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
Light – Group exhibition – TOBE Gallery – Budapest – 2019 July, August
Perspectives – Group exhibition at Budapest Photo Festival – Kiscelli Museum – 2019 April, May
Piña – Group exhibition – TOBE Project – Pegazus, Szentbékkálla – 2018 July, August
Trieste Photo Days – Group exhibition – Trieste, Italy – 2018 June, July
UNSEEN Amsterdam – 2019 September
Photo London – 2019 May
MIA Photo Fair – 2019 March