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Light and Haze: Anca Moanta

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Anca Moanta in Chelsea International Photography Competition . The exhibition opens January 27, 2019 and runs through February 7,  2019 with an opening reception on Thursday, February 1 from 6-8 pm.

Anca Moanta documents the colorful, chaotic youth cultures surrounding the music world. Her kaleidoscopic images capture a gritty brand of beauty as young people dance and booze in a haze of neon light and cigarette smoke. Indeed, Moanta’s lens reveals a hip, underground reality that is entirely candid.

Moanta translates the exuberance of her youthful subjects into bold compositions that utilize long exposures to convey pulsing movement. Dancing figures and strobing lights are captured in hazy blurs and long flashes of color, and double exposures mirror the intoxicating party environment.

Featured Artists:

Andres Marcolla | Eduard Korniyenko | David Bartlett | Misha De-Stroyev | Alain Licari |  Niki Polyocan | Steve Sumpton | Loïc Vendrame | ANTONIO PRIVITERA | Anca Moanta | Jeremy Damato | Gustavo Mittelmann | Eli Matityahu | Vincent Chahley | Artur Golacki | SIDNEY COSTA GASPAR | HaleLee Seoyeon | Laura Pannack | Steffen Tuck | Cecilia Manzanares Vargas | Stephanus Meyer | Michela Carmazzi | Alina Fedorenko | Ivan Pushkin | Jacob Wallwork | Kévin Galop | Clay Jordan |Tibor Kércz

About the Exhibition

The Chelsea International Photography Competition

The Chelsea International Photography Competition exhibition features the diverse works of 28 professional and amateur photographers. The works on view were selected by a distinguished panel of jurors and convey the astonishing breadth and global nature of the photographic medium. Through expressive portraits, still lifes, and conceptual works, the exhibition conveys a unique perspective on the tradition of photography and how the medium conveys ideas, creates fictions, or captures attitudes.


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