6th edition ( 2017 ) of the European Month of Photography Luxembourg

6th edition ( 2017 ) of the European Month of Photography Luxembourg


We are already preparing 2017, the sixth edition of the festival.

Although a majority of exhibitions will be located again in the capital – mainly at the Mudam ( Museum of contemporary art) , the Casino Forum of Contemporary Art, the MnHA ( National Museum of Art an d History ) and the Cercle-Cité ( exhibition space of the City ) three other cities will play again an important role when it comes photography in Luxembourg: Dudelange, Clervaux and the newcomer the city of Differdange with its art space H2O.

The birth of the CNA (National Audiovisual Centre) in the late 80s – and implanted in Dudelange – was the political founding act giving official existence to photography in the Grand Duchy by drawing attention to a mythical figure in the history of photography: Edward Steichen ( born in Luxembourg ) .
The decision of the Ministry of Culture to install beginning of the nineties this newly created center in Dudelange, about 20 minutes from the capital,made of the CNA but particularly also of the Art Center Nei aLiich and its director Danièle Igniti, a showcase of photography in Luxembourg.
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New corporate identity

New corporate identity


An important aspect on the agenda of the most recent meeting with our partners of the EMOP group (European Month of Photography) on March 17th in Bratislava ( House of Central European Photography ) was a strategic one. We were seeking for a better harmonization of the communication strategies of eight cities hosting a festival on photography. The proposals made by the Naroska design Berlin – working for our partner Kulturprojekte Berlin – have been adopted by all cities. Thus, in September 2016 Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Vienna will adopt a similar design for posters, catalogues and website. The new logo – which will be the same for all the festivals – will be placed next to the logo specific to each festival. Indeed, despite the need to show more coherence, it was not our intend to eliminate the characteristics of each city; some are organizing a festival for 25 years and more. Our aim was primarily to provide a better readability of photo festivals in Europe and to see the connections that are made between the various cities that work together now for 10 years.
There are some concerns: the Paris Photo Festival recently shifted its festival from November to spring 2017 and changed its name. We are therefore not sure how Paris will be able to adopt the proposals to the group as their own redesign was decided some months ago already. We’ll see.

Vienna meeting: looking for the Clouds

Vienna meeting: looking for the Clouds


To actively prepare the edition of a new book / catalog dedicated to contemporary photography, curators of the European month of photography gathered in Vienna End of January to finalize the content of the next edition which contains topics of great political imortance: the conflicts generated by 9/11 in Europe, including the hot topic of surveillance and the refugee crisis. Fifty artists have already been selected who will be contacted in the coming weeks. The publication will be available in principle towards the end of September and will have the title “Looking for the Clouds”