The f² Fotofestival for contemporary photography
The f² Fotofestival will take place in Dortmund from June 1st to 11th, 2023 for the fourth time. It stands for contemporary positions and trends in photography and shows selected engaging images from around the world. The festival is monothematic and offers with its numerous exhibitions different perspectives and critical insights on current topics and issues.
Works by renowned photographers and artists as well as by young talents are on display. Each festival edition also includes special participatory projects for photography-loving citizens and communities.
Dortmund and the Ruhr region - a strong location for photography
Supplemented by a varied supporting program (including lectures, workshops, guided tours), the festival offers a platform for new formats and talents and at the same time creates a connection between photographers, curators, media and audience. f² connects numerous institutions such as exhibition and culture houses, training centers, free artist initiatives and associations that enrich the program with their content.
First-class exhibitions of contemporary photography at different exhibition locations, some of which are not accessible in everyday life, and a communicative platform - these are attributes of a successful photo festival, which invites professionals to network and also captivates photo-affine visitors from the region - and beyond. Works by renowned photographers and artists as well as up-coming young artists are shown. Each festival edition also includes special participatory formats for photography-loving citizens and communities.
The aim is the long-term establishment of a regular festival for contemporary photography, which inspires people from the region for photography and connects partners in the Ruhr area with each other. The goal is the identification and enthusiasm of the local people for the f² Fotofestival. The organizer of the festival is Depot e. V. in cooperation with a variety of partners involved. The festival program is curated by established photo professionals.
The expertise of the curators and their selection of the main topic ensure that artistic bracket and the quality of content. There is no festival for contemporary photography in the Ruhr area. f² closes this gap and thus has a unique communication proposition in the region.
One topic, great diversity
Its social relevance is decisive for the overarching festival theme. Each festival edition has a new topic, which is the main focus of all exhibitions. A topic that shapes the current discourse in society, asks questions and gives new impulses and perspectives for thinking. The exhibitions in 2023 are entitled globality.
Always up to date
For impressions of the festival events, current calls for entries and dates, follow the f² Fotofestival on Instagram.