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Continued success at the 18th edition of the Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography

The 2014 Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography concludes on a positive note with increased attendance. Since August 22, nearly 6,700 visitors have passed through the twenty exhibitions spread throughout the city. Works by 45 photographers from nine countries, exploring the theme of hybridization in contemporary photography, were praised for their diversity and relevance by a varied audience from all over Switzerland and from abroad.

The activities organized around the exhibition programme were a particular success, confirming the interest among visitors in interactive events.

There was also the decisive launch of Editions of the Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography, which gave many photography fans the chance to become collectors of the photography of tomorrow by acquiring works by the young Swiss artists Michal Florence Schorro and Prune Simon-Vermot.

What comes next for the Festival of Photography.

Though the 2014 edition has concluded, the Festival will continue to be active in the coming months. The Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography is pleased to announce that it will present a slide show at the next Circulation(s) festival in Paris in January 2015. As well, the Festival’s artistic director Hélène Joye-Cagnard is on the selection committee for the next Plat(t)form portfolio reviews at the Fotomuseum in Winterthur, also in January, and in her capacity as a curator will attend the new Indian photography festival Goa Photo, the inaugural edition of which will begin at the end of February 2015.

The team at the Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography would like to thank its sponsors and the public, whose participation was such an important part of the success of the 2014 edition of the Festival.

The 19th edition of the Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography will take place from August 28 to September 20, 2015.

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