Photography exhibition. 8-15 October 2019, National History Museum, Tirana. A piece of Albania… natural and cultural heritage
Tirana Photo Festival is an important event of photography in Tirana, engaging a huge albanian community and tourists during the whole year. The premium event held from 1-9 November 2018 at National History Museum attracted hundreds of passionate young photographers.
This is the 2nd edition of the festival. During the summer from 1 May to 1 September 2019 photographers were invited to send their photos for the festival. More than 1000 photos were accepted, and only 100 of them were chosen for this exhibition. The photo contest is open for all the ages, starting from 15 years old. It is not limited only to photos made by professional camera, but also by mobile devices. People feel so free to participate, no limits, no boundaries. The best wins, no matter if he is professional or amateur. This is the amazing part of this event, everyone has a chance to be the winner.
The theme for this year was: “Natural and Cultural Heritage of Albania, including nature, people, places”.
The Festival is organized by DMO ALBANIA, (Destination Management Organization), who also manage the biggest tourism portal for the capital, Visit Tirana. People living and travelling in Tirana love photography and they to publish them. Through Visit Tirana since 2016, DMO organize social media competitions every season, with the hashtag #TiranaSpring; #TiranaSummer. #TiranaAutumn and #TiranaWinter. 11 social media seasonal photo competition are organized since now and #TiranaAutumn2019 is currently open. During the festival, some workshops and photo walks were held with some of the best photographers in Tirana engaging even high schools and photography clubs in Universities to be part of the event.
The sponsors of this Festival were: Tirana Municipality, The Ministry of Culture, National History Museum and Fuji Film Albania. The jury of the Festival was composed by: Roland Tasho, Leon Cika, Gent Shkullaku. The photographer of the event was Olsi Beci. The curator was Elton Koritari.
EJAlbum and AVizion curated the photography and communication prints and the exhibition.