Culture

European Month of Photography Promotes a Convergence of Cultures

During October Berlin will be transformed into a gallery in order to promote international cultures and support European emerging artists

October 14th, 2016
Chiara Ceccato, Berlin Global
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The Kulturprojekte Berlin has organized the European Month Of Photography (EMOP) of Berlin to be held from the 1st to the 31st of October this year. The event is part of the transnational EMOP project and is currently the most important festival of photography in Germany.

This month Berlin is hosting the 7th edition of the European Month of Photography, which consists of 130 exhibitions and a variety of events. The event is supported by 120 institutions, including large-scale museums, galleries, many foreign cultural institutions, embassies and municipal offices. 

This year, cooperation has been extended to include the C/O Gallery Berlin, which curated the opening days of the festival that focused on the theme ‘filtering the future’.

The festival usually follows a general theme. In 2012, the EMOP theme was ‘the view of the other’, while the last edition was based on the cultural renewal of Europe through its history. The festival lacks an underlying theme this year, and thus a particular focus on individualization, private life and social criticism has emerged. 

The EMOP represents an example of how culture promotes cooperation between nations. Founded in 2004 by the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, the European Month of Photography is a non-profit organization made up of a network of institutions from eight different European nations who share common objectives. 

The main objectives of the EMOP is to encourage international cooperation and a mutual exchange of information and experience, as well as to reinforce the international photography scene by supporting young and emerging European artists. 

The shared aims of the EMOP and its partners have been reinforced by the recent adoption of a new logo and visual identity, developed by the Naroska Design independent studio.

The participation of a diverse number of institutions allows a variety of artists with a spread of cultural viewpoints to become involved in the EMOP project.

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