In the programme:
MAGNUM MASTERCLASS – exclusive 4-day long master workshops with Alex Webb, one of the top photographers from the Magnum Agency and Rebecca Norris Webb. The workshops will take place on June 1-4 and are aimed at both professional photographers and advanced amateurs.
MAGNUM PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE – yet another Magnum Photos offer for photographers: meetings as well as portfolio reviews with experts collaborating with the Magnum Agency. The meetings’ topic will be contemporary world photography market, conscious work on one’s career and managing one’s professional development. The workshops will take place on June 6 and 7.
FUTURE PHOTO SHOW – discussion panel and meetings with authors, devoted to the subject of future, during which we will encounter visionary artists. We are taught that a camera records the present and allows us to instantaneously turn the present into the past. “Cameras (…) render an immediate reverse view of our experiences” Susan Sontag wrote. How can we then talk about the future by means of photography? Is photography capable of creating visions of the future, or perhaps its purpose is to tell stories of the past and leave a trace of the present? Is there room for visionary photographers? What aspects of the future are of interest to artists and what means do they use to talk about it? The participants of the meeting are: Phillip Toledano and Vincent Founier.
THE BEST PHOTOBOOK OF THE YEAR 2014 – we will award publications which have potential to inspire, which present bold concepts, polished graphic design, impeccable print, exceptional photographs and a well-thought-out project. The jury consists of invited experts who engage in producing books and in photography. Awarded books and albums will be displayed at the exhibition during Fotofestiwal.
PHOTOGRAPHY AUCTION – on sale works of circa 60 photographers who deal with the theme of body in Polish photography, as well as works of our special guests: Roger Ballen and Volker Hinz. The Auction is organized by Fotografia Kolekcjonerska and will be preceded by the pre-auction exhibition.
Also: workshops, meetings with authors, late night slide shows, parties.