A photographic installation, a presentation of the photobooks, a publication, a panel discussions with artists and networking events planned for whole nights – welcome to Polish Paradise in 2020!
Polish Paradise is an informal partnership of three photography festivals in Poland: Fotofestiwal in Lodz, Krakow Photomonth, and TIFF Festival from Wroclaw. Three main photo events in Poland have joined forces, knowledge and skills to win grants and promote Polish photography abroad. Their aim is to highlight works of the artists who are yet to shoot to international stardom, gain recognition for festivals and, last but not least, to have fun while doing so. So far Polish photography have visited Arles, Goteborg, Tbilisi, Hamburg, New York and Paris, where it was presented in various events, publications, artist talks, slideshows and all night long networking events (read: parties), even in a specially prepared for that campers that drove through half of the Europe to spread good vibes and word about Polish photography.
2020 tour is dedicated to six female photographers: Lena Dobrowolska, Antonina Gugała, Agnieszka Rayss (from Sputnik Photos Collective), Dominika Sadowska, Agnieszka Sejud and Karolina Wojtas. Their work will be presented at events such as ManifestO Festival in Toulouse (France), Nida. International Photography Symposium (Lithuania), Kaunas Art Book Fair (Lithuania), as well as at Riga Photomonth (Latvia).
16th of June 7pm, (6pm Warsaw time) – Short talks: a polish female photography >>
Series of six short interviews with polish female artists: Lena Dobrowolska, Antonina Gugała, Agnieszka Rayss, Dominika Sadowska, Agnieszka Sejud, Karolina Wojtas conducted online by Aga Szuścik. Talks will include screening of artists works.
19th of June 7pm. (6pm Warsaw time) – Hands on polish photobooks >>
Virtual table presenting Polish photobooks with voice narration of Franciszek Ammer (Fotofestiwal in Łódź) and Michał Leśniowski (Krakow Photomonth). Curators will talk about around 10 publications.
Organizers: Krakow Photomonth Festival, Fotofestiwal – International Festival of Photography in Łódź, TIFF Festival in Wrocław
Financed under the NIEPODLEGŁA Multiannual Programme for 2017-2022, as a part of the „Cultural Bridges” („Kulturalne pomosty”) grant programme of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.