2023 edition – identity
“Through photography, like an elaborate way of expression, we can discover an important topic of discussion in our current theme. Identity is a complex and multifaceted concept that can be explored from different perspectives and disciplines.
A fact of being who or what a person or thing is, a set of values and elements who describes us like human being. The qualities, beliefs, personality traits, appearance, expressions that characterise us, individuals or groups. Identity refers to how others may perceive and label us based on our appearance, behaviour, or affiliation. Identity is about us and about our culture, gender, race, religion, nationality, education, occupation, family, and personal experiences.
We are a complex mix of interacting characteristics. Identity is a choice between these characteristics.
Our project concept is to link most of the events in the program into a theme, and the chosen topics, stories and experiences of the invited artists express our approach. The exhibitions, for example, can be a wake-up call, and the lectures and showcases can be encouraging, inspiring. We invite you all to be part of a new, intense and captivating visual experience at the current edition of our festival.” said Ionuț Trandafirescu, director and founder of Bucharest Photofest.
Bucharest Photofest, reaching its eight edition in 2023, is a platform-festival intended to acquaint the public with some of the most important, most up-to-date and most relevant photography landmarks, both local and international. Bucharest Photofest is aiming to become the most significant photography festival in Romania.
Not only is it a cultural project put forward in the form of a coherently concept, but also it uses photography as an occasion to question some essential sociopolitical and cultural present-day matters, therefore making photography a means of visual learning.
Each year, Bucharest Photofest devises a program consisting of over 35 events – exhibitions, film screenings, workshops, masterclasses, portfolio presentations and many more. Thus, on the grounds of a concept that attempts to cluster different branches and nuances, the audience is a first-hand beneficiary of multiple artistic happenings and facilities, exhibited in an unique manner, singular in length of time and amplitude on the Romanian cultural scene.
Through conceptual merging of individual and collective exhibitions, the Bucharest Photofest festival, both rises up to the standards of leading exhibitions and festivals all over the world and tries to set a professional and artistic norm in the current Romanian sociocultural situation.
Finally, our festival focuses particularly on the city of Bucharest by choosing many venues and locations throughout the capital, all compelling for the cultural scene, from art galleries to unconventional places, and involving various institutions and organizations, who prioritize the access of a large and diverse public to meaningful visual creations.
THE 8TH EDITION BRINGS AT BUCHAREST MORE THAN 150 LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS (PHOTOGRAPHERS, FILM MAKERS, DIRECTORS, WRITERS, STORYTELLERS), AND SHOWS THEIR WORKS AND PROJECTS IN EXHIBITIONS, FILM SCREENINGS, DEBATES AND TALKS, SHOWCASES, PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS, OR LIVE MUSIC CONCERTS.
ALL THESE ARE POSSIBLE WITH THE SUPPORT OF OUR PARTNERS AND SPONSORS.