To mark its 5th anniversary, this year the Fotofestival presents, under the title GRENZGÄNGE. MAGNUM: TRANS-TERRITORIES, the following exhibitions:

Kunsthalle Mannheim - Uprooted / Exil
Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen - No Place like Home / Zuhause
Heidelberger Kunstverein - Battleground / Afghanistan
ZEPHYR - Raum für Fotografie der Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim - Deutschlandreise
Kunstverein Ludwigshafen - Community
Sammlung Prinzhorn, Heidelberg - Locked up / Die Zelle
Stadtgalerie Mannheim - Insight Out / Konversion
halle02, Heidelberg - Liu Jie: Migrant Nation


Another special photographic project that has come about within the context of the 5th Fotofestival and in collaboration with ZEIT Magazin is Deutschlandreise - a journey through Germany. At the initiative of the photo agencies Magnum Photos (Paris) and Focus (Hamburg), the four Magnum photographers Olivia Arthur, Peter van Agtmael, Paolo Pellegrin and Moises Saman travel the length and breadth of Germany in election year 2013, in order to render their personal image of the country. Andréa Holzherr, curator of the 5th Fotofestival, will put together a selection of these works, which will be shown for the first time during the Festival at ZEPHYR - Raum für Fotografie in Mannheim.


In addition, we would like to draw your attention to an interesting event held by a partner of the Fotofestival:
the Denkfest 2013 in Worms.
The Rhine-Neckar Festival Region and the Culture Department of Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar GmbH invite you to the third Denkfest festival of critical thinking on 18/19 June in Worms. Under the motto, "writing, broadcasting, tweeting culture - mobilized on all channels?" experts and participants will deal with the topics of culture marketing and culture journalism.

Registration at www.m-r-n.com/denkfest

We send very sincere good wishes and will be back soon with Fotofestival news!

The Festival Team

Foto: Olivia Arthur - A carnival reveler at a village party on Weiberfastnacht in Stommeln near Cologne. Germany. 2013.
© Olivia Arthur/Magnum Photos

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