photographic and human experience.

Katarína (Souto) Bartková

Here is the link to the French translation.