Youth Photo Week is a festival that has been gathering young artists from all over the world for seven years, and providing them with a unique photography experience. August 10th-15th in Karlovac, Croatia.
Youth Photo Week proved itself as one of the largest events for young photographers in Croatia and the surrounding region. This is a unique project that promotes tourism potentials and beauties of Croatia through the art of photography, and also informs and educates young photographers and introduces them to the Croatian natural and cultural heritage, and various types of art. Youth Photo Week provides the young people with an opportunity for recognition, training, and competition, and provides the hosting city a full range of accompanying cultural events such as concerts, film screenings and exhibitions. The festival is held every year in a different city, and in its six years it has visited Kutina, Veli Losinj, Zadar, Pula and Karlovac twice. So far, the program involved more than 300 young photographers, and the organizers and participants receive many awards for their work and are a significant part of the regional cultural scene.
At the 6th Youth Photo Week which was held in Karlovac for the second time from 16th to 27th of August and involved over 60 talented artists between 16 and 21 years old. The sixth edition of Youth Photo Week was without a doubt the biggest so far, and in more than 10 days, the participants, but also all other interested visitors, could participate in as many as 6 different programs.
“I think my vocabulary is not comprehensive enough to express the enthusiasm for the whole event, all the people and the atmosphere. This is the best thing that happened to me and this event is an example of the things that enrich life.“
-Ana Šutej, Photographer, Pula 2014
“I highly recommend to all those who want a warmhearted team, lots of laughter, photography and entertainment to join us next year, because this was our little paradise!”
-Jana Vukmanović, Photographer in Zadar/Pula 2013/2014
“An unforgettable experience that I will remember until I’m old! I can’t wait for next year. A big thank you to the organization and the whole team who really made that experience stay deeply etched in my heart.”
–Matija Davidovic, Photographer, Pula 2014