European Month of photography Luxembourg ( emoplux )

The European Month of photography Festival in Luxembourg (emoplux) is a major international festival dedicated to photography and visual culture. Initiated in 2006 by Café-Crème asbl in partnership with the leading photo institutions in Paris, Berlin and Vienna, and thanks to the participation of near all art institutions in Luxembourg, the Festival is able to offer a diversified and international platform for the exchange of ideas, artistic expression and engagement with photography in all its forms.

The Festival brings together emerging as well as established artists and photographers mainly from Europe with the aim to reflect the diversity of photography of our time.
Exploring a variety of cultural, artistic, social, and political perspectives, the Festival considers a spectrum of photographic media, ranging from fine art, conceptual up to other media, including video and installations and to a lesser extend on documentary photography . Of the 26 exhibitions in 2023, six in particular were under the artistic direction or co-direction of the association, namely at the Nationalmusée, Casino Luxembourg, Musée Vauban, Cercle Cité, neïmënster and Arendt House. Since 2015, we have been working hard to set up a portfolio review for local residents and artists from German, Belgium and French border regions, allowing for exchange between artists, critics and curators. The festival also provides an opportunity for up-and-coming artists to showcase their work to museum curators and festival directors. Furthermore, every two years, Arendt & Medernach law firm bestows an award (European Month of Photography Arendt Award) upon a talented young artist, granting them entry into one of Luxembourg’s most esteemed photographic collections.”
Emoplux 2023 (Rethinking Identity)  took place in May and June in about 20 locations across the country, mainly in the capital but also in Clervaux, Dudelange, Ettelbrück and the neighbouring city of Trier (Germany). Main events of the 9th edition of the festival took place on May 10th to the 13th, called Emop Days with the lineup of major openings, including an open to the public portfolio review, the Emop Arend award ceremony, and opportunities to meet with the artists.