Added by Nigel Shelbourne on September 6, 2010
The fourth edition of the European Month of Photography will take place in Berlin, Germany, between October 15 and November 28. During these six weeks, shows and workshops related to photography will be held and the German capital will participate by also organizing activities in cultural institutions, museums and leading galleries. During the time of the event there will be over 150 exhibitions organized and more than 500 international photographers will present their work. This even is mobile, since it moves to a different city in Germany every 2 years, and seeks to provide innovative photographers worldwide a platform to present their work.
Exhibitions will gather more than 10,000 images that showcase the metropolitan way of life since the 19th century and up until today, as this year’s festival theme has been announced to be ‘Modern Life, New Images’. Festival organizers stated that the festival wants to present ‘photography as an instrument of modernization’ and that visitors who plan on attending the event ‘can expect to find pictures that are surprising and disturbing, controversial and simply breathtaking.’
Some of the expected highlights of the European Month of Photography are a retrospective that will be presented by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, a Hungarian photographer and painter, and the exhibition dedicated to the influence of pioneering American street photographer, Garry Winogrand.