On 21-22 March 2013, Institute of Journalism of the Belarusian State University (Minsk, Kalvariyskaya 9) will host an international conference Photography in Eastern Partnership countries: challenges and solutions. The conference will take place within the EU project “SAY CHEESE! EASTERN PARTNERSHIP FAMILY ALBUM. Capacity building, networking and promotion of thematic Eastern Partnership photography”.
A photo exhibition “Document and image: When photo journalism becomes art…” will be officially opened as part of the conference.
The list of invited participants includes Ministries of Culture, state and private educational institutions, photo businesses from Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan, Delegation of the European Union to Belarus, Regional Monitoring and Capacity Building Unit (RMCBU) of the Eastern Partnership Culture Programme, as well as the Federation of European Photographers.
The conference will feature presentations on the history, distinctive features, challenges and prospects for the development of photography and national photo market in Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Azerbaijan. On March 22, participants of the conference will have an opportunity to take part in round table discussions on such topics as photography education in Eastern Partnership countries, stock photography as the means of legal income, legal aspects of photographers’ activities in Eastern Partnership countries, possibilities for promotion of national photography in Eastern Partnership region and beyond it, as well as prospects for cooperation with other countries and with the Federation of European Photographers.
A photo exhibition “Document and image: When photo journalism becomes art…” will be officially opened as part of the conference. The exhibition will feature works by Belarusian photo journalists, as well as associations of photographers from other Eastern Partnership countries. The exhibition will be officially opened on March 21 at 18.00 in Mikhail Savitsky’s Art Gallery (Svabody Sq. 15).
Press conference: press conference with participation of speakers and guests of the conference will take place on March 21 at 11.30 in the conference hall of the Institute of Journalism of the Belarusian State University (Minsk, Kalvariyskaya 9). Mass media representatives who are going to attend are kindly asked to register by sending their name, the name of the media they represent, phone number and email to borisova[at]eu-belarus.net.
Contact: Marina Borisova, project's communication and visibility manager, +375 29 873 35 82, borisova[at]eu-belarus.net
Project “SAY CHEESE! EASTERN PARTNERSHIP FAMILY ALBUM. Capacity building, networking and promotion of thematic Eastern Partnership photography” is implemented within the Eastern Partnership Culture Programme funded by the European Union. The project will last for 30 months; its budget equals to 622 700 euro. Project partners are Local foundation for promotion of international dialogue and cooperation “Interakcia” (project developer and Lead Partner), Belarusian public association “Photoiskusstvo”, Advertising private enterprise “Riftur” (Belarus), Armenian Photographers National Association, Association of Photographers of Georgia, “Best Seller” LTD (Georgia), Union of Photo Artists of Moldova, National Union of Artist Photographers of Ukraine, with participation of Azerbaijan Photographers Union (associate partner).