PARALLEL – EUROPEAN PHOTO BASED PLATFORM

Landskrona Foto is delighted to take part in the four-year Parallel European Photo Based Platform project.

Challenging and eclectic, contemporary photography defies boundaries and definition. Once a cultural object, photography then became a cultural-social- artistic practice which engages a wide range of aesthetics, technologies and actors, most of them overlapping and intersecting. All this diversity was instrumental in inspiring the creation of Parallel.

Parallel is a platform that brings together creative European organisations committed to promoting cross-cultural exchanges and mentorships in order to set new standards in contemporary photography. Members include museums, galleries, cultural centres, festivals, art schools and publishers – 18  vibrant European cultural hubs, from 16 countries, that will participate in selecting and hosting emerging artists and curators, organising exhibitions and promoting artistic networking.

The large and diverse nature of this network ensures a wide geographical spread and a fertile ground for fostering new dialogues, sparking fresh ideas and helping to boost creativity.

The work process is implemented as a two-phase process: Creative Guidance:selection, tutoring, peer learning and curatorship for emergent creators; Exhibition Platform: a wide exhibition network engaging exhibitors, universities and art schools.

The Platform is designed and led by Procur.arte and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Landskrona Foto also has support from Kulturådet.

The Parallel members:

Procur.arte  Lisboa, Portugal (Project Leader)

Robert Capa Contemporary Center  Budapest, Hungary

Le Château d’Eau  Toulouse, France

Fondazione Fotografia Modena  Modena, Italy

Centro Artes José de Guimarães – A Oficina  Guimarães, Portugal

Format International Photography Festival – Derby Quad  Derby, UK

FotoFestiwal – Foundation of Visual Education  Lodz, Poland

Galleri Image  Aarhus, Denmark

ISSP  Riga, Latvia

Katalog – Journal of Photography & Video  Kerteminde, Denmark

Landskrona Foto  Landskrona, Sweden

Kaunas Photography Gallery  Kaunas, Lithuania

UGM – Maribor Art Gallery  Maribor, Slovenia

The Finnish Museum of Photography  Helsinki, Finland

Organ Vida  Zagreb, Croatia

Photoireland  Dublin, Ireland

YET Magazine Lausanne, Switzerland

Triennial of Photography, Hamburg, Germany