For an entire month, ninty program partners — museums, cultural institutions, galleries, educational establishments, studios and off spaces — will participate in the tenth edition of FOTO WIEN 2023. During the month, Vienna will host a festival of visual media, with exhibitions, presentations, and extremely varied special events held all over the city.
The various perspectives and voices of artists, curators, gallerists, and scholars show the richness of the medium of photography as a social tool to reflect and communicate in the world. Photography encourages cultural understanding and refers to social mechanisms of action.
FOTO WIEN Unites Austrian Photography Magazines and Program Partners
A catalog published by Steidl will accompany the jubilee edition of FOTO WIEN for the first time. The 336-page book on FOTO WIEN 2023 includes essays and extensive photo spreads, and contains contributions from the magazines Camera Austria, Eikon, and Fotogeschichte as well as program partners.
The publication is available at the festival from program partners of FOTO WIEN 2023.
In 2023 FOTO WIEN will focus on the subject Photography Lies. The discourse will be conducted on various levels: How does photography capture our world in analog and digital pictures? Who is responsible for the production and distribution of images? What effect do pictures have on us? Which pictures can we trust? How can we use photography in a responsible way?
“Photography Lies, the topic of FOTO WIEN 2023, is based on the assumption that there is no such thing as truthful photography—and claims that nothing is more important than truth.” —Felix Hoffmann
Partner Network: Vienna Is Part of EMOP!
FOTO WIEN is a member of the European Month of Photography (EMOP). Founded in Paris, the network currently unites photography festivals in Berlin, Brussels, Lisbon, Luxemburg, and Vienna that emphasize the varied nature of photography. The aim is to promote European collaboration, strengthen the international photography scene, intensify the exchange of information, and support young artists.