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Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2021 – VIVA LATINA! For the 4th time, EDITION LAMMERHUBER is bringing the biggest outdoor photo festival in Europe to Baden bei Vienna with 1500 large-format photos from 18 June through 17 October, 2021

VIVA LATINA! is the theme of Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo in 2021. It is presenting photographs from Latin America which are imbued by the complexity of the continent’s history with all its revolutions and hopes, with its jambalaya of traditions, in which dreams of the West mingle with shamanistic beliefs, and in which the fervor of its society is shaped by violence and a relentless joie de vivre.

Whether they come from Brazil, Ecuador, Chile, Mexico or Argentina, all photographers of the festival are firmly rooted in everyday life. They capture the diversity of the people on the continent, explore the urban chaos, and lament the damage done to nature – and they do this all with a certain poetic, creative and humorous edge. But above all, they stand for photographic art full of energy and inventiveness.

The festival is also celebrating the biodiversity of our planet. The World Conservation Congress of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) was planned to be held in Marseille in mid-June 2020, followed by the COP15 of the UN Convention on Biodiversity in Kunming, China, in October. But in light of the ongoing pandemic, the plan was scrapped, and these two events, which are so essential for the protection of our ecosystems, were postponed until 2021. The festival has adapted to these circumstances and is presenting exhibitions in 2021 which were developed by several of the best photographers in the world in an effort to document the essence and importance of biodiversity on our planet, while helping people to reconnect, more deeply, with the world of nature.

These two highly complex narrative threads are visualized by 22 photographers, five photographer collectives and sixteen schools in Lower Austria, borne by the spirit of humanism, appealing to peace, tolerance and togetherness: Carolina Arantes, David Bart, Martin Bernetti, Emmanuel Berthier, Nadia Shira Cohen, Pablo Corral Vega, Carl de Souza, Luisa Dörr, Coline Jourdan, Lois Lammerhuber, Sébastien Leban, Greg Lecoeur, Ulla Lohmann, Marcos López, Pascal Maitre, Tomás Munita, Catalina Martin-Chico, Pedro Pardo, Sebastião Salgado, Éric Valli, Cássio Vasconcellos, and Emmanuel Honorato Vázquez.

The Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo is now entering its fourth year, and starting from the visitor center, extends in two loops through the Baden old town as well as the Kurpark, Doblhoffpark and Gutenbrunner Park – over the length of almost seven kilometers with around 1,500 large-format photos. It is the biggest outdoor photo festival in Europe, and attracted 306,024 visitors in 2020. Admission is free of charge.

As a special service in the Covid-19 year 2021, the festival is offering the festival catalogue and the festival program as a free download.

Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2021 VIVA LATINA!
18 June – 17 October, 2021
Baden bei Vienna

Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo
Dumbagasse 9, 2500 Baden / Austria
festival@lagacilly-baden.photo
Phone: +43 2252 42269
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Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2021 – VIVA LATINA! For the 4th time, EDITION LAMMERHUBER is bringing the biggest outdoor photo festival in Europe to Baden bei Vienna with 1500 large-format photos from 18 June through 17 October, 2021

VIVA LATINA! is the theme of Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo in 2021. It is presenting photographs from Latin America which are imbued by the complexity of the continent’s history with all its revolutions and hopes, with its jambalaya of traditions, in which dreams of the West mingle with shamanistic beliefs, and in which the fervor of its society is shaped by violence and a relentless joie de vivre.

Whether they come from Brazil, Ecuador, Chile, Mexico or Argentina, all photographers of the festival are firmly rooted in everyday life. They capture the diversity of the people on the continent, explore the urban chaos, and lament the damage done to nature – and they do this all with a certain poetic, creative and humorous edge. But above all, they stand for photographic art full of energy and inventiveness.

The festival is also celebrating the biodiversity of our planet. The World Conservation Congress of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) was planned to be held in Marseille in mid-June 2020, followed by the COP15 of the UN Convention on Biodiversity in Kunming, China, in October. But in light of the ongoing pandemic, the plan was scrapped, and these two events, which are so essential for the protection of our ecosystems, were postponed until 2021. The festival has adapted to these circumstances and is presenting exhibitions in 2021 which were developed by several of the best photographers in the world in an effort to document the essence and importance of biodiversity on our planet, while helping people to reconnect, more deeply, with the world of nature.

These two highly complex narrative threads are visualized by 22 photographers, five photographer collectives and sixteen schools in Lower Austria, borne by the spirit of humanism, appealing to peace, tolerance and togetherness: Carolina Arantes, David Bart, Martin Bernetti, Emmanuel Berthier, Nadia Shira Cohen, Pablo Corral Vega, Carl de Souza, Luisa Dörr, Coline Jourdan, Lois Lammerhuber, Sébastien Leban, Greg Lecoeur, Ulla Lohmann, Marcos López, Pascal Maitre, Tomás Munita, Catalina Martin-Chico, Pedro Pardo, Sebastião Salgado, Éric Valli, Cássio Vasconcellos, and Emmanuel Honorato Vázquez.

The Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo is now entering its fourth year, and starting from the visitor center, extends in two loops through the Baden old town as well as the Kurpark, Doblhoffpark and Gutenbrunner Park – over the length of almost seven kilometers with around 1,500 large-format photos. It is the biggest outdoor photo festival in Europe, and attracted 306,024 visitors in 2020. Admission is free of charge.

As a special service in the Covid-19 year 2021, the festival is offering the festival catalogue and the festival program as a free download.

Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2021 VIVA LATINA!
18 June – 17 October, 2021
Baden bei Vienna

Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo
Dumbagasse 9, 2500 Baden / Austria
festival@lagacilly-baden.photo
Phone: +43 2252 42269
18.06.2021 show complete article

 

Record numbers ! For the first time, more than 300,000 visitors came together at FESTIVAL LA GACILLY-BADEN PHOTO by Director and initiator Lois Lammerhuber, which took place from 14 July THRU 26 October, 2020, in Baden near Vienna

The magic – of 33 visual narratives told with 2000 photographs on up to 280 m² screens – has transformed the garden, narrow streets and plazas of Baden into a city of images for the third consecutive time. Themed upon ‘Nothing is Quiet on the Eastern Front’, the public space became the setting for a synthesis of the arts and Europe’s largest open-air gallery. Record results make for optimistic perspectives in the future: In 2021, the festival will embrace the topic ‘VIVA LATINA!’ with photography in and from Latin America.

The festival theme NOTHING IS QUIET ON THE EASTERN FRONT dealt with our neighbors to the east. Looking back on the emergence of the East Bloc is a wonderful example of how the winds of freedom unleashed glasnost and perestroika 30 years ago, and by doing so, brought modernization to the social, political and economic system of the Soviet Union. This led to the end of the Cold War and to a remarkable creative momentum of contemporary photography in Russia and the succession states of the former USSR, which the festival has appropriately honored and celebrated.

From the perspective of the visitor center at Brusattiplatz, the festival extended on two routes over a distance of seven kilometers passing through the old town of Baden as well as through Doblhoffpark, Gutenbrunner Park and Kurpark. It took place from 14 July, the French national holiday, to 26 October, the Austrian national holiday. Admission was free of charge.

For the first time in Baden as a partner this year was ORF kulturMontag with its exhibition #dubisart. And in turn, the festival received a similar warm welcome at the Museum of Natural History in Vienna with the exhibition WILD by Michael Nichols – both cooperations came about thanks to great appreciation of the festival in the Austrian cultural landscape. This cooperation bears witness to the radiant appeal the festival has unfolded from the very beginning and has become evident particularly in the crisis year 2020 because, besides the NHM, the festival also collaborated with the Month of Photography in Bratislava (4 thru 30 November, 2020) and the Art Market Budapest (22 thru 25 October, 2020).

306.024 visitors marks a new record result for the Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo – even though the festival had to be shortened by three weeks – without an opening party, without workshops and artist talks, with only few visitors from abroad, without guest school classes and a tighter budget due mainly to less advertising.

This record-breaking attendance results from the vast number of photography aficionados welcomed by the festival in Baden – made up of 218,607 visitors in Baden itself plus 87,417 guests who visited the exhibition Wild by Michael Nichols at the Museum of Natural History in Vienna, a partner of the Baden festival.

“This is a wonderful and internationally visible success for which we would like to express our deepest gratitude to our audience.” says Lois Lammerhuber, Director and Initiator of the festival enthusiastically, and Managing Director of the festival Silvia Lammerhuber adds, “The open exhibition concept enabled us to create a cultural – and as has been shown – also a crisis-proof visitor magnet”.

GoSee : Festival La Gacilly-Baden PhotoVIVA LATINA! 18 June thru 17 October, 2021 .
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