foto-forum is a platform for photography. With exhibitions and other activities, communicative, creative and artistic positions in photography are presented and conveyed. The exhibition programme provides insights into current photography with a broad spectrum of artistic and documentary works by photographers from Tyrol and abroad. Flashbacks to highlights of the history of photography round off how the gallery provides information.
The gallery has been addressing itself to photography as a depiction of reality and documentation since 1994, serving the public as a place to meet and discuss photography, documenting and fostering South Tyrol’s current photography scene. The focus is on all photography genres: art photography, reportage photography and conceptual photography that goes beyond pure photography, with a focus on the photographic works’ form and message.
It is particularly important to us to give young up-and-coming photographers space to present their examinations of their surroundings. We see photography as part of society and of its communication – a broad field, a creative tug of war which the photographers grapple with, processing this dialogue in a wide variety of photographic stylistic idioms. The foto-forum gallery presents their subjective views, puts them up for discussion and motivates new discussions.
The gallery as a forum – a meeting point, information centre and place of exchange for people interested in photography and culture.
Applications for the next year’s programme can be sent to the artistic committee through July: firstname.lastname@example.org