BredaPhoto Festival

8 September I 23 October 2022

BredaPhoto Festival 2020 —
Ron Magielse Mary Sibande, Todd R. Darling and Simon Roberts 2020
BredaPhoto exhibits visual stories that inspire, move, confront, raise new questions, and demonstrate that photography is the artistic medium at the heart of society. It is a photo exhibition where you get the chance to view the work of national and international top photographers at unique indoor and outdoor locations in Breda. For seven weeks, the city is a life-size canvas that gives the photos an extra dimension.

Current, stimulating and original

During each edition, thousands of people enjoy the absolute peak of contemporary photography based on an internationally relevant social theme. BredaPhoto is therefore always current, stimulating and original. Not only in terms of content, but also because of the unique presentation of the works.

2022: the tenth edition

BredaPhoto is the largest photo exhibition in the Benelux and takes place every two years in the autumn. In 2022, the tenth edition of BredaPhoto will take place from September 8 to October 23.

Children & young people

Through an extensive educational program for primary and secondary education, we make children and young people enthusiastic about current photography. Just as important: making a solid contribution to the growth of visual literacy among the youth.

Our visitors

If you love photography, you of course come to BredaPhoto. The exhibition is not only a source of inspiration for professionals (photographers, artists, curators, students) but also for anyone who is interested in photography. The experienced eyes are guaranteed to enjoy the high quality of the works, but there is room for wonder, fantasy, and imagination at every level. Moreover, with its royal past and innovative, creative heart, Breda is a great city to explore!

BredaPhoto 2022: Theatre of Dreams

The tenth edition of the BredaPhoto festival, the largest photography exhibition in the Benelux, will take place in Breda from September 8th to October 23rd 2022.The theme for this editionTheatre of Dreams distils hope, imagines change and presents propositions for a new way of looking at the world. Work by 50 international photographers, both emerging and established, as well as young talents from European be seen for seven weeks at special indoor and outdoor locations across the city of Breda. The festival presents a wide range of works including performance, installation and archival works ranging from documentary to interdisciplinary practice.

International team

A new international team of curators comprising of Denise Camargo from Brazil, Mohamed Somji from Tanzania and based in the Emirates and Tanvi Mishra from India join curator Reinout van den Bergh and director of BredaPhoto Fleur van Muiswinkel from the Netherlands. They bring lens-based works from across the world, offering the public a chance to discover artists that have previously not shown in the Benelux, alongside contemporary European voices.

Newsha Tavakolian guest curator Grote Kerk Breda

In the Grote Kerk (Great Church) located in the centre of Breda, guest curator and Magnum photographer Newsha Tavakolian creates a personal exhibition titled Space to Breathe, in which she combines her own work with works by various artists from all over the world who have inspired or touched her.

BredaPhoto Festival – Looking back on previous editions

In 2003, a club of fanatic photo enthusiasts organized BredaPhoto for the first time. The exhibition has since grown into the largest photo exhibition in the Benelux and one of the leading photo exhibitions in Europe. In numbers: the international exhibition has dozens of exhibitions by about 60 photographers and 80,000 visitors.

Work of renowned photographers
Past editions have featured the work of photographers such as Raquel van Haver, Todd R. Darling, Xu Xiaoxiao, Tanya Habjouqa, Martin Parr, Carl De Keyzer, Pieter Hugo, Bloomberg and Chanarin, Todd Hido, Yamamoto Masao and Stephen Gill.

Get an impression of BredaPhoto and watch the videos of the previous editions.

Aftermovie BredaPhoto 2020
Aftermovie BredaPhoto 2018
Aftermovie BredaPhoto 2016
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