The year 2010 brings a major change in presenting Czech photography.
The positive experience and public response in the past two years when PRAGUE PHOTO was held in Prague led us to a plan to enrich the one-week event by a simultaneous month-long festival of curators´ projects.
PRAGUE PHOTO is again based on the structure of private galleries with their own exhibition programme, individual photographers, and editors. Young artist are broadly represented by way of their schools. Those interested may buy the exhibited photos, take part in lectures by professionals, discussion panels, meet artists.
Throughout the month of April the PRAGUE PHOTO FESTIVAL will offer twelve accompanying photo exhibitions in museums, galleries and cultural centres around the capital city. The aim is to remind the public of the extensive history of the Czech photography and to introduce its present image.
The PRAGUE PHOTO management wishes to thank all its collaborators and partners who have assisted in organizing this major event, we thank for the support of the City of Prague, and for permanent support of the general partner UniCredit Bank Czech Republic, a.s., who annually awards a prize for an artist under 35 years of age.
PRAGUE PHOTO venue: Exhibitons Hall Manes, Masarykovo nabr. 250, Prague 1
March 30 – April 4, 2010
Opening hours: March 30 – April 3, 2010 11am – 8pm
April 4, 2010 11am – 6pm
Entrance fee: CZK 80.00, reduced 50.00 (students, seniors)
Catalogue: CZK 120.00 (5.00 Euro)
Programme of PRAGUE PHOTO at Manes:
March 29, 2010 at 6pm Gala Opening at Manes Exhibition Hall Prague
Presentation of the UniCredit Bank PRAGUE PHOTO Young Award
March 30, 2010 5 - 6.30pm "Edge Zone in the Contemporary Slovak Photography", a lecture by Jana Hojstricova, Silvia Saparova and Olga Triaska Stefanovič, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava
March 30, 2010 6.30 - 8pm "Slovakia" - a documentary project of students and their professor Lubo Stacho
Presented by Lubo Stacho, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava
March 31, 2010 at 5pm - Round table on the topic "Young Czech Photography, system of studies and grant support of photographic projects"
Lectured by Štěpánka Stein, FAMU, Prague, Pavel Baňka, University of J. E. Purkyně, Ústí n/Labem, and Jaroslav Prokop, University of T. Bata, Zlín
April 1st, 2010 4 - 5pm - Presentation of the software SilverFast.com scanner
Lectured by Kamil Třešňák, technical specialist, and Petr Šálek, photographer
April 3, 2010 at 6pm - Project of the magazine Instinkt and fotopatracka.cz - announcement of the winner of the contest The Basic Instinct
March 30 - April 4, 2010 - a daily screening of Video Fragments / Portraits of Photographers from the archives of Archiv B&M Chochola