SCENIUS GALLERY REPRESENTS BOTH UPCOMING AND INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED FILM PHOTOGRAPHERS. TOGETHER WE EXPLORE THE LIMINAL ZONE BETWEEN JETSET HEDONISM AND UNABASHED INNOCENCE OF YOUTH CULTURE.
Counterweight to popular culture
SCENIUS gallery was launched in 2018 by Robbert Jongkind and Priscilla Nelom as counterweight to the encouragement of popular culture to let us believe that there are just a few great photographers who sort of appeared out of nowhere. In this ‘Great Man’ theory of history artists are labeled as ‘geniuses’.
Scenius is like genius
This isn’t a true picture. We see very fertile scenes within photography – some of them artists, some of them collectors, curators, thinkers and theorists – an ecology of talent. So, in contrary we feel more adhesive with the term ‘scenius’: “Scenius is like genius only embedded in a scene rather than in genes”.
Recognize emerging artists
We believe this is a more useful way to think about photographic culture. Instead of focussing on a few known and well-recognized photographers, we strive for a deeper understanding of their total photographic ecology. This way we are able to recognize emerging, exceptional and influential analog artists and help them reach the right audience, you!