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Photo Festival Union inauguration - a great joint success!!!

The Inaugural Meeting of the Photo Festival Union was held on the 29.09.2005 and 30.09.2005 in Lodz, Poland.

During the meeting, the directors and representatives of the members festivals signed the declaration and decided about the plans for the future of the PFU. Next edition of the Photo Festival Union will be held in Rome, under the directorship of FotoGrafia - International Festival of Photography. 

Within first three days few hundred of people visited the exhibition CREATORS OF EUROPEAN PHOTOGRAPHY that accompanied to the meeting. The exhibition consists of the photographs presented on various festivals. In order to see those photos one would have to visit 15 festivals in 13 countries.

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Read the Statute of the Photo Festival Union (PDF format) 

Participants of the Inaugural Meeting

Press Release

PHOTO FESTIVAL UNION joins the biggest festivals of photography in Europe. PFU gives it*s members a possibility to meet experienced organizers and curators from other countries, to share experience and new ideas. It is the way of international promotion as for festivals as for artists. Visit our website www.festivalunion.com and find out more.

Photo Festival Union 2005, Lodz, Poland

The next meeting of PHOTO FESTIVAL UNION*s members will take place in April 2006 in Rome, during FotoGrafia 每 International Festival.

AIMS :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Photo Festival Union is a new association for European festivals of photography that will be established in September 2005. The idea comes from the Foundation of Visual Education in Poland. The main motivation in establishing the Union is the exchange of information between associated events. Furthermore, the association would like to be a point for wide cooperation within the exhibitions, lectures, publications, workshops, slide-shows and portfolio reviews program. We want the common Internet website (www.festivalunion.com) to become a comprehensive and updated base presenting all of the festivals' achievements. Every year the PFU members will organize an exhibition and publish a catalogue that presents all the associated festivals. The organization consists of about thirty festivals from all over the continent.

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THIS YEAR ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
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The first meeting of the PFU members will take place in Lodz, Poland, 29.09-01.10.2005. We will meet to establish our statue, detailed goals and plans. The first PFU's exhibition and catalogue will be called CREATORS OF THE EUROPEAN PHOTOGRAPHY. This year's main concept is that each festival presents one photographer that for some reason is important or representative for the national photography. We will have the opportunity to see works of photographers like Sonya Stankova (Bulgaria), Trine Sondergaard (Denmark), Marja Pirila (Finland), Gwenael Saliou (France), Vassilis Karkatselis (Greece), Aristidis Kontogeorgis (Greece), Adrienne van Eekelen and Michael Botman (The Netherlands), Vytautas Stanionis Jr and Vytautas Stanionis Sr (Lithuania), Jerzy Lewczynski (Poland), Pavel Pecha (Slovakia), Imre Benko (Hungary), Olivio Barbieri (Italy), and more.

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: FUTURE

Each year different country will be a leader of the PFU: the publisher of the catalogue and the organizer of the exhibition. Mutual cooperation of experienced curators and festivals* organizers shall help to create a unique series of albums presenting what is the most significant and interesting in European photography. We are sure that the idea of Photo Festival Union will last and develop with time.

Organizers of PHOTO FESTIVAL UNION

The idea of The Union of European Festivals of Photography comes from the Foundation of Visual Education. Foundation is one of the most important polish organizations interested in photography and its most significant project is International Festival of Photography in Lodz which in this year had its 4 edition. The foundation take also part in regional, national and international events - as organizing different activities referring to the visual techniques. Among these activities are: organizing exhibitions, organizing meetings, conferences, which main goal is to create a link between different organizations dealing with photography.
The most important projects of Foundation of Visual Education:

  • International Festival of Photography - www.fotofestiwal.com

  • Photo Project 每 The First Day in European Union - www.euroraport.com

  • Photo Fair Gallery 每 the gallery of International Fair FILM VIDEO FOTO in Lodz

  • PHOTO FESTIVAL UNION 每 The Union of European Festivals of Photography 每 www.festivalunion.com

People
Krzysztof Candrowicz
Director of the Foundation of Visual Education,
Chief curator of the International Festival of Photography in Lodz
Joanna Studzińska
International promotion
j.studzinska@festivalunion.com
+48 889 15 07 09
Marta Szymańska
Project coordinator
info@festivalunion.com

Aleksandra Kietla
Promotion in Poland
o.kietla@festivalunion.com
+48 502 77 31 51

Foundation of Visual Education 
ul. Tymienieckiego 3 90-365 Ł車dź
tel./fax: +48 42 632 40 46
office@few.pl
www.few.pl 

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Official members of Photo Festival Union

Bulgaria
  • INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS OF PHOTOGRAPHY in Plovdiv 
Chech Republic
  • The Festival of Photography Funke's Kolin
Danemark
  • Odense Foto Triennial
Finland
  • BACKLIGHT - Photographic Triennial in Tampere
France
  • TRANSPHOTOGRAPHIQUES - International Festival of Photography in Lille
  • FESTIVAL PHOTO NATURE & PAYSAGE in Gacilly
  • MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY in Paris
Great Britain
  • Rhubarb - The UK's International Festival of the Image
  • Hereford Photography Festival
Germany
  • Triennial of Photography in Hamburg
  • Internationale Fototage in Mannheim/Ludwigshafen
Greece
  • NEW BALKAN PHOTOGRAHY in Thessaloniki
  • INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ARTISTIC PHOTOGRAPHY in Athens
Hungary
  • FOTOHONAP - Month of Photography in Budapest
Italy
  • FotoGrafia Festival Internazionale in Roma
Lithuania
  • KAUNAS PHOTO DAYS
The Netherlands
  • NAZAR-Noorderlicht Photofestival
  • FOTOFESTIVAL NAARDEN Festival-OFF
Poland
  • INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY in Lodz
  • MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY in Cracow
Portugal
  • INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY in Braga
Romania
  • ARTPHOTO IMAGE FESTIVAL
Russia
  • PHOTOBIENNALE in Moskow
  • FESTIVAL OF FASHION AND STYLE in Moskow
Slovakia
  • MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY in Bratislava
Spain
  • INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOJOURNALISM "City of Gij車n"
  • INTERNATIONAL BIENNALE OF photography in Cordoba
Sweden
  • THE INTERNATIONAL PHOTOJOURNALISM FESTIVAL in Sundsvall

Further information:
Joanna Studzinska
International Media Relations
j.studzinska@festivalunion.com
(0048) 889 150 709
www.festivalunion.com

 

 

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