AntwerpPhoto is an international photography biennial that shows what goes on in the world of photography. With an extensive festival week, plenty of summer events and state-of-the-art exhibitions, AntwerpPhoto inspires and stimulates its visitors to explore and dive into the world of photography and visual culture.
The successful first edition in 2018, with world-renowned photographer Anton Corbijn who featured on our eye-catching poster, and with (the now late) Michael Wolf, the Prix Carmignac and Iconobelge I, put AntwerpPhoto on the map as an important photography festival. With the Loodswezen as the centre of the festival, it also became the new homebase for photography in Antwerp. AntwerpPhoto has its full support from the city, and in return the festival wants to transform its home into the capital of photography of Flanders.
We believe in photography as the language of the future and as the language that brings people together. It is the language of all ages, that transcends any other form of communication. That is why the second edition of AntwerpPhoto was evident, which will run from June 27 to September 27 2020. The Loodswezen will serve for the second time as the heart of the festival, exhibiting the headliner ‘The Anthropocene Project’ by, among others, Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky, and a second edition of Iconobelge. Young talents Sanne De wilde and Bénédicte Kurzen will show their series ‘Land of Ibeji’. But there is more: at DIVA, the museum of diamond, silver and goldsmith’s work, AntwerpPhoto presents ‘Europeans’ by legendary photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. Finally, visitors will also find numerous galleries throughout the city where they can discover exhibitions curated by AntwerpPhoto.
Chairman: Jozef Lievens
Director: Kaat Celis
Board members: Erik Van Den Eynden and Roger Szmulewicz
Advisors: Gautier Platteau, Johan Swinnen and Rik Van Puymbroeck