Krakow Photomonth Festival was first organised in 2001 as an independent initiative of the artistic community in Krakow. Over the years this bottom-up project grew into one of Europe’s leading photography festivals. Each year it draws the attention of photography enthusiasts and local artists, as well as the best photographers of the time. Every edition is overseen by a selected group of specialists, under the direction of one guest curator. In previous years, Aaron Schuman (2014), Wojciech Nowicki (2015) and Lars Willumeit (2016) created the main theme of the festival. In addition to photography exhibitions organised in different parts of the city, the programme also includes meetings and seminars. Each year, many distinguished guests, such as Josef Koudelka or Max Pinckers are invited to participate in the festival. Krakow Photomonth Festival contains a specific headline every year. It aims to provoke thoughts and debate on important social issues.
Krakow Photomonth Festival 2017
Krakow Photomonth Festival 2017 will be held between 19 May and 18 June. This year’s curator is Gordon MacDonald and this edition’s headline is Look in! This year marks the 15th edition of the festival and many celebratory events to accompany the standard photography exhibitions are planned.
The itinerary for Krakow Photomonth Festival 2017 is yet to be published.