Fotograf Festival is the only thematic – and curator – conceived photography festival in the Czech Republic. Its aim is to promote the photographic medium and its broader integration into contemporary art and into the conscience of the general public. The discussions, at which invited experts debate each other on the current festival theme in the context of visual art, are meant not only for the expert public but for the lay public as well.
For its 10th anniversary the Fotograf Festival is keen to give space to works that create or address an encounter with the other and to resurrect the function that can be attributed in this way to the documentary-related media of photography and motion picture. The invited photographers and filmmakers thematise their imagination, observation or research regarding a specific place, life, or everyday practice. They question their own motivation, and make visible the clash, the boundary, the approximation and permeability between I and the other.