Kyotographie Festival 2015

Kyotographie Festival 2015

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Kyotographie Festival 2015

Kyotographie International Photography Festival announces original collaborations for scenography and public programs, in conjunction with 14 groundbreaking exhibitions each set in iconic venues in the City of Kyoto.

Kyotographie, world-class photography festival presented annually in Kyoto during the height of the spring tourist season is pleased to announce rich and diverse collaborations in conjunction with the 3rd edition of the festival exhibiting 14 groundbreaking photographers at 15 of Kyoto’s historic and contemporary architectural spaces, some of which have never been opened to the public.

Working with some of the most creative local artisans, space designers and contemporary architects Kyotographie presents scenography unique to each exhibition and created specifically for the venue space.

Kyotographie 2015 is pleased to announce more than 40 public programs, including a Portfolio Review and Masterclasses in partnership with the International Center of Photography (ICP) New York, giving aspiring photographers and festival participants unparalleled opportunities to personally meet and network with a wide range of top professionals from the photography industry.

Kyotographie 2015 event welcomes Shuya Okino founder of Kyoto Jazz Massive and the new Kyoto Jazz Sextet for an exciting array of musical events.

Some 2015 highlights include:

–  Roger Ballen talk events and book signing in conjunction with his first exhibition in Japan. Dates (two sessions): Saturday, April 18th and Sunday, April 19th. Event location: Horikawa Oike Gallery.
The talk will be followed by a book signing of the new and expanded edition of Ballen’s new movie Outland. His new movie Outland will be also shown at the COMME DES GARCONS Kyoto store.

–  ‘Why do we need Photography Festivals?’ A conversation between Sam Stourdzé new director of Les Rencontres d’Arles, Pascal Beausse head of Photographic Collections at the Centre National des Arts Plastiques Date: Saturday, April 18th, 4pm-5:30 pm followed by a reception. Event location: French Institute.

–  Darkroom photography workshop by Louis Jammes.
Date: Sunday, April 19th. Event location: Gallery MAIN. Participation fee: 8000 JPY.

–  Talk: Exploring the Japanese photography collection of Guimet Museum with Jérôme Ghesquière, director of the Guimet photography collection and prominent photographer Claude Estèbe.
Date: Sunday, April 19th. Event location: Toraya Gallery. The Japanese photography collection spans the history of the samurai and includes never before seen images.

–  Collotype printing workshops at Benrido, Dates: two sessions on Thursday, April 24th. Event location: Benrido, Kyoto. Participation fee: 6000 JPY. Established in Kyoto in 1905, the Benrido Collotype Atelier brings over a century of experience to image-making. Collotype printing was the state of the art format for photographic reproduction at the turn of the twentieth century.