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The italian style in fine art photography

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“Art does not make visible: it reveals.”

– Paul Klee

Karim Carella is a self-thought italian landscape photographer. Fascinated about great contemporary photographers such as Michael Kenna and Josef Hoflehner, he elaborated their lessons and inspired by the Nature he captures natural elements and landscapes with a new eye, in the attempt to discover those emotions and sensations which simple things can reveal.

The search for a personal style resulted in a formal coherence built on two points of reference: black & white and square format.

Other recurrent elements are minimalist compositions, long exposures and strong contrasts. He pays great attention to this last aspect during the post production, limitated to the “camera lucida”.

The exploration process of Karim Carella moves along precise patterns. Place exploration: the images are taken somewhere in the world, both in the countryside, on mountain tops and along beaches. Genre exploration: he sweeps from macros to wide landscapes and narrative images.

Last but not least the exploration of the photographic art and its relationship to the author.

The common denominator of Karim Carella’s photography is undoubtedly the personal and solitary search for ways to express a transient moment or contest without making use of any logic or deterministic recording of the occasion or of the place.

Awards

Awards

2018 Black & White Spider Awards

  • Honorable mention for “Two Calla Lilies” photograph – Still life (published on B&W 2018 Winners Book);
  • Nominee for “Ocean pier at dawn” photograph – Fine Art;

2017 Monochrome Awards

  • Honorable mention for “Born in the 18th century” photograph Fine Art;

2017 ND Awards

  • Honorable mention for “Tyrsenoi (their land) – the trees over the hills” series – Fine Art landscapes;

2017 Black & White Spider Awards

  • Nominee for “Fortytwo cypress trees” photograph – Fine Art;
  • Nominee for “Four buoys” photograph – Fine Art;
  • Nominee for “Born in the 18th century” photograph – Nature.

2017 IPA International Photo Awards

  • Honorable mention for “Born in the 18th century” photograph Fine Art landscapes;

2016 Monochrome Awards

  • Honorable mention for “Rocks in the clouds (studio 18)” photograph – Fine Art;
  • Honorable mention for “The old barn under the clouds” photograph – Landscapes.

2016 ND Awards

  • Honorable mention for “Streetlights in the park” photograph – Fine Art landscapes;
  • Honorable mention for “The pawns and the chessboard” photograph – Fine Art Conceptual.

2016 Black & White Spider Awards

  • Nominee for “Rolling” photograph – Abstract;
  • Nominee for “Flows” photograph – Nature.

2016 IPA International Photo Awards

  • Honorable mention for “Sealos” photograph – Fine Art landscapes;
  • Honorable mention for “Rolling” photograph – Fine Art landscapes;
  • Honorable mention for “The western ridge” photograph – Fine Art Landscapes.

2016 MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards

  • Honorable mention for “Tribute to Venice” photograph – Architecture Cityscapes;

2015 ND Awards

  • Honorable mention for “Phoenician fishing” project – Fine Art landscapes;

2015 MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards

  • Honorable mention for “Rocks in the clouds” project – Fine Art landscapes;
  • Honorable mention for “Phoenician fishing” project – Fine Art landscapes;

2015 IPA International Photo Awards

  • Honorable mention for “Rocks in the clouds” project – Fine Art landscapes;
  • Honorable mention for “The remote lake” photograph – Fine Art landscapes;

2014 Black & White Spider Awards

  • Nominee for “Rocks in the clouds (studio 16)” – Nature;
  • Nominee for “Totem” – Nature.

2014 IPA International Photo Awards

  • Honorable mention for “Once upon a time” project – Fine Art landscapes;
  • Honorable mention for “White hot springs” project – Fine Art landscapes.

2013 IPA International Photo Awards

  • Honorable mention for “Phoenician fishing” project – Architecture historic;
  • Honorable mention for “Old stone bridge” – Architecture bridges;
  • Honorable mention for “Hold fast MacLeod” – Architecture historic;
  • Honorable mention for “Old church ruins” – Fine Art landscapes.

2012 IPA International Photo Awards

  • Honorable mention for “Presences from the past” – Fine Art;
  • Honorable mention for “Shining house” – Fine Art;
  • Honorable mention for “Survivors” – Fine Art;
  • Honorable mention for “Survivors” – Nature.

2011

  • Fourth ranked at National photo competition “Natura l’acqua” by Newton magazine, by Nikon, and Epson;
  • Finalist at National photo competition “Obiettivo Terra 2011” by Fondazione Univerde and Società Geografica Italiana;
  • Finalist at National photo competition “BW vs COLOR” by Gruppo Costaphoto01.
MIFA Winner certificate
Monochrome Awards certificate
Black & White Spider Awards winners book
ND Awards certificate
IPA Awards honorable mention

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

MIA Photo Fair Karim Carella
Affordable Art Fair Milan 2020 Karim Carella
Image Nation Exhibition Karim Carella

2021 October – “Artisti per Casa Gialla” group exhibition at Salaborsa, Bologna

2020 February – “Affordable Art Fair” with EOTW Gallery, Milan

2017 September – “Tyrsenoi – their land” solo exhibition at Casa Azul, Follonica

2015 April – “Affordable Art Fair” group exhibition, Milan

2014 May – “Assolo” exhibition at MIA art fair, Milan

2014 March – “Arteberry” group exhibition, Dubai

2013 October – “Assolo” solo exhibition at Spazio Raw, Milan

2013 June – “Image Nation” group exhibition at Officine Creative Ansaldo, Milan

2012 October – “I colori dell’autunno” group exhibition at Chie Art Gallery, Milan

2012 October – “Omaggio a Giorgio Morandi” group exhibition at Wikiarte Gallery, Bologna

2012 June – Miticart Gallery group exhibition, New York City

2011 October – “Effimeri” solo exhibition at Associazione artistico-culturale Magister Ludi, Milan

2011 August – “Effimeri” solo exhibition at spazio civico Parco nazionale Majella, Chieti

2011 August – “I notturni di Penna” group exhibition at spazio civico Parco nazionale Majella, Chieti

2011 March – “Effimeri” solo exhibition at Choreia Atelier delle Arti, Bari