Once every two years the BredaPhoto international photo festival focuses on contemporary photography. With a broad programme of exhibitions throughout the city, numerous workshops, lectures and guided tours, the festival is a lively celebration of modern day photography from all over. This years theme is ‘homo empathicus’ and over fifty photographers take part. With a world in crisis the festival calls out for a new optimistic approach to life: a world beyond greedy individualism for today and future generations. A world of newfound hope for better times embraced by people and photographers. The featured photographers focus on the hopeful details of improvement for mankind: greed is out empathy is in.
Apart from well known artists like Donald Weber, Larry Towell and Mikhael Subotzky, the festival features young photographers too. For example take a look at Tiina Itkonen‘s work on living in Greenland in summer when it’s light 24 hours a day. She captured the most energetic moments when people wouldn’t sleep (or hadn’t slept) for days. Or experience Hungarian duo Tehnica Schweiz‘s “garage photography” that unveils people’s secret hobbies and gives an insight into neighbourhood festivals.
Along with the exhibitions there are lectures, and if you can’t sit still for that long, there are guided tours as well. Kids get their own workshop, even with a small exhibition of the best photographs.
The festival takes place from September 13th till October 21st in the centre of Breda, The Netherlands.
Sounds interesting? The festival is still looking for volunteers.
For more information: www.bredaphoto.nl