The range of exhibitions in 2018 extended from historical photographs by Nathan Lerner to photo icons of the international music scene, self-portraits by Cindy Sherman to documentary photographs from geopolitical crisis areas such as the Syrian Aleppo. Works of over 500 photographers were on display at the photo festival.
EMOP Opening Days 2018 at C/O Berlin
The opening event of European Month of Photography Berlin took place in cooperation with C/O Berlin in Amerika Haus, located in Charlottenburg. C/O Berlin, an important photo institution in the city, initiated the "Opening Days" programme from 28 to 30 September 2018. There were lectures, artist talks and discussions with internationally renowned photographers, curators, media experts, archivists and publicists as well as performances, live acts, and workshops for adults, children and young people.
History of the European Month of Photography
The European Month of Photography is a network of European photo festivals. Its foundation goes back to 2004 when photography enthusiasts in Berlin, Paris and Vienna decided to put photographic art at the centre of public attention for a month at least every two years. In 2006 Bratislava, Moscow, Rome and Luxemburg joined the network, in 2012 Budapest and Ljubljana participated for the first time.
European Month of Photography network
The members of the European Month of Photography network aim to cooperate on a transnational, European level to exchange information and experiences, to learn and encourage creativity, and to support younger artists. Joint exhibitions of contemporary photography in the partner cities are the means for pursuing that common goal.