Festival 2014:

Award «PRAFOTA» 2014

“PRAFOTA” is an award given to documentary and art projects done by Belarusian photographers.

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Nadzezhda Savchenko’s lecture. “Let Photography Be!” 
From the history of photography in Belarus. 1919-1941, 29.10

  The lecture covers the main directions in the development of photography in the Soviet Belarus within the period of two wars. The main topics will embrace: – periodization – practicing photographers and photo studios – photographic education – photographic magazines and exhibitions – amateur photography movement. The lecture will be accompanied by rich illustrative […]

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Lecture by Almira Usmanova “Ethics and Poetics of the Moment (of Death)” and the meeting with photojournalists Alexander Vasukovich and Vasily Fedosenko30.10

Photography is inextricably linked with the subject of death: they share the condemnation of the moment, the irreversibility of the already happened and the inevitable experience of loss. Historical archives store many traces and evidence of this excruciating intimacy. At the same time war photography is not the only genre that captures death and protocols […]

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The project “WE” Siarhei Bruško, Dzimitry Bruško

The project “WE” is a story of two photographers, a father and a son, about their country, which has recently gained independence. This is a view of two different generations of the same family at the state, which has just arisen. We is a plurality, it’s impersonal. We can not say, “I am the nation”, […]

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Presentation online magazine IMBALANCE 25.10

IMBALANCE  is an online magazine about contemporary Belarusian art and documentary photography, aimed at discovering and supporting young Belarusian photographers, at making their projects visible to a wider public. Each issue embraces one topic, in terms of which through photographs, essays and interviews with authors we investigate the border of documentary and art, fact and […]

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2014 World Press Photo Multimedia Contest Finalists’ Show, 26.10

World Press Photo organizes the leading international contest in visual journalism. The foundation is committed to supporting and advancing high standards in photojournalism and documentary storytelling worldwide. Its aim is to generate wide public interest in and appreciation for the work of photographers and other visual journalists, and for the free exchange of information.

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The open doors day in the studio “Kanaploŭ-Lejdzik”, 27.10

The creative duo Kanaploŭ-Lejdzik is a union of two photographers, unique for the Belarusian context. They make emotionally powerful and memorable pictures. Both the photographers rather successfully started their careers at the very beginning of the 2000s, but having joint their efforts, they rose to a new level of picture quality. Since 2011 all of […]

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The exhibition of Victor Hilitski “The Last Visit” 30.09. – 11.10

It is a very beautiful sentimental story as if retold in the first person singular, where the protagonist, an elderly man in the afternoon of his life, lets the invisible observer enter his life, in an open and sincere way building up his daily routine in the form of a specific ritual: cooking meals, heating […]

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SpecRULET — screening of multimedia works of Panos Pictures Photo Agency 22.10

Special RULET is a special program of multimedia projects presentation, prepared in cooperation with the world famous photoagency Panos Pictures for the 1st Anniversary of Mediacrowd project.   The program includes presentation of 9 multimedia works from 7 leading authors from Panos Pictures agency, as well as the winners of the prestigious photographic competitions World Press Photo, Picture of the Year, Sony World Photography Awards and holders of Tim Hetherington Grant in 2012, Eugene Smith Grant, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Grant. Detailed program of screening on […]

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The Exhibition Belarusian climate. 1996 – 2000, 16.10 – 26.10

Artists represent a kind of game on the interaction: the method – a total installation, the context – an enclosed space with no windows, the content – well-known art works of the beginning of the 2000s. In this case, the group strategy of the 1990s directed on building a complex three-dimensional multimedia objects connects with […]

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Andrew Miksys, presentation of the photo project «Tulips» 23.10

For five years, Andrew Miksys, has been traveling to Belarus to photograph national holidays from May Day to Victory Day to Radunitsa and October Revolution Day.  His book TULIPS will be published by ARÖK Booksin early 2015 with a text by historian Laimonas Briedis. “Photographer Andrew Miksys, a seasoned traveler, ventures into the spring of […]

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The Exhibition Of the Photographic-Archaeological Expedition On the Polish-Belarusian Border “Albom.pl” 17.10-29.10

It was an archeological expedition, so we really “dug out”, first in the archives and on the Internet to see what photographic materials relating to seven localities included in the project had already been collected. Then we met the residents of these villages. People who were willing to share with us their family stories let […]

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Screening of 19 Voies Off Festival finalists works 19.10, 17.00

Henk Wildschut (c) Each year Arles hosts one of the biggest and oldest photo festivals in Europe, called Racontre. The hole city is becoming an exhibition space, which presents works of world famous photographers. Voies Off proposes alternative parallel to the festival program, giving space to young photographers and new names. The program of Voies […]

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The Exhibition Belarusian climate. 1996 – 2000, 20.10 – 31.10

Curator Volha Rybčynskaja The opening of exhibition 20.10, 19.00 Loft «Balki»,Chapaeva, 3, Block 202

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Exhibition of Aliaksandr Vieliedzimovich «Cabinet of Curiosities» 14.10 – 25.10

Image surfaces present a trap for a viewer. It is so easy to get lost among bouquets of dry flowers together with Superman, Godzilla, Red Hobbyhorse and the author’s dad.  It is much more difficult to reach the invisible plane of the image. In the project «Cabinet of Curiosities» the author poses some riddles to […]

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Exhibition of Alexey Shlyk and Aleg Shobin, Concept/Art/Confession Group «Reconstruction No.1» 14.10 – 25.10

Alexey Shlyk is one of the most outstanding representatives of the young Belarusian photographers. In 2007 Alexey underwent a training at Paul Howell Photography ltd. photographic studio, a leading company in providing digital photo services on the American photographic market, where he gained knowledge and passion for creating photographic images with the use of traditional technique, which […]

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Exhibition “The Belarusian Climate” 29.10 – 8.11.

The art group The Belarusian Climate was created on November 28, 1987 at the time of the first manifestations of liberalism and attempts to feel the limits of the true freedom. For a long time the members of the group implemented the phrase “photo-rock association”, with an emphasis on the notion of association that has […]

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Exhibition «ACCOMMODATION» 28.10. – 8.11

The exhibition of students’ and PhD students’ works of Narrative Photography Studio of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Curator: Prot Jarnuszkiewicz, PhD, Associate Professor In general terms accommodation stands for the ability to adapt a certain state (or oneself) to the environment. I understand accommodation in photography as the artistic result of the […]

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Exhibition of children’s photography 16.10

Exhibition of children’s photography (finalists and winners of the children’s photography contest organized by members from Postavy). Already for the second time “Svetosila” photoclub from Postavy held the children’s photography contest “The World around Us” for local youngsters of their area. The purpose of the contest was to promote photography among schoolchildren. The finalists were […]

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Martin Parr’s Lecture 09.10, 17.00

Martin Parr will give a lecture on his photographic practice. He is an outstanding British documentary photographer, curator and photobooks collector. Since 1994 Parr has been a member of the photographic agency “Magnum”. The photographer is known for his satirical and anthropological projects, where he documents wealth, luxury and everyday life of the West. Martin […]

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Presentation of the book «Sigismund Yurkovski – a photographer from Viciebsk» 08.10

Liudmila Khmialnickaja The name of Viciebsk resident Sigismund Yurkovski has taken its place in the history of Belarus and world-wide. Though he was the inventor of the “instantaneous shutter”, he nevertheless remained out of eyeshot of researchers: little is known about his biography, and only a few newspaper and magazine publications cover his creative work. […]

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Slideshow of the finalists of Grand Prix Lodz Fotofestiwal 2014, 12.10

Michel le Belhomme, The Blind Beast Grand Prix Fotofestiwal (Lodz, Poland) is a competition organized every year, during which the prizes are awarded 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. The formula of the competition is open […]

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Exhibition «Sense of Place. Latvian Contemporary Photography» 6.10 – 30.10

Arnis Balcus, Reinis Hofmanis, Alnis Stakle. Three contemporary Latvian photographers Arnis Balcus, Reinis Hofmanis and Alnis Stakle are looking for the signs in Latvian landscape characterizing their home. The landscape consists of natural and cultural elements and their mutual interaction. Interaction with these elements can evoke a special sense of place, which the photographers have […]

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Meeting with Yuri Kozyrev “Aesthetic border of war photography”

(Belarussian) Юрый Козыраў – адзін з самых вядомых у свеце ваенных фатографаў. Здымаў у Чачні, Аўганістане, Іраку, Лівіі, Егіпце і на шматлікіх іншых войнах свету. Адзін з сузаснавальнікаў агенцтва Noor.

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Alnis Stakle, Latvian contemporary photography, 7.10

In addition to providing an overview of some of the most important Latvian contemporary photographers, this lecture will revisit the work of several Latvian photographers from the 1970s and 1990s and introduce other photographic work being made in Latvia today.

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Exhibition «We-ll-timed» 3.10 – 15.10

We are a group of photographers from different cities, exploring from all angles that which is deep-seated, archetypal and timeless for our country. We studied sociological research, covering the last 100 years of our history, three historical and ideological regimes, two revolutions and the personality traits created by them.

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The Exhibition of the Works of Seven Photographers of the Belarusian Public Association “Fotamastactva”

According to many religious and cultural traditions, the number seven is riddled with a spectacular number of interpretations. Being the sum of three and four, seven was seen by ancient scholars as a unity of heaven and earth, soul and body, and in the East it was associated with the symbols of time and space. […]

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Exhibition of the Winners of FotoEvidence 2013, 23.09-01.10

Задача конкурсу і прэміі FotoEvidence, што праводзіцца з 2011 года, у тым, каб на мове фатаграфіі расказаць пра парушэнні правоў чалавека і прыніжэнне чалавечай годнасці.

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Lecture, How to Understand Contemporary Photography. A Documentary Issue, 02.10

Nadya Sheremetova, curator, director of FotoDepartament Foundation, one the lecturers of the educational program FotoDepartament.Institute. It seems today that photographers have lined up in two non-intersecting lines. The ones clearly know the methods and the ways how to achieve certain applied goals, i.e. to create a magazine photo story, to make a book about a […]

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