Central European House of Photography, Bratislava

Stredoeurópsky dom fotografie, Bratislava
Contact: Dr Václav Macek Director
Prepoštská 4, 814 99 Bratislava, Slovakia
421 (0) 2 5441 8214
421 (0) 2 5441 8214
1pm-6pm Tue-Sun, closed Mon

Established in 2005 as a project of the FOTOFO Foundation, the Central European House of Photography aims to collect and disseminate information on the history of and new trends in photography within Central Europe.

From the very beginning the foundation organised the Month of Photography Festival Bratislava. The festival is organised each year in November and spans 40 exhibitions, mostly featuring the work of photographers from Central and Eastern Europe (Slovakia, Poland, the Baltic Republics, Austria, Russia, Bulgaria, Romania, Germany, Hungary, etc). Each year it presents a retrospective of work by an internationally famous artist - those featured to date include Sebastia Salgado, William Klein, Josef Koudelka and Helmut Newton. The festival also includes each year an international conference dealing with various subject - digital photography, contemporary photography in Europe, photography of women, documentary photography, etc.

Since 1995 the FOTOFO Foundation has been the publisher of the only European magazine devoted to the photography trends in Central and Eastern Europe. The magazine IMAGO is published twice a year in English language.

The Central European House of Photography incorporates two floors of exhibition space – Gallery Profil and the Fujifilm Gallery. The fourth floor is occupied by the Vladimir Vorobjov Photography Gallery. In the basement it runs workshops and lectures on national and international subjects. The Central European House of Photography is situated in the old centre of Bratislava, in a cultural heritage building.

The Central European House of Photography maintains an Internet archive of the most influential images of the 20th century and a small collection of prints by Slovak photographers. It also publishes books on photography in various languages.