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PHOTON GALLERY ON MONAT DER FOTOGRAFIE WIEN 2008

7 November - 24 November 2008

Photon Gallery participated on Monat der Fotografie 2008 in Vienna, Austria with exhibition project entitled Photonic Moments III. Photonic Moments exhibition project is an annual presentation of contemporary photographic creativity in South and Eastern part of Europe, which was first organized and produced by Photon Gallery in 2004.

Despite the increase of interest in photography, there has been no substantial progress in the institutional sphere of South-eastern and Eastern Europe. A great majority of countries in the mentioned region are struggling with the problem of a badly developed art market, which makes surviving on just selling contemporary creative photography incredibly difficult. The inadequacies and setbacks from the more developed regions thus encourage other, especially non-institutional forms of association. In this sense, PHOTONIC MOMENTS is a yearly project that presents selected authors from South-eastern and Eastern Europe who work in the field of contemporary authorial photography. The selection is based on an international approach where the selections for each country are made by that country’s selector chosen every year.

Participated artists:

Slovenia: Tomo Brejc, Jernej Humar, Andrej Osterman, Damijan Švarc, Damijan Kocjančič

BiH: Božica Babić, Tarik Samarah, Andrej Djerković

Romania: Joszef Bartha, Joszif Kiraly, Zsolt Fekete

Bolgaria: Lybomir Armutliev, Ventsislav Zankov, Alekander Valchev

Armenia: Lusine Davidyan, Karine Matsakyan, Astghik Melkonyan

Azerbaijan: Leyla Akhund-Zadeh, Sitara Ibrahimova, Orkhan Aslanov

Turkye: Melissa Oner

Poland: Ana Orlikowska, Zorka Project