Presented by International Photo Festival Leiden
Supported by The Netherlands Consulate General in New York
Curated by Marieke van der Krabben & Niki van Gemerden
Featuring Lotte Bronsgeest, Daniëlle Celie, Aras Gökten, Arantxa Gonlag, Esther Hessing, Pim Huijsmans, Mascha Joustra, Carla Kogelman, Dagmar Kolatschny, Alexander Krack, Leonardo Magrelli, Misha Pipercic, Katharina Pöhlmann, Alice Smeets, Evert Smit, Sebastian Steveniers, Julie van der Vaart, Lydia Weijers, Christian Werner, Aleksander Willemse
The International Photo Festival Leiden offers a yearly stage to new photographers and aims to promote and support recently graduated European photographers. For the festival twenty photographers are selected by a professional jury and given a first chance at an international career in a picturesque open-air exhibition which is free to the public.
The 3rd edition of the festival is held from October 10 – 31 in the beautiful city of Leiden, the Netherlands. Besides being known for one of the oldest Universities in Europe and the birthplace of Rembrandt van Rijn, Leiden is also the city that gave refuge to the Pilgrim Fathers before they sailed on the Mayflower to the New Continent.
The International Photo Festival Leiden was organized for the first time in 2013 by Pierre Luiten and Hans Gillis. The festival originates from an exhibition in 2012 organised for the 90th anniversary of the Leiden Amateur Photo Club. Being passionate amateur photographers Pierre and Hans wanted to create a unique festival where emerging photography talents can show their work and get international exposure at the same time. By creating an international network of festivals, work by these talented photographers is shown around the world and helps to boost their careers.
This year, for the second time, the International Photo Festival Leiden is collaborating with Photoville New York (as well as Head On Australia) to exchange exhibitions around the world. Every year a professional jury of the International Photo Festival Leiden selects twenty emerging recently graduated photographers for an open air exhibition to be exhibited on some of our most beautiful church squares and streets.