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Submissions for Backlight ´17 portfolio review came from 15 countries!
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We are  pleased with the amount of nearly 70 submissions for our portfolio review this coming September. Submissions came from 15 countries both from Europe and outside Europe. We have informed the 30 selected participants. One of them will be … Read More

Partnership with Jelgavas Tipogrāfija and a Book Award for Backlight 2017
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We are delighted for the new partnership between Backlight Photo Festival and Jelgavas Tipogrāfija, a modern printing company, rich in traditions, specializing in production of soft and hard cover books.   As the first step of this collaboration we have … Read More

PORTFOLIO REVIEWERS FOR BACKLIGHT ´17 confirmed and complete
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From top left to right: María García Yelo, Carla Erdmann, David Drake, Enrico Stefanelli, Pirkko Siitari, Maria Faarinen & Tiina Rauhala, Sheyi Bankale, Alla Räisänen, Andrei Polikanov, Maira Dudareva, Hannamari Shakya, Martin Breindl   We are happy and honored  to … Read More

Juha Arvid Helminen, Jaakko Kahilaniemi and Harri Pälviranta at Photon, Ljubljana
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© Harri Pälviranta, Kretschmer 2013   3rd edition of Independence Through the Lenses presenting Juha Arvid Helminen, Jaakko Kahilaniemi and Harri Pälviranta at Photon Ljubljana, Slovenia   Juha Arvid Helminen (born 1977, Finland) graduated in Photography from Lahti Institute of … Read More

PORTFOLIO REVIEW ON SEPTEMBER 9th 2017
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Corinna Kern was the winner of Backlight Photo Festivals portfolio review in 2014. Now her series Female Maskers is produced for the Portfolio Award exhibition at Backlight ´17   PORTFOLIO REVIEW AT BACKLIGHT PHOTO FESTIVAL September 9th 2017 in Tampere, … Read More

The 2nd exhibition of Independence Through the Lenses -tour opens at FLUSS, Wolkersdorf, Austria
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Welcome to the opening of the second exhibition of our Independence Through the Lenses -tour at FLUSS, Wolkersdorf, Austria. Opening ceremonies on April 29th with artist talk by Harri Pälviranta at 5pm, opening at 6pm.   Independence Through the Lenses is … Read More