First European Month of Photography.
On its 13th anniversary the Paris Month of Photography, a biennial celebration of photography that began in 1980, extends to two new European capitals: Berlin and Vienna. More will be added in two years. November is traditionally the month of the festival but most of the exhibitions will last until January 2005. Information and contact: www.2004.photographie.com (the web site has 3 versions: French, German, English).
There will be over 86 exhibitions there in various spaces including the Beaubourg Center (Bernd and Hilla Becher), Orsay Museum (Marey, Stieglitz), the European House of Photography (the organizer of the month--www.mep-fr.org--with the 60th anniversary of the France-Presse agency, the French Society for Photography), the National Library (Robert Capa), the National Center for Photography/Jeu de Paume (Rineke Dikstra and the Stedelijk Museum), and the Pavillon des Arts (1841-1941: a Century of Italian Photography). Some of the photographers exhibiting: Alvarez-Bravo, Boubat, Cartier-Bresson, Jan Dibbets, Robert Doisneau, Walker Evans, Benedict Fernandez, Gisele Freund, Flor Garduno, Jean-Claude Gautrand, Giacomelli, Rip Hopkins, Frank Horvat, Andre Kertesz, Man Ray, Joachim Mogarra, Isabel Munoz, Gilles Peress, Eric Poitevin, etc.... Two prizes will be awarded: The Paris-Match Award (created in 1980, 10,000 euros) and the new Lucien Herve and Rodolf Herve Award given to Guillaume Herbaut (L'Oeil Public) for his work on Chernobyl, Auschwitz, and Shkodra (Albania). This 6,000 euros award goes to a 25-43-year-old photographer who worked on a specific theme chosen each year. This year's theme was "Man and the Environment." The other nominees were Nicolas Comment, Rip Hopkins, and Klavdij Sluban.
There will be over 100 exhibitions in Berlin for this first Month of Photography. Helmut …