One of the core values of the Fotofestival Lenzburg is to promote dialogue and to offer young photographers a platform of national and international importance to showcase their image-making skills and their work. For this reason, a new project has been launched with the support of the BAT Foundation: the “Bold And Talented” program.
The goal was to identify and select four photographers and four emerging curators to work with the curatorial team to develop, produce, and realize original exhibitions for the next edition of the festival.
Fotofestival Lenzburg developed a sponsorship program for this purpose, which began with a joint weekend at the end of August 2023 to get to know the festival, explain curatorial mentorship, visit various exhibition venues, and participate in exhibition design workshops with invited international experts. The weekend was also a social opportunity to get to know each other and foster a sense of community throughout the process.
The curator-photographer teams were selected by the jury in dialogue with the participants and were each assigned an exhibition site. Daniel Blochwitz, Program Director, and Sabine Schaub, Festival Project Manager, will guide the curators and photographers in the conception and production of the exhibition.
The exhibitions can be visited, from May 25 to June 23, 2023 during the 6th edition of Fotofestival Lenzburg.