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Apply now: REFEST – storytelling platform call for photographers

REFEST is an international project co-financed by Creative Europe Programme that involves cultural organizations from 4 different countries: Urban (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina) organizer of Balkan Photo Festival, Organ Vida (Zagreb, Croatia) organizer of Organ Vida-International Photography Festival, Foundation Montemadrid (Madrid, Spain) organizer of Festivalito de Villaverde and Passaggi Cultura (Fano, Italy) organizer of Passaggi […]

Days three and four at BPF program: Igor Nobilo, Pixsell, photo exhibition “Pravda za svako dijete” – Justice for every child.

Day three of the Balkan Photo Festival will be held in the BiH Art Gallery and will start at 12PM with a presentation and a conversation with our colleagues from the Pixsell.hr agency about the their work methods and a general overview of the photojournalist scene in the region. Following this event Igor Nobilo will […]

Day two in the Balkan Photo Festival: a workshop by Samo Vidic, a photo exhibition of Amel Emrić, Canon gear presentation

The day two of the Balkan Photo Festival will be held in the BiH Art Gallery and will start at 11AM with Canon gear presentation by our host Ferenc Torok. After a short break the program will continue from 11:30AM to 1PM with Samo Vidic, a Canon explorer who will present the “Munich Surfers” project. […]

2016 Balkan Photo Award winners announced at a ceremony!

SARAJEVO, January 27, 2017 – The winners of the 2016 Balkan Photo Award (BPA) were announced to a packed audience at Sarajevo City Hall today. BPA contest is held as part of the Balkan Photo Festival (BPF). A jury panel consisting of as many as 12 members: Myles Little (US, jury chair), Ilvy Njiokiktjien (NL), […]

We proudly bring you the 2016 Balkan Photo Award finalists and the agenda of the Balkan Photo Festival!

The jury consisting of 12 members: Myles Little (US, jury chair), Ilvy Njiokiktjien (NL), Srđan Živulović (SLO), Petar Jurica (CRO), Goran Lizdek (BiH), Daniel Mihailescu (RO), Srđan Ilić (SRB), Boryana Katsarova (BUL), Majlinda Hoxha (KV), Ljiljana Karadžić (MNE), Ana Farngovska (MKD) and Ferhat Uludaglar – Zupčević (TUR), has made a selection of 90 photographs (50 […]

Who will select the 2016 Balkan Photo Award winners?

Similarly to previous years, the Organization Team of the Balkan Photo Festival has appointed jury members to select the 2016 Balkan Photo Award winners in 11 categories: Daily Life, Portrait, Creative Photography, Nature and Environment, News and Events, Sports, Fashion, Mobile Phone, Cultural Heritage, Nude Photography and Photo Reportage/Photo Series A special online application has […]

Apply now: The Balkan Photo Award 2016 is now open for entries!

Like in the previous years, the Organizing Board of the Balkan Photo Festival (BPF) has now announced a call for entries to its photo contest for the selection of the best photographs in the past year called the Balkan Photo Award 2016 (BPA). “Every year we try to introduce something new,  and since our principle […]

Day 4 at the Balkan Photo Festival: Exhibition of children photography “My Place Under the Sun”

This open-air photo exhibition will introduce you to the world as seen by children from ten municipalities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Join us on Monday February 1, 2016 at the Sarajevo Cathedral square right at noon to find out about their place under the sun. The exhibition is a part of the project dubbed “Support […]

Day 3 of the Balkan Photo Festival: Uroš Podlogar, Mario Periša, Past is Now, Croatian Press Photographers Association , Romulić and Stojčić…

Day 3 of the Balkan Photo Festival will see a lecture by the Slovenian Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina Mr. Uroš Podlogar at 11AM in the BiH Art Gallery. Mr Podlogar will speak on the topic of adventure photography and will introduce us to his experiences from the Himalaya trip and filming from a helicopter. […]

Day 2 in the Balkan Photo Festival program: Amel Emrić, Myles Little, Fotodoks, Petar Sabol…

The Day 2 of the Balkan Photo Festival program will start at 11AM in the BiH Art Gallery with a lecture from the Associated Press (AP) photographer Mr. Amel Emrić. Emrić’s talk is titled “Photographer, a witness of time”, and he will tell us about his years of working as a photographer and about the […]

The winners of the Balkan Photo Award 2015 are now announced!

SARAJEVO, January 29, 2016. – The winners of the Balkan Photo Award 2015 contest, which is held as part of the Balkan Photo Festival, were announced in a crowded atmosphere of the Sarajevo City Hall. The jury consisting of no less than 12 members: Paul Lowe (jury head), Amel Emrić, Stoyan Nenov, Ivana Tomanović, Jože […]

Balkan Photo Festival 2016 program!

In addition to the award ceremony of the Balkan Photo Award 2015  and the exhibition opening at the City Hall on 29th of January 2016 at 7 o’clock PM, the Balkan Photo Festival brings a rich  program too. Please RSVP your attendance at the exhibition by navigating to this link. Admission is free for all […]

The Finalists of the Balkan Photo Award 2015 contest!

Jury composed of: Paul Lowe (jury chair), Amel Emrić, Stoyan Nenov, Ivana Tomanović, Jože Suhadolnik, Jetmir Idrizi, Duško Miljanić, Yannis Kontos, Osman Orsal, Iva Prosoli, Petrut Calinescu and Žarko Ivanov, has selected 150 photographs (50 individual submissions and 100 photographs as part of photo reportages, a total of 10 best photo reportages) that will be […]

Balkan Photo Festival award list and value!

Festival organizers in cooperation with the general sponsor Canon Bosnia and Herzegovina have managed to secure the most lucrative awards so far for the Balkan Photo Award winners. “Increasing the value of contest awards is yet another way we are elevating the festival into a successful regional project” – said the Organizer. The first award […]