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Kranj Foto Fest 2021

The old town of Kranj became an exciting and vibrant open-air gallery in the summer during the Kranj Foto Fest – International Festival of Contemporary Photography in Slovenia. 26 Slovene and international photographers exhibited their works all around the old town: windows, the garden of a medieval castle, art galleries, and even tunnels built during WWII displayed great photography on the topic ISOLATION | FREEDOM. Check it out!

Opening Event

The Opening Week of the Kranj Foto Fest started with an Evening Celebration that gathered Slovenian and international photographers, curators, gallerists, students and the city’s community at the cherry garden at Layer House, an urban cultural art centre in Kranj, Slovenia.

Chats, Workshops and Laughs

Workshops, round tables, chats with photographers, book presentations, photo walks… and lots of fun! The Educational Program of the Kranj Foto Fest 2021 was rich and inspiring. 

Portfolio Reviews

Photographers had the chance to meet gallerists, curators, other photographers, and theorists to discuss their work in one-to-one sessions. After reviewing all the works, the jury chose one winner for a solo exhibition at the Kranj Foto Fest 2022! Congratulations, Lin Gerkman!

Six photographers were invited by the curatorial board to have their solo exhibitions at the Kranj Foto Fest 2021 on the theme of Isolation and Freedom. Check them out!

AFFLICTION-GEIST/ LUKA DAKSKOBLER (SLO)

SCREEN TIME/ ROBERT CANALI (CAN)

ISTANBUL, FACES OF FREEDOM/ MANCA JUVAN (SLO)

OBSCURA/ BRUNO ALENCASTRO (BRA)

THE LONG WAIT/ BIB FRROKAJ (ALB)

THE SWAMP/ TEREZA KOZINC (SLO)

Open Call's Exhibitions

The Open Call 2021 of the Kranj Foto Fest has received 142 applications from 41 countriesOur jury had a hard time selecting the projects that showed a deeper and broader concept of ISOLATION | FREEDOM. So, scroll down and get to know the Slovenian and international photographers who had their exhibitions in Kranj last summer.

WINNER 2021 ODE TO MY FAMILY/ ERJOLA ZHUKA (ALB)

WINDOWS AS FRAMES/ OPEN CALL SELECTED ARTISTS

WWII TUNNELS UNDER THE OLD TOWN/ OPEN CALL SELECTED ARTISTS

ALL AROUND THE CITY/ OPEN CALL SELECTED ARTISTS

Photos made by Maša Pirc