Journey through serenity

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times March 13, 2015 09:48

Journey through serenity

By ALBA CELA

Catch up on the latest photo exhibition at Tirana Time Book House 

All beautiful things stem from spontaneity and the latest photo exhibition showing 20 photographs by new artist Manjola Çondi at the Tirana Times Book House named 'Journey' is a tribute to spontaneous celebration of beauty and light. Manjola travels with her camera through impressions and reflections of light, the camera resembling a fairy tale with access to the solitude of falling brown leaves and frothy sea waves crashing into stone beaches.

The majority of the photographs come from her native Albania with the notable exception of a snapshot that plunges us into the shocking blue waters of the Bosphorus in Istanbul. Nature is the obvious winner though the eye sometimes wonders into stone gates of churches and lonely fishing boats. Manjola's signature seems to be her relationship with the memory that a certain snapshot captures and then transforms into a frame, a quest through photography to register a notable moment in any inward or outward journey.

Manjola is just getting started, she surprises us with an old-fashioned yet retro- good fascination with nature. She is to experiment with other forms such as portraits or urban landscapes. Although she is not a professional photographer her passion for photography is tangible. Photography is her faithful travel companion and her intimate diary of emotions.

The technique chosen for the exhibition embedding the photographs among book shelves is a welcome challenge for the viewers who find their attention sometimes naturally diverted to the books. Different art forms are synthesized without much effort in a pleasurable treasure hunt.

Art bestows satisfaction upon us whether it comes from a well-established and well-known name or from an amateur young voice hence Tirana Times is to be commended on the access and opportunities it creates for the emerging artists.

Manjola's photography invites us into a quiet journey with lots of stops to reflect and enjoy, to make worthy memories of the simple things that our eyes value as beautiful.

The 'Journey' photo exhibition will be open at the Tirana Times Book House until March 15, 2015.

 

 

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times March 13, 2015 09:48