The Union of European Festivals of Photography
PHOTO FESTIVAL UNION
PHOTO FESTIVAL UNION is an association for European festivals of photography that was established in September 2005. The idea of the organization comes from the Foundation of Visual Education in Poland. The main motivation for establishing the Union is the exchange of the information between associated events. Furthermore, the Union would like to be a point for wide cooperation within organizing exhibitions, lectures, workshops, slide-shows and portfolio reviews.
Next important issue is promotion of the festivals through common website, mailing list and newsletters. The website is a comprehensive and updated base presenting not only Photo Festival Union association itself but, above all, achievements and plans of particular members. It helps spreading knowledge on photography and other visual creations, especially by album presenting and events accompanied annual meetings (exhibitions, slide shows, lectures)
Among the members of Photo Festival Union there are 28 biggest international festivals of photography in Europe. It joins people and institutions with the same goals and values and gives its members possibility to meet experienced organizers and curators from other countries, to share experience and new ideas.