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 The Baltic Photo Biennale.

The 6th international competition of professional and amateur photo art “Photomania 2013”

Thank you for participating in our project! Sent about 10,000 works from 650 artists from 27 countries. Pre-selection committee finished work. We started mailing address listed on Round 2. List of participants of round 2.

  1. Al Farah Carole, Damascus, Syria
  2. Andriets Ivan, Moscow, Russia
  3. BabiyNikolay, Murmansk,Russia
  4. Bauer , St. Petersburg, Russia
  5. BazlovAleksey, Khot’kovo, Russia
  6. Beck Arndt, Berlin, Germany
  7. Belousov Anton, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia
  8. Bogomolova Anastasia, Kasli, Russia
  9. Borissova Julia, St. Petersburg, Russia
  10. Bushova Aleksandera, Novorossiysk, Russia
  11. Bushovy Aleksey and Aleksandra, Novorossiysk, Russia
  12. ChekachkovIgor’, Khar’kov, Ukraine
  13. Demskaya Sofya, Oostende, Belgium
  14. Denbrov Ilya, Kaliningrad, Russia
  15. Dmitrieva Ekaterina, Minsk, Belorussia
  16. EsadovKir, Moscow, Russia
  17. FedotovaKseniya, Samara, Russia
  18. FilippovichGennadiy, Kaliningrad, Russia
  19. FrankEvgeniy, Belgorod, Russia
  20. GalstyanArsen, Dolgoprudnyi, Russia
  21. Gavrikova Anastasiya, Kaliningrad, Russia
  22. Golovchenko Kirill, Mainz, Germany
  23. GrebenshchikovMikhail, Moscow, Russia
  24. GulyayBogdan, Chernigov, Ukraine
  25. GuseynovViktor, Kaliningrad, Russia
  26. HekimciSerkant, İstanbul, Turkey
  27. IvanovAndrey, Moscow, Russia
  28. IvanovEvgeniy, Novosibirsk, Russia
  29. KachanVadim, Minsk, Belorussia
  30. Karaseva Anna, Moscow, Russia
  31. KirilkinaMargarita, Vilnius, Lietuva
  32. KiselevEvgeniy, Kursk, Russia
  33. KiselevaAlina, Magnitogorsk, Russia
  34. Kharchenko Nikolay, Kaliningrad, Russia
  35. KobetcVladislav, Kaliningrad, Russia
  36. Koryakovskiy Yuriy, Kaliningrad, Russia
  37. Kruglyakova Marina, Moskovskaya obl., Russia
  38. Kuranov Viktor, Ostashkov, Tverskaya obl., Russia
  39. Kuvshynov  Nikolay, Chelyabinsk, Russia
  40. LazurenkoAnastasiya, Odessa, Ukraine
  41. LozenkoVarvara, Moscow, Russia
  42. Lyadvik Violetta, Kaliningrad, Russia
  43. Makarova Olga, Moscow, Russia
  44. Makovetskaya Marina, Moscow, Russia
  45. MatveevAleksandr, Kaliningrad, Russia
  46. Mel’nikovValeriy, Moscow, Russia
  47. Miroshnichenko Andrey, Kaliningrad, Russia
  48. Mohammad Haj Kab, Damascus, Syria
  49. Nabok Galina, Sovetsk, Kaliningradskaya obl., Russia
  50. Nesterenko Igor’, Kaliningrad, Russia
  51. NovikovSergey, Moscow, Russia
  52. Novov Gennadiy, Kaliningrad, Russia
  53. Osmolovskaya Yuliya, St. Petersburg, Russia
  54. Pas’ Darya, Krasnodar, Russia
  55. Pisarev_Alexander, Moscow, Russia
  56. PlotnikovaMariya, Moscow, Russia
  57. Pluisnina Anna, St. Petersburg, Russia
  58. Poilov Georgiy, Kirov, Russia
  59. PopovMaksim, Kaliningrad, Russia
  60. Poteryaev Sergey, Telkov Fedor, Ekaterinburg, Russia
  61. PyatshevAlexey, Ryazan’, Russia
  62. RegisterBoris, Kaliningrad, Russia
  63. RyazanovDmitriy, Moscow, Russia
  64. Sachko Egor, Kaliningrad, Russia
  65. SarkisyanVyacheslav, Ashkhabad, Туркмения
  66. Semenov Arseniy, St. Petersburg, Russia
  67. Semenov Kirill, St. Petersburg, Russia
  68. Sen’kovAnton, Minsk, Belorussia
  69. Sen’kovViktor, Mogilev, Belorussia
  70. SendrauskasAdas, Palanga, Lietuva
  71. Shapran Andrey, Novosibirsk, Russia
  72. ShtepaAnzhelika, Syktyvkar, Russia
  73. ShynkarenkoAlexey, Minsk, Belorussia
  74. SilamednisVladimir, Cherepovetc, Russia
  75. Sirovskiy Valeriy, Moscow, Russia
  76. Sobenina Tat’yana, Kaliningrad, Russia
  77. SopovaAnna, Samara, Russia
  78. StarovPetr, Ryazan’, Russia
  79. StepnovIliya, Cheboksary, Russia
  80. StolyarovaAlexandra, Tulon, France
  81. TarakanovAlexandr, Kaliningrad, Russia
  82. TarasovaSvetlana, Kaluga, Russia
  83. Tcvetkov Egor, St. Petersburg, Russia
  84. TitovichPavel, Belgorod, Russia
  85. TrofimovAlexey, Bratsk, Russia
  86. Veledzimovich Alexander, Vitebsk, Belorussia
  87. VereshchaginOleg, Petersburg, Russia
  88. Vorontsov Yuriy, Murmansk,Russia
  89. Juraitis Valentinas, Vilnius, Lietuva
  90. Zabolotskiy Maxim, Svetlyi, Russia
  91. Zaytcev Artem, Kaliningrad, Russia
  92. Zeytullaev Eldar, Novorossiysk, Russia


Members of the jury.

    Michaela Bosáková (1978 Bratislava, Slovakia)

www.sedf.sk

 

She studied the History of Arts at the Commenius University in Bratislava.

Since 2008, worked as a curator for contemporary painting. In 2009 started working for the Central European House of Photography in Bratislava as a project manager and curator.

She organized many photography exhibition in Slovakia and Europe, writes articles and reviews on photography.

She is the production manager for a major project – encyclopedia The History of European Photography 1900-1938, and the project manager for the second volume of the book.

Advice: Michaela is looking for adventurous and brave photographers, who are not affraid to experiment with reality and are in photography. Do not have any particular preferences in photography. Looking for experiment, new vision, quality. Not interested in food and fashion photography.

 

   Krzysztof Candrowicz

www.festivalunion.com

www.fotofestiwal.com

Director: Lodz Art Center, Fotofestiwal, Photo Festival Union

Krzysztof Candrowicz is a founder and director of the International Festival of Photography in Lodz, Foundation of Visual Education and Lodz Art Center. As a director and the festival,  he established a network of 30 European festivals of photography, called Photo Festival Union. Krzysztof Candrowicz is also working as a guest curator and visiting lecturer in the numerous organizations, schools and festivals in Europe and worldwide.  From October 2005 he became a director of Lodz Art Center. Since June 2012 he also became a curator of the PUNCTUM Gallery in Lodz in Poland.

Krzysztof is interested in viewing work of international interest, documentary projects, particularly creative photography and new interdisciplinary approaches to the medium. He is not, however, interested in viewing traditional nude, landscapes, flowers or glamour photography.

Languages:English, Polish

 

   Oleg Klimov (1964 Tomsk, Russia)

http://front.liberty.su/

One of the first “stringer” (free photo journalist) of USSR who also supported institution of free journalism in post-Soviet Russia. Advocate for demolition of mass media central system that was one of the USSR method to set barriers for the “freedom of word”.

As a freelancer he worked for such magazines as Ogonek, Itogi, Time,Elsevier, Stern, Le Monde, Magazine-M and for the following newspapers : Izvestia , Komsomolskaya Pravda, Het Parool, The Times, The Independent, The Guardian, The Washington Post, info agencies : France Presse, Sygma, photo agency Panos pictures etc.

Initiator of private photo agency foundation in Russia, he also known for cooperation with Pressphotos-Epsilon (2004), Photographer.ru (2006-2007).  Since 2006 – participant of educational seminars for photo journalism (Photographer.ru «Objective reality» fund).

2005-2012 – lecturer at workshop “Documentary photo” in photo and multimedia school of Alexander Rodchenko (Ministry of Culture of Moscow city, Moscow House of Photo).

One of the founders of Documentary Photo support Fund Liberty.SU working for CIS contries.

 

  Nadia Scheremetova (1978 Saint-Petersburg, Russia)

www.fotodepartament.ru

Fund director at “Photo Department”, “Young photography” project curator (www.youngphotography.ru), photo critic.

At the present moment she is writing under name of Nadia Cherie for “Consumer” magazine and “Photo equipment and camcorders”  of Foto&Video page at Photographer.ru (Moscow).

She is also known as permanent organizer of educational, exhibition and international projects at “Photo Department”

Co- curator of “Territories of Desire“. Contemporary Russian photography exhibition at international photo festival Backlight 2011 , September 2011 TampereArtMuseum, Finland

Since 2010 - author and moderator of workshop “Photography after photography.”

Since 2011 - curator of author course “Photography at the limit” - educational program “Photo as a field of research.”

Scientific and cultural interests: photography, modern art, modern architecture.

 

   Dmitry Vyshemircky (1958 Kaliningrad, Russia)

Photo artist.

He has been working in photo art since 1980.  Tried himself as a photo journalist in mass media, went to several photo expeditions to GULAG region at Kolima river of Magadan, Murmansk and Arhangelsk Areas at late 80-s where he shot “ Traces of GULAG“ series which was then included to the cycle “Waiting for mercy.“

Laureate of “Ogonek“ magazine award for the best picture of the year ( 1988) , prizeman of “Acknowledgment“ – award of Kaliningrad Area local authorities  for fine art achievement ( 1998), author of photo album “ Forgive, Konigsberg.“

Participant of many personal and group exhibitions in Russia and abroad. Author of several publications in Russian and foreign editions. Works of D. Vyshemirsky are kept in museums and private collections in Russia, Germany, Denmark, Lithuania, Poland, the U.S.A, France and other countries.


"Questionnaire form"

 GeneralStatements.

1.       Main  provisions.

1.1.     Photo competition “Photomania- 2013” will take place within frameworks of the 6thinternational festival   “The Baltic Photo Biennale”

1.2.     Festival Organization Committee:

·            Ministry of Culture (Kaliningrad Area)                                      

·            Russian Union of Photo Artists

·            Kaliningrad Union of Photo Artists

·            Kaliningrad Area museum “Art Gallery”

2.       Competition aims:

2.1.     Professional photo art development.

2.2.     Amateurphotographers’ creativity support.

3.       Competition participants.

Professional, amateur photographers and art unions are invited to take part in the competition.

4.       Place and time of competition:

Kaliningrad, Russia. August 2013.

5.       Nominations and prize funds:

5.1.     Competition program consists of 2 nominations:

·              “Documentary pictures";

·              “Photo Art».

5.2.     We accept work collections (series) from authors (art groups) matching chosen nomination purpose not more than 2 series from author or group with not more than 7 works in each. Non serial or single works should be applied to chosen nomination not more than 5 pieces from author ( group).

5.3.     No limitation is set for genre and style of the pictures to be presented. Each participant might use both single works and series to apply for nominations.

5.4.     Finally 4 awards will be determined in the competition.

“Documentary pictures"

·         Grand Prix - 30 000 RUB;

·         1st prize – Personal exhibition.

“Photo Art”

·            Grand Prix - 30 000 RUB;

·            1st prize – Personal exhibition.

5.5.     The best works will be selected and marked additionally in the following categories:

·         monochrome photo;

·         color solution;

·         manual printing technique;

·         experimental photo;

·         Kaliningrad regional photo.

5.6. International Jury will classify competition works in the following criterions:

·         general impression;

·         art level of the work;

·         ideas originality and work content;

·         technique and quality.

6.       Participation conditions:

Participation in the mentioned competition is free of charge.

7.       Competition stages and technical requirements.

The competition has 2 stages.

1st stage.

7.1. Works selection for contest exhibition. This stage is to be effected by festival organizers. Works (competition portfolio) should be send in digital way only to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and copied to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

7.2.  Please fit thefollowing technical requirements of e-copies of your works:

·            jpg, maximum 1920 pix. at larger side,

·            maximum  – 1 Mb.

·            use your surname and name for pictures titles , mark if it’s single or serial, series or stand-alone picture name , number of the work in the series and nomination you’d like it to be applied for ( art-photo or doc-photo). For example:

Ivanov Ivan_Series_Forvater1_ art-photo .jpg; or

Petrov Igor_Foto_Stop_ doc-photo .jpg.

7.3. Competition portfolio should have a filled questionnaire. Please download the "questionnaire form".

7.4. Competition portfolio will not be considered to participate if it doesn’t match above mentioned requirements.

7.5. We accept e-copies of your works until 1st of June 2013.

      List of the authors passed 1st selection stage of the competition will be published here www.kaliningradfoto.ru  after 15th of June 2013.

2nd stage.

7.6. Only works selected during 1st stage are accepted.

7.7.  Both printed and digital e-copies are useful.

We accept digital copies for further printing and participation in exhibition

Our printing process technical details are as following:

·            wide printer Epson Stylus Pro 9900;

·            Photopaper Epson Premium Semigloss Photo Paper, Epson Premium Semimatte Photo Paper;

·            Files technical outcome JPEG/TIFF, 360 dpi, color profile sRGB, printing dimensions not less than 40 х 60 cm.

·            Work title should contain surname and name mark, if it’s single or serial, series or stand-alone picture name , number of the work in the series and nomination you’d like it to be applied for ( art-photo or doc-photo). Forexample:

Ivanov Ivan_Serija_Forvater1_artfoto.jpg; or

Petrov Igor_Foto_Stop_dokfoto.jpg.

Printed works requirements:

·            minimal picture dimensions 20 х 30 cm;

·            exhibition quality.

Each picture back side should contain:

·            Author’s name and surname;

·            nomination ( art-photo or doc-photo)

·            Work or series title  ( or “without name” or “series 1” )

·            a number of work in the series

·            creation year

·            full post address , e-mail, phone number

·            «up- down» mark.

7.8. The works will not be considered to participate if it doesn’t match above mentioned requirements.

7.9. Send your printed works by post or bring it by yourself to 236029 Gen. Ozerova, 40 Kaliningrad, Russia  «С-Photo» (with subject «Photomania 2013)

7.10.  We accept e-copies and printed works until 15th of July 2013

3rdstage.

The contest exhibition, winners selection and awarding.

8.       Copyright.

8.1.     The photo contest participants confirm and guarantee their copyright concerning pictures they use to take part in the competition. The photo contest participants are responsible for the rights of third parties.

8.2.     The authors confirm their copyright and agreement with “Photomania 2013” statements and regulations by sending their works to the competition.

8.3.     Festival Organization Committee has a right to publish authors’ works in project materials without paying any fee to the authors.

8.4.     Biennale participants works might be published in media pages for non-profit use with attribution of authorship.

8.5.     Organizers guarantee safe and careful pictures handling but are not responsible for any damage during post shipments. Organizers guarantee all printed works will be returned to authors.

8.6.     Organizers guarantee copyright compliance.

9.       Competitionworkflow schedule.

1ststage.

9.1.  Works digital copies should be sent until 1st of June  2013

9.2.  1st stage results announcement: 15th of June 2013

2ndstage.

9.3. Works digital and printed copies should be sent until 15th of July 2013

9.4. Exhibition opening, winners selection and awarding: August 2013

9.5. Printed works return (only for the printed works sent by authors via Post) starting from November 1st 2013.  Shipping charges to be paid by authors (cash on delivery or prepaid courier).

Detailed information:

www.kaliningradfoto.ru

Please don’t  hesitate to ask your additional questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and by phone +7(4012) 966-020, 916-912

Please send your works to the following e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Festival Program 2013

  • Synchrodogs
    Synchrodogs «Synchrodogs». Открытие 10 августа 2013 в 19-00. Закхаймские ворота. Калининград, улица Литовский вал, 61 The project ‘Animalism, Naturalism’ is an attempt to keep in mind all basic instincts that come about, reaching for the raw sense of self and intimate relation to the surrounding environment and nature. www.synchrodogs.com/Animalism-Naturalism The first photo project in Zakhaym tor.
    Written on Saturday, 10 August 2013 00:00
  • «Prussian bride»
    «Prussian bride» «Prussian bride». A project of Maria Kozhanova Kaliningrad, Russia One of the stories of Yury Buida tells about boys black diggers who opened a young lady tomb and how she turned into cloud of ash… Opening time: 9th of August 2013 at 20-00 Place: “Friedlander Tor” gates museum Dzerzhinskogo str. 30
    Written on Friday, 09 August 2013 00:00
  • «Another history»
    «Another history» «Another history» Photo installation. Mariе Beckman Stockholm Sweden. Since 1942 till 1945 there was a large prisoners of war ( POW) camp for soviet people at Krampen railway station in Sweden Opening time: 9th of August 2013 at 20-00 Place: “Friedlander Tor” gates museum Dzerzhinskogo str. 30
    Written on Friday, 09 August 2013 00:00
  • "A house for birds”
    "A house for birds” "A house for birds”. Pictorial photography exhibition. The project brought together ambrotypes, van Dyck’s brown, hydrochloric print, kallitype and digital technology. Curator Lyudmila Brilevskaya. Opening time: 10th of August 2013 at 17-30. Place: Amber museum Vasilevskiy sq. 1 Kaliningrad
    Written on Saturday, 10 August 2013 00:00
  • Liv Ullmann and Ingmar Bergman
    Liv Ullmann  and Ingmar Bergman Liv Ullmann  and Ingmar Bergman. Pictures and film show. Norway Embassy in Saint-Petersburg.  Liv Johanne Ullmann (born 16 December 1938 is a Norwegian actress and movie director, as well as one of the "muses" of the Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. Liv Ullmann  and Ingmar Bergman is  one of the most famous couple in the history of cinema.   Photo exhibition…
    Written on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 00:00
  • «Ozerikta»
    «Ozerikta» «Ozerikta». VeraLaponkinaproject. Moscow, Russia “Ozerikta” means “Eastern land” and it is a name for Kaliningrad region in 1st century A.D Opening time: 9th of August 2013 at 19-00 Place: Kaliningrad branch of NCCA , mansard of “Kronprinz” barracks , Litovskiy Val, 38 , porch N6, 4th floor
    Written on Friday, 09 August 2013 00:00
  • Oleg Klimov
    Oleg Klimov «Along the banks of Russia». Project of Oleg Klimov Moscow, Russia Opening time: 8th of August 2013 at 17-00 Place: World Ocean Museum, 2nd floor “Konigsberg-Kaliningrad sea pavilion” Peter the Great embankment, 1 Фотопроект «Вдоль берегов России» Автор: Олег Климов (г. Москва) Место проведения: 2 этаж ЭВК «Морской Кёнигсберг-Калининград» Время: 9 августа – октябрь На выставке представлены черно – белые…
    Written on Thursday, 08 August 2013 00:00
  • Rangefinder Club
    Rangefinder Club Collective project. Internet community “Rangefinder Club” is the only web page in Russian internet dedicated to the rangefinder photo. http://rangefinder.ru Opening time: 8th of August 2013 at 20-00 Place: “Reporter” club , Ozerova str. 18 Kaliningrad Мы все космонавты... Наша жизнь - исследование... Душа человека - Вселенная... * * * Интернет-сообщество "Клуб Дальномер" - это единственный в РуНете ресурс, полностью…
    Written on Friday, 09 August 2013 00:00
  • Portraits of Heads of State. Alejandro Almaraz.
    Portraits of Heads of State. Alejandro Almaraz. AlejandroAlmarazproject. Buenos Aires Argentina. Curator Irina Chmireva. New photo technologies allowing some visible research of average leader of 20 countries Opening time: 9th of August 2013 Place: Kaliningrad Art&History museum Klinicheskaya str. 21. Portraits of Heads of State The research of the ‘statistic’ leaders of the nations of the 19—21 cc. is going through the search of the typology of…
    Written on Friday, 09 August 2013 00:00
  • Golden turtle. First five years. The best.
    Golden turtle. First five years. The best. «Goldenturtle. First five years. The best.» Wild nature festivalMoscow, Russia. Opening time: 9th of August 2013 Place: Kaliningrad Zoo, Mira pr., 26 "Золотая Черепаха. Первая пятилетка. Лучшее" Специальный выставочный проект, призванный познакомить широкую публику с историей самого известного конкурсно-выставочного проекта, философией которого стала защита окружающей среды посредством популяризации фотографического искусства. Фотографический конкурс «Золотая черепаха»- один из крупнейших в мире фотоконкурсов,…
    Written on Friday, 09 August 2013 00:00
  • World Press Photo 1955-2012
    World Press Photo 1955-2012 «Russian Grand Prix». 1995-2012 collection of «World Press Photo » international competition includes Russian and Soviet laureates’ photo works. «RussPressPhoto», Moscow. Russia. Curator Vasiliy Prudnikov. Opening time: 9th of August 2013 at 16-00 Place: Kaliningrad Art Gallery Moscowskiy pr., 60-62. И С Т О Р И Я Р О С С И Й С К О Й Ф О Т…
    Written on Friday, 09 August 2013 00:00
  • «Young Photo»
    «Young Photo» «Young Photo». A project of Informational and cultural programs fund“Photo Department” Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Curator Nadezhda Sheremetova. Opening time: 8th of August 2013 at 17-00 Place: World Ocean Museum, Peter the Great embankment, 1 «Молодая фотография» - фонд "Фотодепартамент" (Санкт-Петербург, Россия) Проект «Молодая фотография» - это программа долгосрочного сотрудничества Фонда с талантливыми российскими фотографами, которых ФотоДепартамент представляет на российских и международных…
    Written on Thursday, 08 August 2013 00:00
     

About the project

International festival 

 “The Baltic Photo Biennale. Photomania.”

The largest regional project «International festival “The Baltic Photo Biennale Photomania” takes place every two years in Kaliningrad Area starting from 2003. The unique festival idea is to unite professional and amateur photo artwithin one wide scale project.  Contest exhibition and out-of-competition festival projects, workshops and lectures on the photo arthistory are combined into different festival events that spread over main exhibition spots of Kaliningrad during a month.

The international competition is open for both professional and amateur photographers and the winners are awarded by competent jury from different countries.

A wide range of genres and styles are presented including archives, retrospective and modern art photography. You can find here many authors from Russia, Baltic Sea region and other European countries. There are educational cycles within the frameworks of the festival also where famous masters give their lectures and workshops for beginners, curators and photo editors organize portfolio reviews.

Catalogue 2013

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