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FotoFest 2016 Biennial

FotoFest 2016 Biennial

Meeting Place Reviewers

Pavel Banka

Editor-in-Chief and Chairman of the Board
FOTOGRAF Magazine and FOTOGRAF Platform, Prague, Czech Republic
Pavel Banka is co-founder and editor-in-chief of FOTOGRAF. FOTOGRAF is a semi-annual comprehensive 120-page magazine that publishes the work of photographers and other artists working in photography and related arts. FOTOGRAF magazine is being published in two mutations. One is in English. Each issue is focused on one common theme and featuring both Czech and international artists in a wide range from emerging to established ones. An electronic version of FOTOGRAF magazine is also available launched for Android Tablets & IPads.

Banka is also Chairman of the Board of FOTOGRAF Platform, an organization that includes FOTOGRAF magazine, Festival and Gallery. Since 2009, FOTOGRAF Gallery opened in the center of Prague, and in October 2011, the FOTOGRAF Festival began, an annual photo festival in Prague. All of these activities are open for artists working in the field of photography and related media.

Banka’s own photographic work has been exhibited internationally in art museums and other prestige venues, e.g. Museum Rudolfinum - Prague, Museum of Modern Arts, Veletrzni Palace - Prague, Espoo Art Museum –Helsinky, Museum of Photography - Charleroi, Belgium, etc.

Banka is most interested in seeing work which innovative and attempts to open the range of photography toward a new perspective of contemporary art. There are no restrictions for the subject of work; only the originality and the freshness are important! Banka looks forward to seeing the artists who will bring a new vision to the contemporary photography art scene. Innovative, fresh work will get a chance to be published in FOTOGRAF Magazine.


Session Three
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