"Here We Are" - Photometria Awards 2018

Subject: Here We Are
1-30.4.2018

Competition "Here We Are" 2018



NEWS/ Co-operation of Photometria Festival with Photobiennale - Thessaloniki

Our life in the shadows
Tania Franco Klein
Curation: Panagiotis Pappas

Duration: 21/09 - 21/10/2018
Opening hours: Daily 12:00-24:00
Opening: 21/09/2018, 21:00
Venue: Tabya
Co-organisation
Photometria (International Photography Festival), Thessaloniki Museum of Photography

The project is in?uenced by the pursuit of the American Dream lifestyle and contemporary practices such as leisure, consumption, media overstimulation, eternal youth, and the psychological sequels they generate in our everyday private life. It seeks to evoke a mood of isolation, desperation, vanishing and anxiety, through fragmented images that exist both in a ?ctional way and a real one. Philosopher Byung-Chul Han posits that we live in an era of exhaustion and fatigue, caused by an incessant compulsion to perform. We have le? the ?immunological era? behind, and now experience the ?neuronal era? characterized by neuropsychiatric diseases such as depression, attention de?cit, hyperactivity disorder, burnout syndrome and bipolar disorder.

Franco Klein?s characters ?nd themselves alone, almost anonymous, desperate and exhausted, melting in places, vanishing into them, constantly looking out for any possibility to escape; on an odd line between trying and feeling defeated.

Tania Franco Klein

Tania Franco Klein (b. 1990) started her photography praxis while studying for a BA in Architecture in Mexico City, which led her to pursue her Master?s in Photography at the University of the Arts London.

Her work is highly influenced by her fascination with social behaviour and contemporary practices such as leisure, consumption, media overstimulation, emotional disconnection, eternal youth, the American dream in the Western world and the psychological sequels they generate in our everyday life.

Franco Klein?s work has been exhibited in London, Budapest, Mexico, Spain, France, Germany, New York, Vermont, Photo Basel, and during the Lucie Foundation Los Angeles Month of Photography 2017. It has been showcased and reviewed by the Aperture Foundation, The British Journal of Photography, Fisheye, i-D and Der Greif, among others. She has won a Sony World Photography Award, and been nominated for the LensCulture Exposure Award and the Felix Schoeller Photo Award, among others.

http://www.photobiennale-greece.gr/en/?exhibition=our-life-in-the-shadows