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European Photography Festival Comes To Berlin

The 2016 ‘European Month of Photography’ offers a variety of historic and contemporary works in various exhibition venues around Berlin

October 19th, 2016
Charlotte Bötjer, News from Berlin
Every two years Berlin is all about photography. The European Month of Photography (EMoP) is the largest photography festival in Germany and belongs to a series of photography festivals taking place in different cities all over Europe. Since its initiation in 2004, the festival has continually expanded and in recent years cities like Rome, Athens, Paris, Moscow and Ljubljana have been among the twelve hosts-cities of the EMoP.

The EMoP Berlin 2016 was opened on October 1st and continues until the end of October, with parallel exhibitions and events taking place in Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava.

As a collaborative effort between a variety of museums, cultural institutions, galleries, embassies, project spaces, and photography schools in the area of Berlin and Potsdam, the EMoP fosters European cooperation.

The European Month of Photography aims to intensify the exchange of information between countries and offers support for young artists, allowing them to display their works while attracting a wide, international audience.

With a total of 130 projects, viewers can experience a variety of exhibitions, workshops and musical acts all over Berlin. For instance, at the Spanish Embassy, artist Montserrat de Pablo will display ‘On The Camera Obscura’, the results of a research project that she carried out at the Max Planck Institute for History of Science. De Pablo’s work is a good example for the dominating theme of this year’s EMoP: modern black and white photography.

On October 7th, the Irish Ambassador Michael Collins opened the exhibition ‘High Shelves, Long Counters’ by Heike Thiele and Winifred McNulty at the Irish Embassy in Berlin, which will remain there until January 2017.

The Centrum Judaicum, the Instiuto Cervantes, Berlin’s Akademie der Künste and the Willy Brandt Haus are among the institutions participating in the European Month of Photography.

By exhibiting the work of 500 photographers, with long-established and emerging artists displaying their photographs side by side, the EMoP Berlin offers a wide range of contemporary photography, while providing new perspectives.


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