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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.

What is Youth Photo Week?

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.

Youth Photo Week 2016

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.

 
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FINALISTS

Programs
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Lab

As future participants of Youth Photo Week, you will be able to participate in numerous workshops, lectures and forums, all involving top experts in their respective fields, where you will work on topics such as documentary photography, the future of digital photography, and DSLR shooting.

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Movie Attachment

At Youth Photo Week participants can also expect movie nights with the leading headlines of European cinema. This way photographers and visitors will not only enjoy the latest movie titles, but will recognize the undeniable relationship between cinema and the art of photography.

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Competition

This program, besides fun, provides the exchange of knowledge and experiences, and while creating photos the participants are competing for the winning title along with numerous awards. So far the competition involved more than 300 young photographers.

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PickUp Music Festival

The new Youth Photo Week music program gathers many famous solo artist as well as bands from all around the region.
 The festival takes place in the beautiful medieval fortress Old Town of Dubovac that provides the participants with an unforgettable experience.

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Exhibition Program

The program includes seven diverse and cutting-edge photo exhibitions held in Karlovac, although part of the program have also been traveling photo exhibitions which every year visit several cities across the region. The photos displayed are not only by successful photographers, but also by young aspiring authors.

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Fun

The opening ceremony and the closing ceremony, but also all other follow-up activities will further enrich the content of Youth Photo Week as the program attracts many guests that will entertain the participants and visitors with their performances.

Impacts of participants

Partners and sponsors

Organizers

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2016 PARTNERS

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2016 SPONSORS

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UNDER THE AUSPICES OF PRESIDENT OF CROATIA KOLINDA GRABAR-KITAROVIĆ

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GENERAL SPONSOR

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MEDIA PARTNER

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