Berlin Foto Biennale 2016
4th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography  bfb_biennale_s
6. – 30. October 2016
Artist Reception & Vernissage
October 6th, 2016 at 6PM
Palazzo Italia
Unter den Linden 10 (entrance on Charlottenstraße)
10117 Berlin
Kristina Thomas
+49 176 8198 3594
Special Invitee: Steve McCurry, Magnum Photos / Agentur Focus
A Retrospective exhibiting 130 selected works of a remarkable photographer
Emerging Young Talent: Yusuke Suzuki
exhibiting ‘Aleppo, Syria, City of Chaos’ and ‘Refugee Crisis, Lesbos, Greece’
446 contemporary artists from 41 countries are participating alongside Magnum
photographer Steve McCurry.

Berlin, June 2016 – Throughout October 2016 Berlin welcomes once again the largest German
festival for photography, the 7th European Month of Photography. As Associated Partner of the EMOP
Berlin the first edition of the Berlin Foto Biennale – and 4th edition of the Biennial for Fine Art and
Documentary Photography – will take place at the elegant Palazzo Italia, situated in the historic heart
of Berlin. After Madrid, Buenos Aires and Malaga, Berlin was chosen as a new base to promote
emerging talents and established artists from all over the world.

Emotions and Commotions Across Cultures will present 1230 photos by 446 contemporary artists from
41 countries of all continents – among them 65% women, who have received the Julia Margaret
Cameron Award for Women Photographers.

The works represent a wide spectrum of styles ranging from documentary and wild life, to portrait and
experimental photography. Recognizing a wide array of artistic expression across diverse cultures, the
Biennial presents a contemporary overview of the different schools of thought emerging from the
United States to China, from Australia to Turkey and from Senegal to Mexico.
The Biennial also contains selected works by Steve McCurry. His solo exhibition ‘Retrospective’ forms
part of the Biennial as special invitee. An essay by the emerging young talent Yusuke Suzuki about
the refugee crisis on Lesbos and the chaos in Syria’s Aleppo is also included in this comprehensive
photographic display.

The Biennial captures international trends in photography and presents us a kaleidoscope of
sentiments and perceptions. In this way a photographic chronicle of our time emerges with all its
emotions and commotions, visually expressed by hundreds of photographers across many cultures.
Part of the revenue from artwork sales will be donated to Save the Children. A catalogue published
by Kehrer Verlag accompanies the Biennial.


**Thanks once again to Julio, Victoria and the team for a memorable Opening night and Gala dinner! Great to have met you and finally put a face to the emails. Also enjoyed the round table discussions, insights and stories from fellow Artists/photographers, Ania Hamilton, Dida kutz,Robin Robinson and Kuki Walsch at the Gala dinner night. Good luck on your photographic adventures!
Pictures are of the 4 images selected to exhibit and the Opening night and Gala dinner night





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