European Prospects
Exploring European Identity through Photography

The first Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie

Festivals | 09 September 2017 - 05 November 2017

From its first edition in 2005, Fotofestival Mannheim – Ludwigshafen – Heidelberg established itself as one of Europe’s most important curated photographic events of international standing. In future, the Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie will continue to be distinguished by the concepts devised by biannually alternating guest curators, who will deal with repeatedly new aspects of contemporary photography in dialogue with the invited artists, the metropolitan region, the three organizing cities and the festival’s local, national and international visitors. The Biennial enjoys the participation of the three cities’ most important exhibiting institutions, the specific profile of each of them being included the exhibition concept. Most recently, the festival counted more than 35,000 visitors. Cultural events organizers and patrons from the entire metropolitan region work together closely to realize the Biennale. The Biennale connects the three cities and their cultural institutions to one another in a cross-city dialogue and thus serves as a model for inter-city collaboration Germany-wide.