15.06.2023  •  Art NEWS

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Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 – ORIENT! For the 6th time – EDITION LAMMERHUBER is bringing the largest outdoor photo festival in Europe to Baden near Vienna from 15 June thru 15 October, 2023

ORIENT! puts photographers from Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan front and center. Three countries, the home of a millennia-old civilization, unique artistic creativity, and courageous authors who have chosen photography to define their place in society. With rebellious and deeply rooted images of hope, the festival embarks on a photographic journey between light and shadow. In a gigantic open-air gallery with around 1,500 large-format photos, in 30 exhibitions and on a length of seven kilometers, the world’s best photographers are presenting their fascinating visual worlds in the parks and gardens of the old town of Baden.

The selection of works whisks visitors away to a world that is both familiar and entirely new, inviting them to explore the complexities of the Orient in a manner which questions negative stereotypes and prejudices. Photography is undoubtedly one of the most incisive tools for exploring the human condition – and a unique plea for tolerance and peace. With this in mind, the photographers of the festival are not only great artists but also contemporary witnesses: Abbas, Gohar Dashti and Hamed Noori, Ebrahim Noroozi, Maryam Firuzi, Hashem Shakeri, Paul Almasy, Véronique de Viguerie, Fatimah Hossaini, Shah Marai and Wakil Kohsar, as well as Sarah Caron.

The second major narrative strand of the festival deals with the global climate collapse, the impending ecocide. Still, the photographs are all a sign of the unshakable faith in the future. Since its inception, the festival has never wavered from its mission to show the beauty of nature or to address the need to protect it. The photographers of the festival decidedly want to be part of the efforts to preserve our most beautiful common good – the planet Earth: Mélanie Wenger, Bernard Descamps, Gabriele Cecconi, Stephan Gladieu, Money Sharma, Reporters w/o Borders, Brigitte Kössner-Skoff and Gerhard Skoff, Antonin Borgeaud, Jérôme Blin, Alisa Martynova, Maxime Taillez, as well as Chloé Azzopardi.

The bilateral partnership of the Schools of Morbihan in Brittany and in Lower Austria is dedicated this year to the topic of ‘Openings’. Whether in a literal or figurative sense, the concept of openings also encompasses communication and travel to new places or people. Ultimately, it raises the question of the construction of our individual and collective identity, and our relationship with others..

Austrian photography is represented by Rudolf Koppitz, Horst Stasny and the professional photographers of Lower Austria. In addition, there are three commissioned works: Cathrine Stukhard visited the World Heritage Site of Vichy, Gregor Schörg shows the second part of his work about the wilderness area Dürrenstein-Lassingtal and Brigitte Kössner-Skoff and Gerhard Skoff explored the Living Bridges in India.

CEWE – Our World is Beautiful: the exhibition of the winning photos of the world’s largest photo competition with almost 700,000 pictures from 170 countries will round off the festival, as will the retrospective of 2022 in the pictures and texts of the artists in residence, Pascal Maitre and Katharina V. Haderer.

Under the guiding principle Culture of Solidarity, the cooperation with the festival partners Garden Tulln, Celje in Slovenia and the Month of Photography in Bratislava will continue in 2023.

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Festival catalogue ORIENT!
German/English; 18 x 24 cm; 272 pages; 155 photos, softcover; € 24.00.
edition.lammerhuber.at/buecher/orient

The book PAKISTAN, which honors the photographic oeuvre of Sarah Caron, was published by Edition Lammerhuber to accompany the festival.

German, English, French; 22.5 × 27.5 cm;144 pages; 72 photos; € 49.90
edition.lammerhuber.at/buecher/pakistan

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

EDITION LAMMERHUBER presents Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo 2023 “ORIENT!“

 
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