Friday, September 19, 2014

Meeting pieces of photographers from 31 countries in Daegu! Opening of Daegu Photo Biennale

Easily took photos with digital cameras or smart phones!

It can be considered as public art genre

Daegu is doing an important role that can’t be omitted in photo history of Korea.

[History of Daegu Photos]
Year 1905, after photo was first introduced to Daegu in 1945, Daegu is the city that has raised remaining record in photo history of Korea by holding Korea’s first international photo exhibition, establishing Korean Photo Art Professional Academy in 1947 etc.

Starting from 1970s photographers from Daegu were the most active in nation’s photography contest and international photo exhibition and after ‘80s it was known as central city of photography culture as Daegu local colleges established Photography course and produced professional graduates.

To continue this historical fact, Photo Biennale is held in Daegu starting from 2006. And since Sept. 15, the 5th Daegu Photo Biennale 2014 exhibition started!

□ Event Overview
Period : Friday, September 12th, 2014 - Sunday, October 19th, 2014
Venues : Daegu Culture & Arts Center, Daegu Art Factory (Former KT&G), Bongsan Cultural Center
Events : Main Exhibition, Exhibitions, Portfolio Review, International Symposium of Photography, Other Events
Participation : Around 250 artists from 30 countries : Spain, Italy, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, Australia, South Korea, Japan and China
Host : Daegu Metropolitan City
Organize : The Daegu Photo Biennale organizing committee
Sponsors : Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism; Sambo Motors Co., Ltd; Kyungil University, Samsung Smart Camera, Kumbokju, Kyochon

□ Main Exhibition

□ Exhibition

□ Other Events

□ Portfolio Review

□ International Symposium of Photography

In Daegu Photo Biennale 2014, pieces of Korea’s representing artists, of course, and pieces of photographer who are active in different areas of world such as Central and South America, Africa, Australia, etc. are there!

Furthermore, various events which audience can participate will be done amid the city of Daegu, so try to participate!

○ Entrance time:10:00~19:00 / ○ Opening hours:10:00~20:00 
※Bongsan Cultural center is closed on Monday

- Address : Bongsanmunhwa-gil, Jong-gu, Daegu South Korea
- TEL : +82-53-661-3500

Address : 201 Gongwonsunhwan-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu South Korea
- TEL : +82-53-606-6114

Address :  31-12 22gil, Dalseong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu South Korea
- TEL : +82-53-803-6251~7

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