Photofestival Knokke-Heist 2016
Every two years the Photo Festival features a large outdoor exhibition in the public space of the coastal town of Knokke-Heist. It comprises a 10-week photographic exhibition (20th March- 8th May 2016) featuring major international photographers.
During the festival, Knokke-Heist becomes a temporary hub for professionals from the world of photography and for the many art lovers who visit the Belgian coast. An exciting program including symposia, lectures, exhibitions and events transforms the place into a global platform for innovation, discussion and animated contacts in the field of visual culture.
The festival focuses in the first place on photographs that are created in accordance with the creative vision of the photographer as an artist. Nevertheless commercial or documentary photography can be presented if they are proof of exciting artistic values. For each edition the festival team puts forward a theme that is further developed with the participating artists and that relates to the broader context of Knokke-Heist.
The festival of photography is annualy attended by 40.000 visitors.