Launch of the publication "H - The Notion of Humanist Photography"
H - The Notion of Humanist Photography
In 2022, at the invitation of Esch2022: European Capital of Culture, the Kaunas Photography Gallery and the Centre national de l’audiovisuel (CNA) propose to collaborate on a joint venture. The idea is to review and combine the experiences of two existing projects of the two institutions in order to create a new collaborative format. The 'Portfolio Days‘, hosted every three years by the CNA, and the Magazine from Kaunas ‘Į’, published every year by the Kaunas Gallery, seem to be the perfect combination for this initiative since they share a common aim: to bring together creatives from the world of photography and to promote exchange as the basis for new creations.
The collaboration of these two projects in 2022 will involve the establishment of a creative platform in the shape of two residencies – one in Luxembourg, one in Lithuania –, which will allow for experimentation and the development of a project on the basis of a photographic commission dealing with a designated topic. Four to five Luxembourg photographers along with four to five Lithuanian photographers, mentored by several experts from the field of photography, as well as graphic designers and writers from both countries will collaborate to bring this project to life.
The whole work will culminate in the production of a magazine and a presentation of the resulting work in both countries.
The context of the two European Capitals of Culture, Esch and Kaunas 2022, represents the perfect occasion for this collaboration, connecting two photographic initiatives and scenes in a dynamic collaboration.
Text provided by the project partner