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Fotograficzne Festiwale
Photographic Festivals in Poland

Author(s): Adam Sobota
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Akademia Sztuk Pięknych im. Eugeniusza Gepperta we Wrocławiu

Summary/Abstract: Photographic Festivals have been in fashion for last few years. That might be regarded as making up for some delay to world-wide trends, where in last decades of 20 th century appeared many such ventures – in Middle Europe the most known is “Month of Photography” in Bratislava. In Poland, the most popular photographic art festivals are held nowadays in Kraków, £ódŸ, Poznañ and Warsaw. In 2005 the big festival was also organized in Bielsko-Biala. It seems that the general public is rather interested in the highest differentiation of an offer. The ways how festivals are composed might be seen, following this year’s ventures. The Biennale of Photography in Poznañ with the subtitle: Objects Hunting – New Polish Photography, presented works by 24 artists, with the most interesting Pawe³ Kula, Radek Polak and Edyta Wypierowska. On the contrary, “Photo-Art Festival” organized in Bielsko-Bia³a, in June 2005 had really international character. Polish accent was the common exhibition “The Unofficial Picture”, showing Polish social photodocument from 1970 s. From that festival I would favour striking war photos by Joahim Ladefoged (Denmark), postosoviet reminiscenes by Boris Mikhailov (Ukraina), shocking portraits by Ervin Olaf (Holand) and sofisticated compositions by Eikoha Hosoe (Japan).

  • Issue Year: 47/2005
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 28-29
  • Page Count: 2
  • Language: Polish