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Press Release

Press Release

International Festival of Photography 

Białystok INTERPHOTO – 2019 edition

As a continuation of its predecessors, the Festival aims to consolidate the international platform for exchange of experiences and thoughts of artists from Eastern and Western Europe, enabling cross-border dialogue not only for artists and people interested in photography, but also for the general public. During the festival, which is going to last for more than a month, we would like to present you both professional artists who explore new areas of photography and media, and photography as a simple visual message which is available to everyone. We are hosting the famous artists from Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Belorussia , Ukraine, The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Germany, the USA and the directors of photo festivals, the jurors, the critics from Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Great Britain and the USA. We are representing the young generation of photographers and contemporary currents taken in some European art academies. 


Within the confines of this year’s edition we have planned to involve 200 artists, 10 curators, 15 jurors. There are going to be : 30 exhibitions, 4 workshops, 4 film displays, Portfolio Review and the competitions: INTERPHOTO GRAND PRIX, Street Art, Photography of the young, the show of the photos with live music, the scientific panel, 5 lectures, 30 meetings with the authors, an international stream press conference, solemn inauguration with an audience, the guests, the artists, the local authorities, the curators, the critics, the publishers; a picnic and a photographic walk. 


The main subject of the festival, regardless of an edition, is A BORDER, with all of the slogans belonging to it like Genius Loci or fields of individual experience (spiritual or experimental one).


The festival’s main subject is “From the Past to the Contemporary. The bounds of time.” Using the medium of photography, it will explore social phenomena that concerned the previous and the present generations.