IMAGE OF THE PAST, REFLECTION OF THE PRESENT

Within the scope of the Daguerreobase  project we invite you the the international meeting named “Image of the past, reflection of the present” which will be held on 22. – 23. of january 2014 in the National technical museum in Prague.

Program of the meeting (PDF)

Application forms should be sent to petr.kliment@ntm.cz and ptrnkova@gmail.com

Organization team of Daguerreobase CZ is looking forward to meet you.

Petr Kliment, NTM
Michaela Brachtlová, NTM
Tomáš Štanzel, NTM
Petra Trnkova, ÚDU AV ČR

BARDAF INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

The purpose of the competition is promotion of art photography. Photos sent to the category: Cultural Heritage UNESCO http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/ must be taken at the places which are declared to be cultural and natural heritage by UNESCO. In case of any doubt the author is obliged to submit upon request the place where the photogrpah was taken. The comptetition is designed for photogrpahers from all over the world who will send a maximum 4 photos to each category. Digital sets must be sent in the JPEG file in resolution maximum 1024 pixels longer side, multiplied by 768, square 768×768, maximum size 800kb. The name of the set must in the form: Surname-last four digits of your phone-category and the image number (e.g.: smith-1234-A1.jpg).
Digital photos may be sent by three ways:

  1. by post on CD to the address: Ing. Gabriel Grund, Kukorelliho 46, 08501 Bardejov, Slovakia along with the participation fee
  2. by e-mail to the address: fotoklubbardaf@gmail.com accompanied with the attached Entry Form
  3. on-line: http://www.fotostrom.eu/forms/Bardaf2014/Bardaf2014.php

Main prices:

FIAP Badge for the Best Author
FIAP Medals: 5 gold, 5 silver, 5 bronze and 30 Honourable Mentions
City of Bardejov Grand Prix
Association of Slovak Photographers Price
Photoclub BARDAF Price – 10 Honourable Mentions / two in each category/
Association of Polish Art Photographers Price: 1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze

More can be can be found at the oficial website….

PANORAMA OF MY COUNTRY 2013

4th International Photo Salon PANORAMA OF MY COUNTRY 2013 organized by National Society of Photo Artists of Ukraine under patronage of ISF – Image sans Frontière Label ISF 2013 is calling you for submission.

Entry requirements

Photographs should capture the essence of each Country: its people, its landscapes, its history, its architecture, its events, its traditions, and its folklore.
Entries.

  • Open to photographers, worldwide.
  • Theme – open.
  • Contest is composed of two sections:

A. Panoramic Format
Size requirements:
A relationship of 1:2 to 1:7; minimal size on the short size of the image – 30cm.
B. Traditional Format
Size requirements:
A relationship of 2:3, that is 30x45cm and 40x60cm, other sizes accepted, keeping in mind that the minimum measurements of the short side must be 30cm and the maximum length of the long side 60cm.
Each entrant may submit a maximum of five images per section.

  • During the first stage, photos will be accepted only by e-mail to photopanorama2010@gmail.com , in jpg format 72 dpi 300 kb, for panorama photos – 600 px on the shortest side, for traditional formats – 1200 px on the longest side. After judging, during the second stage, authors will have to send the original selected photos to the same e-mail address. The photographs sent should be full size so that they can be printed (see the requirements of section A and B). While sending preview photos, authors also have to send a filled entry form and confirmation of the payment for the entry. Without filled entry-form and confirmation of the payment, photos will not be reviewed.
  • Images must be borderless, no margins or frames.
  • The works, previously exhibited at the the international photo salons in Ukraine and other countries, will not be accepted for the jury consideration.
  • Each entry form must be written either in English or in French.

Each entry form must have an identification number, name, surname, title and country:
1_ name_surname_ title_country.
Entries in the Panorama section should have a letter “P” with the identification number:
1P_name_surname_ title_country.

  • Entry Fees. Fees for foreign entries:

- $15/12euros for one section;
- $20/15euros for both sections.
De préférence par PAYPAL à notre courriel /Preferably by PAYPAL directly to our e-mail:
sydpipes1@gmail.com

  • Jury:

• Volodymyr OHLOBLIN, NSPAU – Kharkiv, Ukraine
• Akaki PKHAKADZE, Chairmen of the Association of Photographers of Georgia – Tbilisi, Georgia
• Eero VENHOLA, EFIAP, SKsLE – Helsinki, Finland

  • Prizes and awards:

A) Section A – ISF medals and certificates;
B) Section B – medals and certificates from the National Society of Photo Artists of Ukraine;
C) Sections A and B – prizes from sponsors.
Winners will be awarded medals and diplomas of International Photo Association Image sans Frontière (ISF) and National Society of Photoartists of Ukraine (NSPAU), which will be accompanied by the prizes of our sponsors.

  • List of Prizes:

• SLR lens TAMRON AF 18-200mm F/3,5-6,3 XR Di II LD Asp
• SLR lens TAMRON AF 18-200mm F/3,5-6,3 XR Di II LD Asp
• Tripod professional SLIK Able 300 DX
• Tripod professional SLIK Able 300 DX
• TENBA Photorucksack Mixx Photo Daypack Small Black (638-651)
• TENBA Photorucksack Mixx Photo Daypack Small Blue (638-653)
• Manfrotto Set MK294A3-A0RC2
• Manfrotto Set MK294A3-A0RC2
• Manfrotto Set MK294A3-A0RC2
• Manfrotto Set MK294A3-A0RC2
• Manfrotto Set MK294A3-A0RC2
• Manfrotto Set MK294A3-A0RC2

  • Each participant will receive an illustrated catalogue.

The catalogues of 2010, 2011 and 2012 can be viewed at:
http://issuu.com/stranik/docs/photopanorama
http://www.calameo.com/read/0001029925e88eb8f9c29

  • Each entrant owns the copyright of each submitted image. The entrant permits the organizers to reproduce any image free of charge for promotional purposes related to the Salon “Panorama of My Country”.
  • By participating in the contest, entrants agree to the above-mentioned terms.
  • Deadlines

- Closing day for entries: 11.59 p.m, July 23, 2013
- Judging: July 30, 2013
- Juried results: August 2013
- Exhibit opening and awards ceremony: September 30, 2013
- Display of works September 30 – October 07, 2013
- Mailing of catalogues: Autumn 2013

  • Contacts

National Society of Photo Artists of Ukraine
P. O. Box 532-В, 01001 КYIV, Ukraine
Tel.: +38(044)361.76.92
photospilka@ukr.net
www.photospilka.com

OPEN AIR FOTO FESTIVAL

The most photogenic festival of the year will take place in Český Krumlov.

On the second weekend in June, the Open – Air PHOTO festival will bring the most interesting things from the world of photography. The whole town centre will liven up with photography. The event is intended for the general public, the experts, and the whole families. We offer the latest trends, exhibitions, lectures, practical workshops, competitions, and meeting both Czech and International experts. The programme and quality background have been carefully designed and will enable to spend a weekend full of (not only) photographical experiences.


Why Český Krumlov?
Jiří Macháček, the director of the Innovate agency realising the whole project, explains the reason for choosing a town instead of, for instance, exhibition halls as a location for the introductory year of the Open – Air PHOTO festival: „A town brings both practical and comfortable background to visitors. And above all, thanks to amazing photogenic appearance and genius loci of Český Krumlov, it will be a unique „street“ event, where all photo fans definitely find things of their interest. In addition to it, Český Krumlov is a town interested in photography as such – there is a school with photography branch, Museum of photography, and two photo clubs.

Programme
The programme has been designed so that every visitor could enjoy not only taking photos with all senses during both festival days. The visitors can compare, test, and touch various photo equipments, to attend lectures and then try everything in practice within “practical workshops“. They can meet and discuss not only with Czech and International experts, but they can share experiences and findings with other visitors, or to learn about various school and photo clubs. No matter if the visitor is interested in new technologies, desires to reveal tricks and secrets of professionals or wants to take delight in exhibitions of photographs. The festival will be an enjoyable experience for the whole families even with little children. Everybody will find things of interest, both photography fans and the general public without photography ambitions, which can enjoy music production, competitions, exhibitions, or for instance the Glamour Party, which will take place in the local club City Longue.

Many chances to catch a beautiful, unconventional, and interesting pictures will be offered to all visitors around the whole town centre – in the castle, jail, cellars, winding streets, gardens, by the river, and at many others photogenic places. Thanks to these natural spaces and nooks, there will be a kind of „islands” by respective photographical genres, techniques, and programme.
„The photo festival, which will liven up the whole town, shows what and how is possible to photograph, no matter if you only take pictures with your mobile from time to time, you are amateur photographer, semi professional, or you just look for a eventful festival, where you can spend the whole weekend and find many things to discover“ says Jiří Macháček. Professional decorations, lighting, photo models, and specialized staff are taken for granted.


Photographic genres

It will be focused on people – portraits, fashion, children, weddings, street art, documentary, glamour, nude, and others. The visitors can look forward to many photographic opportunities, such as photography under water, man and fire, body painting, or fairy tale characters.

More information:

www.foto-festival.cz
facebook.com/xtasy.eu

FOTOFESTIWAL ŁÓDŹ

Fotofestiwal was born in 2001 as one of the first photography events in Poland. Since then, both photography and the ways of organising cultural events have changed. Fotofestiwal has always been up to date with these changes. It is intended as a space for various forms of photography and a forum for discussion on art and society, but also as a search for alternative methods of talking about photography and presenting it.

The festival always starts in May, and every year it attracts over 20 thousand visitors from all around the world. The main exhibitions are prepared especially for the festival and they present diverse curator visions. They constitute the core of the whole festival programme and provide main festival themes. The exhibitions are always complemented by accompanying events, where different audiences exchange their experiences. Visitors, artists, curators and teachers meet during workshops, a portfolio review, lectures, discussions and evening slide shows. All the events take place in old factories, tenement buildings and villas of Łódź – post-industrial architecture creates a truly unique atmosphere for presentation of photographs.

The main organiser of Fotofestiwal is the Foundation of Visual Education which has been cooperating with Łódź Art Center, Art Factory and the City of Łódź Office for a number of years. The organisers have also created the Photo Festival Union – an association that brings together European photography festivals, and the festival itself is a member of the Festival of Light – a similar association operating globally.

 

INTERNATIONAL PHOTO DAYS – GMUNDEN

As a comprehensive theme event, the 11th Gmunden Photo Days aim to meet market requirements and to provide significant stimuli for broadening the range of action of professional photography in Austria. The biennial Gmunden Photo Days are a must for all those interested in professional photography.

This year the event will be complemented by the International Photo Days of the Federation of European Photographers. Five outstanding European top photographers will make presentations at the Stadttheater, naturally with simultaneous interpretation.

Location: (Fair)

Kongresshaus Villa Toscana
Toscana Park 6
A-4810 Gmunden

Date:

12 April to 14 April 2013

Opening hours:

Friday, 12 April 2013 from 10:00 to 18:00 hours
Saturday: 13 April 2013 from 10:00 to 18:00 hours
Sunday, 14 April 2013 from 10:00 to 17:00 hours

Admission: After registration on the internet, free for all those interested in professional photography (professional photographers, dealers, professional visual designers, FEP Members, students of photography, photo fans etc.).

Location: (International Days and evening events)
Stadttheater
Theatergasse
A-4810 Gmunden

Date: 12 April to 15 April 2013

PECHA KUCHA NIGHT TRNAVA

Our project is going to take a part at Pecha Kucha Night event! You will see us on 6th of March at 7:30 p.m. in Trnava synagogue – the center of contemporary art.

Line-up:

Peter Chmela (winner of Trnava triennal poster) – graphic
Free Trees – handmade bags
Katarína Janečková – fine art
Marek Párajka – bike design
MOOV – beats club night
Provocation Bureau – creative studio
Juraj Marec – Slovak Art Magazine
Martin Jankura (pyrodesign) – design
Illah van Oijen – photography
Martina Slováková & Cukru – visual art
Jana Kapelová – fine art
ASIL – association of Slovak ilustrators

This event is organized by OZ Publikum.sk with the help of Jan Koniarek GalleryTrnava Self-governing Region and media partners City of Trnava and Trnava-live.sk.

Entry fee: 2 euros.

What is PechaKucha ?
PechaKucha 20×20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images.
The presentation format was devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham architecture. The first PechaKucha Night was held in Tokyo in their gallery/lounge/bar/club/creative kitchen, SuperDeluxe, in February, 2003. Klein Dytham architecture still organize and support the global PechaKucha Night network and organize PechaKucha Night Tokyo. With PechaKucha Nights now happening in over 500 cities around the world, we have discovered that most cities — not just Tokyo — have virtually no public spaces where people can show and share their work in a relaxed way. If you have just graduated from college and finished your first project in the real world, where can you show it? It probably won’t get into a magazine, and you don’t have enough photos for a gallery show or a lecture, but PechaKucha is the perfect platform to show and share your work.

What makes a good PechaKucha?
Good PechaKucha presentations are the ones that uncover the unexpected — unexpected talent, unexpected ideas. Some PechaKuchas tell great stories about a project or a trip. Some are incredibly personal, some are incredibly funny, but all are very different, and they turn each PechaKucha Night into “a box of chocolates.”

More about PKN here…

OFF_FESTIVAL BRATISLAVA

OFF_festival Bratislava is an alternative festival of contemporary photography, which annually introduces fresh talent from the Slovak and international photographic scene. This unique project arose from the need to create generous space and conditions for the presentation and promotion of young artists working in the medium of photography. It is the only cultural event of its kind in Slovakia which, at this level, highlights quality work from breakthrough talents. The aim of OFF_festival is to promote public interest in what is now emerging from the contemporary photographic field.

More at the official website…

Schedule can be seen here…

GRAND PRIX FOTOFESTIWAL 2013

We would like to invite you to submit your projects to the Grand Prix Fotofestiwal 2013 competition. The jury consisting of international curators shall choose one winner and seven finalists from the sent pictures. The winner shall receive the prize of 10,000 PLN and his/her works will be displayed during the exhibition. The prize for seven finalists is the participation in the exhibition. All selected pictures will be exhibited during the 12th edition of the Fotofestiwal between June 6th and 16th, 2013.

Grand Prix Fotofestiwal is a competition organized every year, during which we are awarding the prizes to those artists who present cohesive ideas, brave visions as well as excellent photographic technique and who use the photographic language in a conscious manner. We want to present interesting personalities and new trends of contemporary photography. This invitation is directed at individual photographers. The formula of the competition is open and there are no thematic, age or geographical restrictions.

More at the oficial website…

FOTO SLOVAKIA 2012

For the fourth time web portal ephoto.sk  invites you to visit the largest exhibition of phototographic technique and equipment in Slovakia.  It takes place on 6 – 7th of October in Hotel Crowne Plaza, Bratislava. This unique two days meeting creates a space for communication between photographers, sales and brands representatives of photographic and electronic industry.

More information can be found at the official website.

NEW WAVE PHOTOGRAPHY 2013

New Wave Photography 2013 is the 2nd edition of our exhibition bringing together the best artistic talent in contemporary fine art photography from across Central and Eastern Europe. The first exhibition was shown in Krakow and it then travelled to London. We exhibited 11 young photographers from 6 countries; Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. More information about the artists and the photographs from the 1st edition can be found here.

Over 2,000 visitors saw the exhibition in London and even more in Krakow, where it was hosted by Krakow Festival Office for over three weeks. Thanks to our sponsors, partners and media partners, we were able to get great publicity.

The 2nd edition will take place in April 2013 in London and will then be shown during the summer in Krakow. We are happy to bring the exhibition to other cities, so please contact us if you are a gallery or a company and you think hosting New Wave Photography could be of benefit to you. All artists interested in taking part in the next edition of New Wave Photography are can find more information here. We look forward to seeing your work.

We very much look forward to bringing more inspiring images to London next year.