Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo

Baden, Austria
13 Jun, 2021 - 12 Oct, 2021

A Best of Alfred Fried Photography Award / Global Peace Photo Award and Children’s Peace Image of the Year is shown at the Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo in Baden near Vienna, Austria.

Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo will run from 18 June to 17 October.

It is the largest outdoor photography festival in Europe, visited by 306,024 visitors in 2020. Entry is free.

The Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo appeals strongly to visitors by presenting themes of a clearly humanist orientation. In 2021 its 27 exhibitions deal with a variety of aspects in the relations between humans and their environment.

One Exhibition is dedicated to the Alfred Fried Photography Award / Global Peace Photo Award and the Children’s Peace Image of the Year. 37 Photos from 2014 to 2020 are on display.

The Children’s Peace Image of the Year is supported by Vienna Insurance Group VIG

Our thanks go to the participating Photographers:

Nicolas Asfouri
Marcella Athayde
Jonathan Bachman
Anastasiya Bolshakova
Stefan Boness
Anna Boyiazis
Renée Byer
Elizaveta Chernyavskaya
Jasper Doest
Emil Gataullin
Enrico Genovesi
Mohammad Golchin
Badru Sultan Katumba
Kseniya Kiyashko
Ksenia Kovalenko
Dune Laboile
Catalina Martin-Chico
Alex Masi
Sasan Moayyedi
Lina Momsen / LIRALE
Cletus Nelson Nwadike
Emeke Obanor
Antonio Aragon Renuncio
Helena Schätzle
Alain Schroeder
Kaja Tasevska
Jaime Travezan & Morgana Vargas Llosa
Maria Turchanova
Ami Vitale
Patricia Willocq
Holly Wilmeth
Xavier Zimbardo

The festival extends over a length of 7 kilometres – divided into a “garden route” and a “town route”, starting from the visitor center on Brusattiplatz. Integrated into the public space are about 1,500 photographs, some as large as 280m².

VIVA LATINA! is the theme of the 2021 Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo. It will present photographs from Latin America that reflect the complexity of the continent’s history, full of revolutions and hopes, its jumble of traditions, in which dreams of the West mingle with shamanistic world views; as well as the fervour of its society, shaped by violence and a powerful joy of life. Whether they come from Brazil, Ecuador, Chile, Mexico or Argentina, all photographers of our Festival are firmly rooted in everyday life. They capture the diversity of the people on this continent, explore the urban chaos and lament the damage done to nature – and they do this poetically, creatively and humorously. But above all, they stand for photographic art full of energy and inventiveness.

The Festival will also celebrate the biodiversity of our planet. The World Conservation Congress of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) was to be held in Marseille in mid-June 2020, to be followed by the COP15 of the UN Convention on Biodiversity in Kunming, China, in October. But the ongoing pandemic shredded the schedule and these two events, so essential for the protection of our ecosystems, were postponed to 2021. We have adapted to this change and will present exhibitions in 2021 that were created by some of the best photographers in the world to document the essence and importance of biodiversity on our planet. They want to help connecting people more deeply with the realm of nature.

To visualize these two highly complex narrative strands, 22 photographers, six photographer collectives and 16 Lower Austrian schools are taking part, in a humanist frame of mind, appealing to peace, tolerance and togetherness: Emmanuel Honorato Vázquez, Sebastião Salgado, Marcos López, Luisa Dörr, Cássio Vasconcellos, Carolina Arantes, Pablo Corral Vega, Tomás Munita, Carl de Souza, Pedro Pardo, Martin Bernetti, Greg Lecoeur, Nadia Shira Cohen, Emmanuel Berthier, David Bart, Coline Jourdan, Sébastien Leban, Ulla Lohmann, Catalina Martin-Chico, Pascal Maitre, Éric Valli and Lois Lammerhuber.

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