Photoszene Festival 2023 - Internationale Photoszene

Photoszene Festival 2023



Save the Date:
Photoszene-Festival 2023 May 12th-21st


Here you can go directly to the festival page, where you can find the announcement for the upcoming festival as well as the archive of the past years.

"We love Photography in all its Glory!"
With this quote from the ANT!FOTO Manifesto by Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber, we bid farewell to the turbulent year 2021. The International Photoscene Cologne would like to thank all partners and sponsors, artists and actors of the photography scene in Cologne, cooperation partners, and especially the cultural policy of Cologne for the unanimous commitment to photography, to the photo location Cologne and thus also to the Photoscene Cologne! - This united support means a lot to us in these times and motivates us for new ideas, concepts and projects.

Next festival planned for May 2023
The international and nationwide photography scene is in a state of flux. The International Photoscene Cologne will use the year 2022 to develop and prepare future concepts for a contemporary, biennial festival for Cologne, which is then planned for May 12-21, 2023. In consultation with the Düsseldorf festival düsseldorf photo+ biennale for visual and sonic media, this will aim for an alternating rhythm that will make the Rhineland a center of photography every May.

Artist Meets Archive #3
Looking ahead to the Photoszene Festival 2023, the Artist Meets Archive program will also continue in 2022. The core curatorial project of the Photoszene Festival with rotating Cologne collections and archives will begin with a residency in 2022 and conclude with the resulting exhibitions in 2023. For this third edition, we are pleased to have on board, among others, the Museum of East Asian Art, the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum, the Rheinisches Bildarchiv in collaboration with the Gymnasium and Foundation Fund and the NS-Dokumentationzentrum. An academic symposium on Artist Meets Archive is planned for October 2022.