Framework Programme

Framework Programme

The tours take place in German



FOTO WIEN Guided Tours

with Maria Christine Holter, art historian and curator

11 March, 16:00–19:00

Female Photographers

52 Bildraum 01

45 Galerie Wolfrum

43 Galerie Sturm und Schober


26 Galerie Estermann und Messner

18 March, 16:00–19:00

On Not Off

63 Kunstraum Super

28 Hinterland Galerie

85 sehsaal

128 Station Wien

65 Kunstverein Kombinage

25. März, 16:00–19:00

Rethinking Nature

5 Fotogalerie Wien/WUK – Ateliergemeinschaft Theresiengasse

51 basement

64 Kunsttankstelle Ottakring

137 Säulen der Erinnerung

Anmeldung: (begrenzte Teilnehmer:innenzahl)

Guided Tours

Exhibition tours through the Festival Headquarters

Thu, 10 March, 17:30

Sat, 12 March, 15:00

Sun, 13 March, 15:00

Thu, 17 March, 17:30

Sat, 19 March, 15:00

Sun, 20 March, 15:00

Thu, 24 March, 17:30

Anmeldung: or at Festival Centre


Initiatives and Allies

10 March, 17:00

Artists: Del Barrett von Hundred Heroines+, Marie Docher von La Part des Femmes, Charlotte Schmitz von thejournal_collective

Moderation Nina Schedlmayer, art critic, blogger and editor-in-chief of the culture magazine morgen

Protagonists of various European and international initiatives that aim to empower and make visible women* in photography will talk about their professional experiences, current developments in the industry and their ongoing commitment to a diverse photographic view of the world.



12 March, 15:00–18:00

Participants Caroline Heider, Ruth Horak, Ulrike Matzer, Lisa Rastl, Claudia Rohrauer, Katharina Steidl

Photo technology is difficult, heavy and dirty, therefore male? Manuals on photographic technology are male? But exceptions become the rule - female photographers with an affinity for technology are the protagonists and topics of the symposium with lectures and artistic presentations.

© Caroline Heider, 2020.jpg

Online Studio Visits

FOTO WIEN Online Marathon

13 March, 13:00 –18:00

20 March, 13:00 –18:00

Moderation eSeL, Lorenz Seidler

The online marathon offers the opportunity to get to know many of the participating FOTO WIEN artists via Zoom and to gain insights into their practice, working methods and latest projects. The list of artists, schedule and link to the live webinar can be found at

The online marathon will also be streamed live via Facebook:


The Camera as a Weapon against Racial Injustice

15.März, 18:00

with Prof. Steven Hoelscher, Austin/Texas

The centuries-long history of the African-American struggle for freedom is well documented photographically. Professor Steven Hoelscher traces the strategic use of the medium in terms of equality and integration in his picture-rich lecture (in Eng. language).

In cooperation with the U.S. Embassy Vienna Registration:


Award Ceremony

BIG Young Talent Award for Architectural Photography

23 March 18:00

Awarding by DI Hans-Peter Weiss, CEO Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft

Award Winner Nadine Weixler

Architectural photography shows how architecture can be interpreted in artistic, conceptual or documentary ways. Architectural photography is also a seismograph for social changes and can provide food for thought on questions of identity and reorientation. Within the framework of FOTO WIEN, the Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft (Federal Real Estate Company) awards the Young Talent Prize for Architectural Photography to photographers who are at the beginning of their careers but already have an interesting oeuvre. The BIG Young Photographers Award comes with prize money of 5,000 euros and is linked to a commission to photograph a BIG building.

Artist Talk

Rethinking Nature/ Rethinking Landscape

25 March, 18:00

Participants:inside Vanja Bucan, Maria-Magdalena Ianchis, Inka & Niclas Lindergård, Anastasia Mityukova, Danila Tkachenko

Moderation Paul di Felice, EMOP, Verena Kaspar-Eisert, FOTO WIEN

The curators of the exhibition talk to the artists nominated for the EMOP Arendt Award about critical and innovative photographic approaches to landscape and nature.

© Inka & Niclas Lindergård, 2018.jpg

K3 Projekt

Cultural education with apprentices

The workshop series will take place together with apprentices from the Jugend am Werk training company ZOBA Eck and thevocational school for trade and travel as part of FOTO WIEN.

At the festival headquarters in the Atelier Augarten, the two cultural mediators and photographers Elodie Grethen and Lisa Zalud will work together with the apprentices to shed light on the thematic focal points of the festival: The first focus is Women Photographers in Focus - highlighting the outstanding work of women photographers to counteract the still prevailing inequality compared to the representation of male colleagues. The workshop will reflect on the political and social positions of these photographic works and use the diversity of artistic creation as inspiration for their own portraits in the studio setting set up there.

The second thematic focus is Rethinking Nature, here the key role of photography in the perception of landscape is put into focus. It is about the often problematic relationship between man and nature. In addition, current ecological changes will be made visually tangible. After examining the content, the apprentices will work with the photographers to make the surrounding Augarten and its nature their own photographically and create cyanotypes, an old photographic noble printing process with blue hues.

The project is a cooperation with the OeAD and Basis.Kultur.Wien - Go for Culture and is carried out within the framework of the series "K3-PROJEKTE. Cultural Education with Apprentices" series.