THE THEATRE PHOTOGRAPHY BIENNALE
On the occasion of the World’s Day of Theatre 2010 the Theatre Institute opened the zero year of the Theatre Photography Biennale.
The aim of the biennale is to present theatre photography as an independent artistic kind, to increase the awareness about it and by presenting photographic works and their artists to create an atmosphere for professional confrontation. The student section of the biennale gives an opportunity for a significant forming of this segment of theatrical documentation for the future.
The presented photographs by more than 20 authors were judged by a professional jury. The announcement of the winner ceremony, with the opening exhibition of the competing photographs, took place in November 2010 in the new building of the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava.
The announcer of the Theatre Photography Biennale is the Bratislava Theatre Institute. The competition is being held in the collaboration with the Photography and New Media Department of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava.
The prizes were given in three categories:
The Theatre Photography Biennale Grand Prix was given to Andrej Čanecký for the best series of photographs from production of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina (Slovak National Theatre). The author also took a voucher by the STELLA Digital Printing Studio and the opportunity to have an independent exhibition at the Nová drama / New Drama 2011.
The Special Prize for a theatre which focuses most on the photographic documentation of its production went to the elledanse alternative theatre for the series of photographs by Noro Knap from the production of Canto Hondo.
The winner of the Student Prize of the Theatre Photography Biennale became Jakub Čajko, a student of the Photography and New Media Department at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design. The jury decided upon him for the best series of photographs of the opera of Gounod’s Faust (Slovak National Theatre).
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