The Seoul Metropolitan Government will hold the Seoul Photo Festival 2011 in around 30 locations, including the Seoul Museum of Art, private art museums, galleries and other sites from November 2 to 30.
The City Government has designated November as the “Month of Photos” henceforth, and has developed the Seoul Photo Festival, which was held at the Seoul Museum of Art for the first time last year, into a city-wide festival in association with private art museums and galleries across the City.
Notably, this year’s Photo Festival will feature work by world-renowned photo artists, and offer existing Korean photographers a chance to advance into the world, while giving ordinary citizens with aspirations of being professional photographers an opportunity to develop into emerging photo artists.
At the Seoul Photo Festival 2011, 134 photographers from Korea and elsewhere and over 420 citizen photographers are directly participating as exhibitors, while self-organized photo exhibitions open to all citizens will also take place.
The festival will comprise six events including a main exhibition of photographic works by 22 leading photo artists from Korea and overseas; a portfolio contest designed to discover emerging photographers; a “Photo Review” with world-renowned photo critics, and a photo wall called “Good Morning Seoul!” which will be created with Seoul citizens; a Smartphone Photo Exhibition open to anyone; stories of photos as told by professionals; and “Sharing through photos,” in which works by Korea’s twenty leading photographers will be auctioned off and the proceeds donated.
All the programs of the Seoul Photo Festival 2011 are open to public participation free of charge. The Seoul Museum of Art’s headquarters is open from 10 am to 8 pm, and its Gyeonghuigung branch is open from 10 am to 6 pm every day. Both are closed on Mondays. For further information on the Seoul Photo Festival 2011, please visit the festival’s website (www.seoulphotofestival.com), or dial 120 Dasan Call Center or the festival’s secretariat at +82-2-733-8500.