…und wir tun es wieder!

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INTERNATIONAL PHOTO FESTIVAL OLTEN

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SWITZERLAND

28.–31.8.2019

 

Now we’re ready to let the cat out of the bag. Well not just yet, but we promise to inform you as soon as we’ve got more news for you. Sign up for the newsletter to be among the first to know.

But this much we can tell you: We’re already working hard to create a promising second edition of the IPFO - International Photo Festival Olten on the 28.–31.8.2019.

 
 
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ABOUT IPFO

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“ONE’S VISUAL LANGUAGE IS NOT SOMETHING THAT MANIFESTS OVERNIGHT. IT DEVELOPS ORGANICALLY OVER A LIFE-TIME. THE SHIFTS CAN BE SO SUBTLE AS TO BE VIRTUALLY IMPERCEPTIBLE AND, AT TIMES, WILL COME TO FRUITION SO RAPIDLY, AND WITH SUCH FORCE, THAT THE PROFUNDITY IS ALL-CONSUMING. THAT IS LIFE'S WORKS.”

DAN WINTERS

 
DAN WINTERS

DAN WINTERS

 

SITUATION
Following the successful launch of the International Photo Festival Olten (IPFO) in 2017, the second edition will take place in Olten from August 28–31st, 2019. This 3-day event has been initiated in 2017 by the Swiss photographer Marco Grob, the Creative Director Charles Blunier and his team, Paul Merki, previously Light + Byte and photographer Remo Buess, Olten. They have been working together for more than 25 years and have already realized numerous projects.

The Team of this years IPFO 2019: Remo Buess, Marco Grob, Linda Flury, Paul Merki and Christoph Zehnder.

The emotional core of the last festival will be maintained. So, the festival aims to allow the public a unique glimpse into the behind-the-scenes work of the crème de la crème of photography culture: internationally successful photographers who are active on international stages. People will have the opportunity to experience at close hand how they are motivated, how their inspirations influence them in producing such compelling work. So, not only images express their own story – you get the chance to hear the photographers story to the picture.

The program is, again, going to be first class. All keynote speakers are remarkable first-rate photographers and people working successfully internationally in this steadily evolving industry, and they have worked for leading global clients and publishers. Thus, the public can be assured that they will be experiencing the most outstanding artists in their field.

In addition to the keynotes, we organize workshops, seminars and portfolio reviews. Especially the reviews might be the best thing to happen to the career of young up-and-coming photographers. When do you ever get the chance to discuss your work with a top-class international professional?

During that time Olten is going to be the PhotoMekka you want to take part in!

 

TEAM

 
 

BASIC INFORMATION

 

DATES
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
opening of the festival and exhibition/vernissage

Thursday, August 29, 2019
seminars, courses, portfolio reviews and keynotes of the first theme block, exhibition

Friday, August 30, 2019
seminars, courses, portfolio reviews and keynotes for the second theme block, exhibition

Saturday, August 31, 2019
seminars, courses, portfolio reviews and keynotes for the third and fourth theme block, exhibition, closing party

LOCATION
Olten, Switzerland, at various locations within the city

As the planning goes, there will soon be more information available…

 

TALKING ABOUT IPFO

 

Mile Stone Award 2017 - 17.11.2017

SRF 10vor10 - 25.8.2017

swissinfo.ch - 25.8.2017

SRF News - 24.8.2017

Radio SRF 1 - 24.8.2017

Oltner Tagblatt - 24.8.2017

Aargauer Zeitung - 18.8.2017

Oltner Tagblatt - 18.8.2017

Stadtanzeiger Olten - 16.8.2017

CE today - 16.8.2017

newinzurich.ch - 5.8.2017

Oltner Tagblatt - 19.7.2017

photointern.ch - 21.7.2017

 

PRESS CORNER

A press corner is soon going to be available.

 
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STROLL DOWN MEMORY LANE…

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25.–27.8.2017

 

IPFO 2017

FACTS & FIGURES

 

5 KEYNOTES

14 INTERNATIONAL TOP KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

1200 KEYNOTE VISITORS

55 DIFFERENT SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS

1160 SEMINAR AND WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS

2 PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

1 WORLD-CLASS POPUP EXHIBITION

 

IPFO 2017

SPEAKERS

 

DAN WINTERS
Alfred Eisenstaedt & World Press Photo Award (and many more) winning Photographer & Artist, lives in Austin, Los Angeles and Savannah, US

MARCO GROB
Emmy Award (and many more) winning Photographer/Director, works for Time Magazine, National Geographic,New York Times Magazine, New York, US

STEPHEN WILKES
Lucie Award (and many more) winning Photographer, TED fellow, New York, US

EMAN MOHAMMED
Chris Hondros fellowship & award winning Photojournalist and TED fellow, former Palestinian refugee born in Saudi Arabia, lives in Washington DC, US

FABIAN OEFNER
Experimental Photographer, TED fellow, Oberentfelden, CH

MAGDALENA HERRERA
Director of Photography at GEO magazine, Paris, FR

LARS BOERING
Director, World Press Photo, Amsterdam, NL
 

NICK UT
Pulitzer Price and Award winning Photographer, Los Angeles, US

PHIL TOLEDANO
Award winning Photographer & Film maker, Artist, New York, US

GILES DULEY
May Chidiac Award for Bravery in Journalism Award winning Photographer, TED fellow, London, GB

LEVON BISS
Photographer, TED Talker, London, GB

COMMANDER SHANE KIMBROUGH
Astronaut & Pilot, 50th Commander ISS,  189 Days in Space, 6 Space Walks, lives in Houston TX US

JONATHAN WOODS
Emmy and other Award Winning Producer & Photographer, Executive Producer at Time Magazine, New York, US

SAMANTHA STARK
World Press Photo 2017 Award Winning Video Journalist, NY Times, New York, US

…this was our way to thank them for the amazing talks

 

IPFO 2017

IMPRESSIONS

 

Many thanks to Aragorn Frey and Michael Isler

 

PARTNERS

 

MAIN SPONSORS

SPONSORS

MEDIA PARTNERS

PATRONS

DONATIONS

THANK YOU ALL AND HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN AT THE IPFO 2019

 
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CONTACT / FEEDBACK

 
 
 

If you have a question regarding the festival, keynotes or trainings, just drop us a mail. Also in case you have problems within the ticket shop. We would also highly appreciate your feedback regarding our festival, no matter if it is positive or negative. Just write what comes into your mind. 

 
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