Lange Nacht der Fotografie

Long Night of Photography




Film night in PhotoQuarter Vienna

Schlössl Kino, Margaretenstraße 127, 1050 Vienna

Tuesday, 19th August 2014, from 7pm until 12am

2014 is the year in which we celebrate 175 years of photography! On the 19th August 1839 the technical details of photography were presented to the public in Paris. To mark this anniversary the House of Photography Vienna is organising a long night of photography on Tuesday 19th August 2014. As part of this film night we will show contributions documenting the history of photography as well as famous photographers from the ARTE documentary series PHOTO and KONTAKTABZÜGE.

The film series PHOTO places under the microscope the first steps of photography and its struggle for recognition as an art form. PHOTO deals with different photographic movements through examples, beginning with the pioneers of the 19th Century, then on to the Surrealists and through to the German Social Realism of the photography couple Becher and their students Gursky, Struth or Ruff. The ARTE documentary series KONTAKTABZÜGE puts famous photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, William Klein, Elliott Erwitt, Helmut Newton, Nan Goldin and Nobuyoshi Araki under the microscope, and presents their photographs and styles of working.


Admission free.


gezi park ausstellung

Photo: Sonja Bachmayer



off-festival vienna

Now also finally in Vienna! Initiated by the House of Photography Vienna, this year during the coming Month of Photography November 2014 there will be an open "off" photography festival taking place alongside the eyes-on-festival for the first time. The off festival vienna stands for an open discourse and public discussion on diverse aspects and forms of photography at the present time. The off festival doesn’t build an artificial distinction between art and commerce, nor does it limit itself to any particular category of artistic photography. In this way the off festival vienna sees itself as an open forum for photography, which aims to present a diverse and multilayered range of photography from Austria and neighbouring countries, celebrating the anniversary of 175 years of photography.

The forthcoming off festival vienna is dedicated to the theme "(No) art!". The House of Photography Vienna is looking forward to all submissions.

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