The FotoDoks festival for contemporary documentary photography needs your support for this year's festival catalogue, which we design individually each time, inspired by the respective partner region and festival theme!
FotoDoks is all about exchange and discussion; about bringing people together and thinking and talking about photography.
For each festival in addition to German speaking positions a respectively changing partner country or region is invited and an according festival theme is discussed: this year, from October 13th to 18th the seven countries of former Yugoslavia are visiting and we are reflecting the theme "Past is Now": in a comprehensive festival program with talks, round table discussions, guided tours, workshops and screenings.
And with a group exhibition at the Stadtmuseum, the City Museum of Munich, where we show a wide range of contemporary positions in documentary photography.
All works will be published in a festival catalogue, which contains additional texts and thoughts by various authors and the exhibiting photographers. For the first time in the FotoDoks history the exhibition and catalogue are going to travel through the partner region in 2016, in partnership with the Goethe-Institut.
In cooperation with our designers we try to experiment and find new ways of translating the exhibition into a printed medium.
Our catalogues in 2011 and 2012 were for example designed by Mirko Borsche. For the partner region Italy and the theme „Incredibile“ it was all about the media’s craving for sensation - and for the region Great Britain and the theme „Achtung“ we referred to the "yellow press" and decided on a newspaper format. In 2013 Martin Steiner developed a concept for the region "The North" that proverbially turned around the "Stranger World" of documentary photography.
For the FotoDoks catalogue 2015 we will mix up past and present and include works of the following exhibiting photographers:
Jaka Babnik, Roman Bezjak, Collaboration-project, Jörg Gläscher, Ziyah Gafić, Ibro Hasanović, Tanja Kernweiss, Borut Krajnc, Saša Krajl, Tom Licht, Anne Morgenstern, Vladimir Miladinović, Merlin Nadj-Toma, Dragan Petrović, Hrvoje Slovenc, Katja Stuke & Oliver Sieber, Michael Wesely.
What is the project goal and who is the project for?
Our goal is to produce a catalogue for everyone participating in the FotoDoks festival and for all the people that are interested in documentary photography. We want to experiment with the medium of the catalogue and create a publication that people like to browse, read, look at, maybe even collect.
Why would you support this project?
FotoDoks is one of those festivals that is only possible with a whole lot of passion for photography, teamwork, self-exploitation and many volunteers - so low-to-no budget but with high hopes and high standards.
We would very much appreciate your support to keep up the work and produce another special catalogue!
How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?
The money will be used for the production and printing of an edition of 15.000 catalogues that will be given out (ideally for free) to our visitors in Munich and on the exhibition tour in the countries of former Yugoslavia. It is also especially important for us that we will be able to pay our designer and authors for their exceptional work and commitment to the FotoDoks festival.
Who are the people behind the project?
FotoDoks ist organized by four photographers and one curator: Sophia Greiff, Jörg Koopmann, Robert Pupeter, Armin Smailovic and Hans Herbig. This year's edition would not be possible without the support of Philipp Klak and Maritta Iseler. And designer Martin Steiner will again take care of our "look" and catalogue this year.