Wesley Channell’s Photo Exhibition “Portraits of Serbia: Hope for the Future”, will be officially opened on March 22, 2022 at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina in Novi Sad at 7 p.m.
Portraits of Serbia: Hope for the Future is a fine art photography exhibition presenting the peoples of Serbia and their hopes and expectations for the future of the country. It was created by Wesley Channell, an American fine art photographer. It will feature 116 pictures showing people from 29 cities in Serbia and two cities in diaspora. The exhibition is the result of a two year work during which Mr. Chanell has been traveling the country collecting the photos and, stories and hopes of 116 people from 29 cities of Serbia and two cities abroad. The participants are of diverse professions, ages, and walks of life. Doctors, drivers, lawyers, entrepreneurs, artists, designers, farmers, hunters, architects, dentists, teachers, pensioners, and many others are portrayed in pictures and each of them speaks about the version of Serbia they would love to see in the future.
Wesley Channell started doing photography almost 20 years ago. He finds inspiration both in his studio in Atlanta and in remote places across Europe and America. With his photographs, he shows everyday, natural beauty that seems neglected in today’s busy life. Among a considerate number of individual, traditional and yet contemporary works of art which celebrate the beauty of the human body, his Human Canvas, Circle, and Box are especially recognized. His Serbian work includes: “Serbia, Balkan beauty: From the Perspective of an American” and “Portraits of Serbia: Hope for the Future”. He has been awarded Los Angeles International Photography Award for his “Human Canvas” and the Tokyo International Photo Award for Circle.
“Portraits of Serbia: Hope for the Future” was exhibited at the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade and the Officers’ Club in Nis during 2019, and will be exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina in Novi Sad from March 22 to April 3.