Some things end so that new things may begin, as the saying goes. In this particular case, the Fotofestiwal has come to an end. We will surely remember those 11 days spent mainly in the world of photography for quite some time. The festival programme was exceptionally broad. We prepared over 50 exhibitions for you – prominent photographers such as Ballen, Hinz or Griffin were granted a very special place on the festival map. We organized 14 diverse workshops, including Magnum Masterclass and Professional Practice, portfolio review, photography auction, photo walks, open studio nights, slide shows, reading room at the Art_Inkubator, meetings with authors and other events and concerts.
We deem this edition as record-breaking! In the space of 11 days, together with approximately 250 artists, almost 700 participants of our educational activities and a total of 23 thousand visitors, we created an unforgettable atmosphere at this year Fotofestiwal. Over 200 journalists were accredited, about 780 press notes about the festival appeared in the media to date. We do hope that they will inspire those of you who missed the opportunity to spend time with us to participate in the 14th edition of the Fotofestiwal.
We extend our thanks to all the artists, without whom this festival would not have taken place, and to You – visitors to our exhibitions, participants of meetings and discussions, photo-walkers and all those who indulged in cultural relaxation during the festival events, for dedicating your free time to us and for immersing yourselves in the world of art together with us for almost two weeks.
We thank our sponsors, patrons and partners – owing to your support we were able to prepare such a rich programme, tie it all up and together create an 11-day long celebration of photography in Łódź.
We would also like to express an utmost gratitude to our volunteers – thank you for your engagement and support!