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6th Triennial of Photography Hamburg co-operates with Photoville New York

Ten days dedicated to photography – Exhibitions, international conferences, talks, portfolio reviews, and parties under the biblical motto "The Day Will Come“. International guests and co-operations.

From 18 to 28June 2015, Hamburg will once again be the centre of photography in Germany. For ten days, extraordinary ideas, enthusiasm and commitment to photography will be displayed by lectures, films, projections,
encounters and exhibitions. Ten days, in which photo and art lovers, scientists, photographers, media and art professionals will meet and intensely discuss photography. Nine months ahead of the festival, the Triennial travelled across the Atlantic with the support of Hamburg Marketing GmbH. As partner of Photoville, New York,
it has recently been showcasing an exhibition of the Hamburg based photographer Henrik Spohler in a container on the festival grounds of Brooklyn Bridge Park.

New curator, new concept

For the first time, Krzysztof Candrowicz will take on responsibility as artistic director for the programme of
the 6th Triennial of Photography Hamburg. Krzysztof Candrowicz is founder and director of the International Photofestival Lodz, the Foundation of Visual Education, and the Lodz Art Center, Poland. In 2004, he founded PhotoFestivalUnion, a network of thirty European photo festivals. In addition, Krzysztof Candrowicz is guest curator and gives lectures at many European and international organizations. In January 2014, he became the artistic director of the 6th Triennial of Photography in Hamburg, Germany. The festival’s new concept is reflected by its biblical motto: “THE DAY WILL COME“. Hamburger Kunsthalle, House of Photography | Deichtorhallen, the Museum of Arts and Crafts, Bucerius Kunstforum, the Foundation of Historical Museums and Kunstverein Hamburg, will show exhibitions of international renown artists. There will be more exhibitions at locations such as Oberhafen, an industrial location, and Designxport as well as at various galleries. Highlight of the Triennial of Photography will be a container village as a centre of all activities that will take place during the ten days of the festival. There, Triennial will host ten European photo festivals and ten European photo schools. An extensive programme will complement the shows.

Imagine the future

The motto of the Triennial “THE DAY WILL COME” serves as an inspiration to imagine a future, a future of photography in a technical sense, but especially in terms of aesthetics. In an interdisciplinary co-operation, curators, artists, futurologists, and sociologists will build a bridge into the future and will evaluate
the various aspects from different points of view. Under the title “THE DAY WILL COMEWHEN THE PAST MEETS THE FUTURE”, three institutions of the Foundation of Historical Museums explore their respective photographic collections in collaboration with five members of the contemporary artist group Sputnik. In focus of the exhibition THE DAY WILL COME WHEN MAN FALLS, the House of Photography/Deichtorhallen presents the New York based contemporary artist Phillip Toldedano, who develops relevant social and personal visions of the future.

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On the Triennal of Photography

Initiated by the photographer and collector F. C. Gundlach, the first Triennial of Photography Hamburg, took place in 1999 at four museums and cultural institutions as well as forty galleries and other locations. At the last Triennial held in 2011, number of exhibitors had more than doubled, attracting some 200,000 visitors. In 2015, the festival will be even bigger, with cooperations entered with many international partners. They include: Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, Photo Museum Thessaloniki, Palais des Beaux-Arts (Bozar), Brüssel, the stock agency Magnum, Paris/New York as well as the festivals Format/Derby, Cortona on the Move/Cortona, Fotofestiwal/Lodz, Photo Ireland/Dublin, Festival Luémia/Olot, and Procur.Arte/Lissabon. The Triennial of Photography 2015 is supported by the Ministry for Culture of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and the ZEIT Foundation Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius. Exclusive sponsors are HP-Hewlett-Packard and Olympus.

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