Festival Fotopub 2007 is allready skyrocketing!
From left Marijan Dović, Jurij Kocuvan, Tito, Borut Peterlin, Tomaž Grdin at Magdalena festival in Maribor, year 1999, where Park magazine was nominated for an award.
Great news! Ministry of Culture gave a grant Lokalpatriot as an organizer of Fotopub and Jazzinty festivals a financial support of 13,5 million SIT (56.250 EUR) which will be donated in the period over next three years for both festivals! Rock and Roll! After seven years of spilling our guts for a vision of culture on the highest level in our small town of Novo mesto, we have finnaly received a support from Ministry of Culture! I mean we’ve received it also years before, but just as donation for single event. Now we have been recognized as a serious partner adn we can plan in advance.
Immediatly after our lunch I’ve wrote down skeleton of a program Fotopub 2007! Marko Zajc gave good summ up what needs to be done in following years and the most important goal for Fotopub is to get a recognition as a regional festival from former YU and other neighboring countries.
Giant leap on our programme is that we’ll do a masterclass, but it will be a closed circle. We’l invite only ten skilled documentary photographers and photojournalists to come and work with us and prepare an exhibition. I have in mind five people from former Yugoslavia republics and a person from Kosovo plus we’ll invite also four people from Slovenia. Mentor for masterclass will be former Magnum photographer and tutor at London College of Communication Paul Lowe. For people invited to the masterclass it will be free of charge with only obligation to create a body of work on a joint theme “My globalised backyard”, of which we’ll produce an exhibit and that copy of a print will be owned by Fotopub. If you’re interested to enter Fotopub 2007 masterclass, leave a comment or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll notify you what you need to do. It will also have basic and advanced level with usual workshop terms like participation fee and so on.