TENTH INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY GATHERING
(2009) Aleppo - Syria
The Tenth International Photography Gathering will be held from the October 1st through the 15th 2009. This annual Aleppo event is an international photography exhibit and festival accompanied by activities such as lectures, workshops, and musical concerts. International and local artists come together to show their work and participate in the activities. This year the International Photo Gathering will be held in an exciting new cultural venue, the Old Electric building, which lies in the heart of Aleppo. The Photo Gathering is now in its ninth year and has continued to grow and make a significant contribution to the cultural life of Aleppo and Syria. This success has encouraged us to continue working, and as a result more and more artists from around the globe are participating.
At this time, the Photography Gathering is expecting approximately forty-five artists from twenty-four participating countries including Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Switzerland, Syria, and The United States of America….
MAIN ACTIVITIES :
Contemporary Art Exhibits : Art works are exhibited in Electric Building. We mainly concentrate on contemporary and documentary photography.
Workshops : The festival organizes and supports workshops given by participating artists. Results of the workshops are exhibited in Electric Building.
Lectures and Conferences : Professional artists and historians, from both Syria and abroad give lectures in the Electric Building.