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Exhibition: 11 Sep – 20 Oct 2012
7 place de la Clairefontaine
Tue-Fri 10-18:30, Sat 10-17
The countdown starts: 8th edition of photomeetings luxembourg from Sept. 11th - Oct. 20th 2012!
The City of Luxembourg will host our festival in the beautifully restored Cercle Building on the Place d'Armes for the workshop-activities, and in the splendid auditorium at the Cité for our public events, from September 12 - 15th.
The concept of our event has remained the same, as have our aims: to build a quality platform for the young and the young at heart, who have an interest in photography and photo-related arts.
In this fast-changing world of mass media and technical innovation, we intend to encourage and motivate the future generation of artists, who mostly grew up as computer users, to learn from specialists in the field of new technologies, as well as to acquire traditional photographic methods.
With their thought-provoking themes, the photomeetings luxembourg go right to the heart of contemporary photographic discourse. This year's theme is Photography = Fiction?.
Many internationally renowned photographers, photo-artists and lecturers will highlight and discuss the different aspects of the term "fiction", by way of workshops, lectures and exhibitions.
Europe will be learning and creating together: in cooperation with local participants, six universities and colleges from six European countries will take part in photomeetings luxembourg 2012.
Between five and fourteen students from each university are participating. They will work on the theme during the summer semester 2012. Their resulting photographs will be presented in an exhibition within photomeetings luxembourg 2012 at the Galerie beim Engel from Sept. 11th - Oct. 20th 2012!
For the first time in the history of photomeetings luxembourg, a retrospective show with a selection of works created by the previous workshop participants will take place in the Ratskeller of the Cercle, rue du Curé, from Sept. 12th - Oct. 7th 2012. The exhibition is called Inspiring Luxembourg, since the city of Luxembourg has served as a source of continuous inspiration from 2005 to 2011.
A selection of photographs by the workshop-teachers and lecturers will be on display at Galerie Clairefontaine from Sept. 13th - Oct. 6th 2012!
· Jean-Christian Bourcart
· Geert Goiris
· Arno Rafael Minkkinen
· Roman Pfeffer
· Alfred Seiland
· Ábel Szalontai
· Joan Fontcuberta
· IPW round table discussion with Luc Briand (Libération), Jürgen-Erich Drokur (Opus Kulturmagazin) and Clément Saccomani (Magnum Photos)
· Arno Rafael Minkkinen
All photography enthusiasts are welcome to participate in the workshops and lectures of their choice.
Registration and information on www.photomeetings.lu