THE MONTH OF PHOTGRAPHY
The Month of Photography is historically the oldest and largest photography in Slovakia. The festival traditionally focuses on world photographic events, contemporary photography in Central and Eastern Europe as well as on photographic creation in Slovakia. The festival takes place in various galleries in the Bratislava Old Town.
At the 33rd edition of the Month of Photography, we decided to turn our gaze on what was happening in Czechoslovakia before the division and where we are thirty years after the break-up of the unitary state. That is why the festival included in the programme a reconstruction of the exhibition The Game of the Fourth (Michal Pacina, Rudo Prekop, Tono Stano) from 1986, as well as an exposition of the State Security funds and its surveillance of Milan Lasica, Július Satinský or Dominik Tatarka.
The contemporary form of Czech and Slovak photography will be reported by works by authors such as Peter Župník, Jana Šturdíková, Miro Nôta, Boris Németh, and Lena Jakubčáková.
The festival also offers a unique chance to get acquainted with what is happening in Iran or Afghanistan today – thanks to the work of Maryam Firuzi, Gohar Dashti, Fatimah Hossaini, as well as Jiří Turk. The authors bring a vivid testimony of how women in particular find it difficult to live in exotic, extremely closed cultures dominated by censorship, violence and patriarchal lifestyles.
The 33rd edition of the Month of Photography devotes the most space to the exhibition of Canadian singer Bryan Adams, a personality whose photographic work has been an organic part of magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Interview and Zoo since the 1990s. His series Exposed, which he will present at the Art House, includes portraits of celebrities such as Kate Moss, Amy Winehouse, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, Mick Jagger, Pink, Pamela Anderson, etc.
The aim of the festival is to make photographic art accessible to as wide a public as possible, which is why several exhibitions will be open to visitors for free. The remaining installations will be accessible on the basis of a 15€ season ticket, which can be purchased in the e-shop or in person at the Central European House of Photography.