EMOP BERLIN – EUROPEAN MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2020
1-31 October, 2020
From October 1 to 31 October, EMOP Berlin – European Month of Photography invites you to the 9th edition of Germany’s largest photography festival. 114 exhibition projects by and with over 500 photographers plus a wide variety of event formats in Berlin and Potsdam are on offer.
For a whole month, the diversity of photography will be celebrated throughout Berlin. More than 100 Berlin museums, galleries, cultural institutions, embassies, offspaces, project spaces, and photography schools are offering a wide range of exhibitions and events that present the popular and celebrated medium in all its diversity. Visitors can put together their own personal program from a wide selection of exhibitions and events – from artistic works and historical photographs to documentary and politically motivated photography. Works commemorating 100 Years of Greater Berlin and the 30th anniversary of German reunification are complemented by the classic genres of portrait, fashion, and architectural photography. As in previous years, EMOP Berlin showcases major projects, exciting individual presentations, and hidden gems. The 300-page catalogue – available at all exhibition partners and the online shop of Kulturprojekte Berlin – as well as the program booklet and the EMOP website, offer comprehensive information and impressions for planning your own photo tour. The exhibition CONTINENT – In Search of Europe by OSTKREUZ – Agentur der Fotografen & Akademie der Künste heralds this year’s main theme – Europe – Identity, Crisis, Future – which is also taken up in various projects at partner venues around the city. 22 positions by the OSTKREUZ photographers focus on aspects of coexistence in Europe, exposing personal, social, and political phenomena. With topics such as identity and security, renationalization, migration and integration, democracy and freedom of opinion, they find access to complex content through their images of people and their surroundings. Photographed from a very personal point of view, the critical, multifaceted perspectives invite us to reflect on the future of Europe.
EMOP Berlin is a project by Kulturprojekte Berlin in cooperation with Akademie der Künste and photographic institutions in Berlin and Potsdam. It is made possible by funds from the Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).