It has been a long time since I have been to a gallery and especially one that was showing one of my images. However, this past weekend, the Art Delight Gallery in Itaewon, Seoul was showing the winning images from two GuruShots challenges.
Gurushots showcased the amazing images from the ‘Portrait Photographer of the Year’ & ‘My Ultimate Exhibition Shot’ challenges in a double edition exhibition held at Art Delight Gallery in Seoul. While the COVID restrictions were a bit of an obstacle, I hope that people were able to check out the amazing images in the gallery. All of the photos were simply amazing!
If you are not familiar with GuruShots, they are a digital platform that allows photographers from around the world to submit their work for a variety of thematic photo challenges that open every day. Winning pieces are selected to be shown in GuruShots Exhibitions which are held in major cities across the globe each and every weekend, from New York, London and Stockholm, to Johannesburg, Hanoi, Melbourne, and now Seoul.
This exhibition in Seoul featured the winning photos selected as part of two recent exhibition challenges. Visitors were able to view this remarkable collection of 80 unique printed works submitted by photographers spanning over 30 different countries, and a stunning collection of digital photos.
GuruShots’ mission is not only to help their best photographers expand their careers and gain exposure to larger audiences, but also to motivate, challenge, and inspire aspiring and beginner photographers. GuruShots is an innovative platform that is bringing the world’s art and technology spheres together in a truly unique way. I wrote about them in a blog post a little while ago. I find platforms like this, a great way to boost creativity and participate with photographers from all over the world.
The exhibition ran from 13th to 15th August, including the live facebook stream that I did on the opening night. Dylan Goldby was there to document whole whole event and there was even a photographer creating a 3D interactive Matterport site for the event.
All in all, the photos looked amazing and I was happy to see mine printed and hanging on the walls as well. It was also great to meet up with Dylan as I had not seen him for a long time and had just interviewed him the day before for the Sajin Photography podcast.
The bottomline here is that this event was reminiscent of a pre-covid time where photographers would gather and talk about the amazing photos on the walls and to touch base about the projects that they are working on. It was a little different live streaming the event and being pretty much alone in the gallery, but it was still a memorable night.