LE SERATE - LIFESTYLE AND CULTURE SERIES

at IL BEL PAESE

presents:

SHOOTING BLIND

A show-and-tell presentation of Street Photography by Evangelo Costadimas

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Date: 14 October, 2010 (Thursday)
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Fee: $180

Refreshments and light snacks will be served throughout the session.

For further enquiry: 2528-2200 / 2868-1300

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About Shooting Blind:

Shooting Blind is the name of a solo photography exhibition by Evangelo Costadimas that was held in Hong Kong during the month of May 2010. The exhibition was curated by Helen Ng who wrote:

"Stemming from his two previous projects "Safe Distance" and "Deconsequences", Evangelo Costadimas continues to explore the spatial relationship between people in the most crowded areas of Hong Kong. Apart from his keen observation on the physical interaction between people, Evangelo also focuses towards techniques of image making in search of alternatives to the traditional approach of making street photography.

Moving his camera away from his eye level down to his hip, Evangelo captures moments without looking through the viewfinder. He has to guess the aperture and shutter speed combination, the focusing distance as well as the composition in the process of making these images. This practice has led him to a further discussion about "distance"–either the subjective distance from the photographer or the objective distance from optical device, to the end subjects being photographed. The works end up in forming an ambiguous yet interesting feedback loop between subject and object."

- Helen Ng, Curator

About Evangelo Costadimas

Greek/Italian born and raised in Ethiopia and later moved to Canada, has lived, worked and traveled in thirty countries. He currently lives and works in Hong Kong as a photographer, artist and independent curator. He began photographing since age 12, and he is still enjoying.
Evangelo is a practicing artist/photographer based in Hong Kong. He has held six solo exhibitions and participated in more than twenty group shows including City Flaneur: Social Documentary Photography, currently showing at the Heritage Museum.

E.C. as he is known, is also an independent art curator. He holds A Master of Fine Art degree in Photography from The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He has is also a graduate of the Hong Kong Art School Art Curatorship Professional Certification programme as well as the Para/Site Art Space Curatorial Training Programme. Evangelo was the assistant curator for Hong Kong’s participation in the 52nd Venice Biennale and has curated numerous exhibitions independently as well as resident curator for Osage Gallery from 2008 - 2009.