Berlin, 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.
From Puerto Rico the contemporary photographer Haydee Yordan are among 446 artists selected internationality to exhibit in the Foto Biennale 2016 & 4th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography.
Emotions and Commotions Across Cultures will present 1230 photos by contemporary artists from 41 countries of all continents, Afghanistan, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam. – 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.Artistic Director: Julio Hirsch-Hardy, Curators: Analy Werbin, Julio Hirsch-Hardy and Victoria Werbin
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.
Exhibition: Emotions & Commotions Across Cultures / Berlin Foto Biennale 2016 & 4th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography runs through 6. – 30. October 2016 at Palazzo Italia, Unter den Linden 10 (entrance on Charlottenstrabe), 10117 Berlin