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European Month Of Photography (EMoP) // Europäischer Monat Der Fotografie (MdF)


»7th European Month of Photography Berlin (EMoP Berlin)«

Festival: October 1 – 31, 2016

Application deadline: February 29, 2016


The 7th European Month of Photography will take place from October 1 – 31, 2016

The Festival
The European Month of Photography Berlin is the largest German festival for photography. Since 2004, it has been taking place every two years in Berlin, presenting a wide range of exhibitions and events on historic and contemporary photography. The festival is organized by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH in collaboration with museums, cultural institutions, galleries, embassies, project spaces, and photography schools in Berlin and Potsdam.

On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, the MdF Berlin has an impressive record to its name: 2 million visitors, 500 exhibitions by as many partner institutions, 30,000 photographic works shown, and 2,000 participating photographers.

Berlin and its European Partners
The MdF Berlin is a member of the European Month of Photography (EMoP), a European joint project that includes the photography festivals in Bratislava, Budapest, Ljubljana, Luxembourg, Paris, and Vienna. Back in 2003, on the initiative of Berlin’s partner city Paris, the idea was born to form a European network of photography festivals. After a cooperation between Berlin, Paris, and Vienna, the capitals Bratislava, Luxembourg, Moscow, and Rome followed in 2006. In 2012, the European photography network was expanded to include Budapest and Ljubljana; Athens joined 2014.

The goal of the joint project is to foster cooperation on a European level, to strengthen the international photography scene, to intensify the exchange of information and experience, emphasize the interplay between teaching and learning, and support young artists. The result of this collaboration, among other things, is a jointly conceived exhibition of contemporary photography, which is then shown in adapted form in each respective partner city of the EMoP network.


Museums, public and private galleries, memorial places, archives, libraries, collections, cultural institutions, as well as technical schools from Berlin and Potsdam professionally involved with photography can take part in the MdF Berlin. Individual photographers are not eligible.

Festival Catalogue
The catalogue will be published at the beginning of the 7th European Month of Photography.

The application forms can be found (in German only) on the organizer’s website, Kulturprojekte Berlin.


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