of the professional jury for professionals and amateurs for
Grand Prize Social Photography
Fine Art Photography Awards
Photography was an expedient means of observing and recording in the hands of those who shifted geographically. Andrea Shkreli had a twofold experience of the excitement and embarrassment of emigration: as a child from Albania, his first homeland, to Greece, and as an adoult from his second home to Flanders.
Since settling in Belgium, Andreas continued, and did not stop taking pictures with his camera , and in part constitute a way of becoming familiar with his natural and social reality.
Shkreli's photographs are part of the long tradition of 20th century street and documentary photography that beset the mitropolitan glow via the pictorial aspect of an increasingly complex world moving faster and faster.
In such a spirit Shkreli unfolds his small discoveries, coincidences and notional graps, the points where the social seams stretch or are ripped, at the same time exploring the pace and liveliness that color often provides.
His compositions thoughtful, powerful but not cute.
2019 - The color of Silence in Bekegem - Ichegem (BE)
2019 - ESP+ gallery - Thessaloniki (GR)
2019 - Landgoed de Campagne - Gent (BE)
2019 - ZigZag Gallery - Ostend, (Be)
2018 - The color of Silence at 5th Bienniale of Fine Art & Documentary Photography in Barcelona (SP)
2018 - The color of Silence (outdoor exhibition) In cooperation with the Academy of Arts Cultural service of the city Brugge (BE)
2018 - "The City Tells" and WorldPressPhoto 2018 - (Zwolle NL)
2018 - "Bonjour West - Vlaanderen" Academy of Arts Brugge - Brugge (BE)
2018 - Aspects of Balkan Photography: For a common narrative - Thessaloniki (GR)
2017 - "300 years of Art Academy of Arts Bruges" exhibition - Bruges (BE)
2017 - Flandres/Inaccessible/Ephemeral at Exposure Value gallery - Ostende (BE)
2017 - New Gaanderijen, an outdoor exhibition (28 photos) with the municipality's cultural initiative - Ostende (BE)
2016 - Academy of Fine Arts in cooperation with the Folklore Museum - Bruges (BE)
2016 - Het leven zoals het is Ter Muiden - Oedelem (BE)
2016 - International festival of Photography - Tirana (AL)
2016 - Howest, Best Off Art Academy - Brugge (BE)
2015 - Academy of Art AnnZee -Ostende (BE)
2014 - On Discriminations - Institution of Human Rights - London (UK)
2013 - Aspect of Balcan Photography - Thessaloniki (GR)
2012 - Esp+ gallery - Thessaloniki (GR)
2012 - Ariadne Photography Gallery - Athens (GR)
2011 - Kythera Photographic encounters - Kythira (GR)
2011 - Esp+ gallery - Thessaloniki (GR)
2009 - Tettix-Art-Gallery - Thessaloniki (GR)
2008 - Tettix-Art-Gallery - Thessaloniki (GR)
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