Whether it’s an inner or outer landscape, I use my photographs as canvases for creating imaginative universes, where personal memories, feelings and actual places merge. Through these internal illusions, impossible colours and places open up, where it’s difficult to distinguish reality from dream, the virtual from tangible environments.
Dora Kontha is a film photographer who specializes in wide-open spaces, rough nature and undiscovered Nordic landscapes. Her work focuses on the form of unreal nature. She creates melancholic and dramatic photographs with traditional cameras and expired film rolls in pursuit of feelings of freedom and wanderlust.
In her experimental work, she investigates the artistic and technical possibilities of film photography in different ways to achieve unexpected colours, patterns, and shapes. As the exposed photographs are not visible due to the powerful reactions, the focus is on the outcome and the feelings they evoke.
Dreamland – TOBE Gallery – Budapest – 2018 September, October
Selected Group Exhibitions
So[u]lidarité – Online group exhibition – June – August 2020
Dreamers – TOBE Gallery – Budapest – July, August 2020
Body Image – Budapest Photo Festival – Kiscelli Museum – April – June 2020
Deep Flows – The Modem Center for Modern & Contemporary Art – Debrecen – 2019 December – April 2020
Light – TOBE Gallery – Budapest – July, August 2019
Perspectives – Budapest Photo Festival – Kiscelli Museum – April, May 2019
Piña – TOBE Project – Pegazus, Szentbékkálla – July, August 2018
Trieste Photo Days – Trieste, Italy – June, July 2018
Unseen Amsterdam – 2019 September
Photo London – 2019 May
MIA Photo Fair – 2019 March
Represented by TOBE Gallery.