© Yusuke Suzuki, From The Series 'Aleppo, Syria - City Of Chaos'


Berlin Foto Biennale 2016
»Emotions & Commotions Across Cultures«

4th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography &
1st edition of the Berlin Foto Biennale

Biennal: October 6 – 30, 2016
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 12-19h, Thu 12-21h, Fri-Sun 12-19h
Admission: 10 € / reduced 6 € (Buy Online Ticket)


Special Invitee: Steve McCurry, Magnum Photos / Agentur Focus
A Retrospective exhibiting 130 selected works of Steve McCurry

Emerging Young Talent: Yusuke Suzuki
exhibiting Aleppo, Syria – City of Chaos and Refugee Crisis, Lesbos, Greece

446 contemporary artists from 41 countries are participating alongside Magnum photographer Steve McCurry

Throughout October 2016 Berlin welcomes once again the largest German festival for photography, the 7th European Month of Photography. As Associated Partner of the EMOP Berlin the first edition of the Berlin Foto Biennale – and 4th edition of the Biennial for Fine Art and Documentary Photography – will take place at the elegant Palazzo Italia, situated in the historic heart of Berlin. After Madrid, Buenos Aires and Malaga, Berlin was chosen as a new base to promote emerging talents and established artists from all over the world.

»Emotions & Commotions Across Cultures« will present 1230 photos by 446 contemporary artists from 41 countries of all continents – among them 65% women, who have received the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers.

The works represent a wide spectrum of styles ranging from documentary and wild life, to portrait and experimental photography. Recognizing a wide array of artistic expression across diverse cultures, the Biennial presents a contemporary overview of the different schools of thought emerging from the United States to China, from Australia to Turkey and from Senegal to Mexico.

The Biennial also contains selected works by Steve McCurry. His solo exhibition ‘Retrospective’ forms part of the Biennial as special invitee. An essay by the emerging young talent Yusuke Suzuki about the refugee crisis on Lesbos and the chaos in Syria’s Aleppo is also included in this comprehensive photographic display.

The Biennial captures international trends in photography and presents us a kaleidoscope of sentiments and perceptions. In this way a photographic chronicle of our time emerges with all its emotions and commotions, visually expressed by hundreds of photographers across many cultures. Part of the revenue from artwork sales will be donated to Save the Children.

A catalogue published by Kehrer Verlag accompanies the Biennial.

Artistic Director: Julio Hirsch-Hardy
Curators: Analy Werbin, Julio Hirsch-Hardy and Victoria Werbin

For further details, please visit BerlinFotoBiennale.com

Part of the EMOP Berlin 2016 – European Month of Photography Berlin 2016. Discover more Festival highlights on PiB under the tag #EMOP Berlin 2016!

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