Susanne Keichel: Fluchtlinien (Lines of Flight), 2015/2020
Shelly Silver: still from What I'm looking for, 2004
Andrzej Steinbach: Gesellschaftbeginnt mit Drei (Society starts at Three), 2017
Miloš Šejn: Subrosa Lutea, 2003

Despite constant movement, networking, exchange and an abundance of information, we rarely come into contact with the completely unknown, the unexpected – the other. Personalised newsfeeds reinforce our perceptions of ourselves in the world, nourish our feelings and experiences, confirm our position among our peers. In the context of an increasingly globalized society, ever more emphasis is placed on the uniqueness of a person’s identity. At the same time, the call for social and national boundaries and exclusion is becoming louder. To avoiding losing the ground beneath our feet we remain in familiar territory, eluding contact with situations that we cannot categorise, that throw us off balance, demand we step into the unknown or potentially force us to confront ourselves (our insecurities or ineptitudes). We lose sight of the Other in our universal connectedness. The current global pandemic, however, reveals how physically interdependent we all are.

Against this background, the FF #10 strives to give space to works that facilitate encounters with the Other and to revive the function that in this sense can be attributed to the documentary media of photography and film. The ambivalence of these media, suggesting closeness while generating alienation, is probed as are its limitations. Manners of viewing the Other are explored that contrast with the “gaze” of media, social and governmental systems.

The invited photographers and filmmakers present their visions, observations or studies of a specific place, everyday practices or life. They question their own motivation and make the collision, the boundary, the approximation and permeability between “I” and the Other visible or palpable. With eight group exhibitions the festival examines the wide range of perspectives between proximity and distance, establishing contact and overstepping boundaries, self-confirmation and confrontation with the Other.

Curators: Stephanie Kiwitt, Tereza Rudolf, Anna Voswinckel

Andreas Schulze: installation Untitled (Eye), Capitainerie/Biennale de Lyon, 2015
Covid-19 related information:
The exhibition at Karlin Studios is open until 6th December.

Fotograf Festival is organized by
Fotograf 07 z.s.
Jungmannova 7
Praha 1, 110 00
+420 222 942 334


Gabriele Stötzer, Trans als Mann (Trans as a Man), 1984

Markéta Kinterová

Tereza Rudolf
art director & curator
+420 603 563 009

Stephanie Kiwitt

Anna Voswinckel

Sandra Faragula
festival manager
+420 728 280 587

Martina Malinová
+420 723 879 556]

Veronika Daňhelová
educational program

Eliška Žáková
guest service

Pavel Matěj
technical production

Marie Rozmánková
finance and administration

Adéla Vosičková, Dita Havránková, Jan Kolský
photo documentation

Aleš Loziak

Jan Brož
graphic design

Kristin Loschert: A Letter, 2017
Eiko Grimberg: Melnikov II, 2017

The Fotograf Festival is organised by the Fotograf 07 z.s., and held under the auspices of the Mayor of Prague, and with the support of the City Council of Prague (400 000 CZK), the Czech Ministry of Culture and State Fund of Culture.

Mediální partneři / Medial partners