We spent ten days at Tbilisi Photo Festival 2019 -Running from the 12th to the 21st of September 2019- to experience a vast array of exhibitions, talks, and openings across Georgia’s capital. Featuring the opening of the nation’s first photographic and multimedia museum and the first exhibition solely focused on the work of South Caucasian photographers, this year is set to be one of many firsts. The Tbilisi Photo Festival’s 10th anniversary, by Joe Burrows.
Daniel Pateman travelled to Budapest in March to explore the riches of Budapest Photo Festival 2018, which runs from February 28th to April 20th and comprises of thirty-eight exhibitions, artist talks and discussions. The festival’s headline show is Sandro Miller’s ‘Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters’; an impressive, internationally touring exhibition the result of the collaborative efforts of Sandro, actor John Malkovich, and a team of talented artists.
Our festivals editor Daniel Pateman travelled to Romania for the 6th edition of the Photo Romania Festival, discovering a bold international mix of abstract and journalistic photography, as well as a friendly network of passionate photographers. Taking place in the beautiful city of Cluj-Napoca, the festival comprised numerous in-depth presentations, which detailed a compelling array of artistic projects, and practical sessions were organised to cover specialist topics such as wedding, fashion, landscape and concert photography.
Daniel Pateman looks back on London’s ‘Urban Photo Festival’, considering how the diverse works challenged and added to the debate about what street photography can or should be. While the festival’s expansive, forward looking conception of Street Photography caused some people onsternation, others found their perceptions positively challenged, leaving them inspired to think further on the topic of Urbanism.