Partners

Open Eye Gallery

Open Eye Gallery is an independent, not-for-profit photography gallery based in Liverpool. One of the UK’s leading photography spaces, it is the only gallery dedicated to photography and related media in the North West of England. A registered charity, Open Eye Gallery believes photography is for everyone and can be meaningful, informing our present and inspiring positive futures. Open Eye Gallery works with people to explore photography’s unique ability to connect, to tell stories, to inquire, to reflect on humanity’s past and present, and to celebrate its diversity and creativity.

Every month - for as long as it takes - everyone reading this could agree to champion Ukrainian Creatives.

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the many within the visual arts sector across Europe have developed insightful exhibitions or featured work in support of the Ukrainian people. The rush to 'do something' came from both outrage and empathy. It reflected the zeitgeist. Recently, the press has been talking about 'War Fatigue' in the west, calling it Putin's most effective weapon.

Now, more than ever, we need to show solidarity.

Open Eye Gallery is thankful to everyone behind Ukrainian Photographies for developing the ideal route by which we can counter fatigue by doing what we can do best - championing Ukrainian creatives.

moodley

moodley is an independent design and strategy company. Accelerating growth and transforming business from strategy to reality.

With more soul, more glow and more impact.

Redeye

Redeye, the Photography Network, is a not-for-profit Community Benefit Society set up to support photographers at every level, and build networks across photography. It is based in Manchester, UK, and has members, subscribers and users across the UK and globally. It aims to form a clear picture of the ways photographers and photographic artists are working now, and give them access to events, opportunities, advice and information that are relevant to their work and difficult to find elsewhere. Alongside this it works to bring photographic and other organisations together, to encourage ethical and best practice, and to build a voice for photography.

89books

89books is an independent publishing house based in Palermo, Sicily. Established in 2018 by photographer Mauro D’Agati and curator Kateryna Filyuk, it specializes in photo-books and artist books. 89books is committed to the discovery and experimental publication of limited edition photo-books of different forms and contents. Some of the books will be presented in the first edition of 89 copies, except for artist books that could be produced as a collector’s piece or publications printed in offset. By combining the expertise of the team and its network of collaborators, which feature local printers, binders, and artisans, 89books aims to assist and promote the production of artists who use photography as their main medium and strive to compile a unique publication. 89books draws its inspiration from travels, accidental encounters, and thought-provoking dialogs with peers and is largely driven by contingency, curiosity, and passion.

FOTOHOF

Since its foundation in 1981, FOTOHOF in Salzburg has been an important center with widespread activities. A group of photographers and enthusiasts gathered and worked together to create a space for presenting and discussing art photography; this ambitious concept succeded by founding an “association to support author photographers” (Verein zur Förderung der Autorenfotografie) and because the first Gallery space was in a courtyard, the more descriptive name FOTO-HOF was created; since then, for 26 years, this “collective” structure has been the same and Fotohof has been working in the field of national and international art photography.

BOOKSHA

BOOKSHA publishing house was established in 2017 in Kyiv. The team is engaged in research and presentation of the phenomena affecting the Ukrainian and global culture. BOOKSHA Publishing House pays attention not only to the contents of publications but also to new communication forms of book design. As a publishing house, they are interested in education projects as well as popular and scientific literature about various art and sociocultural phenomena.

CENTRALA

CENTRALA is a Artist-run space focused on photography. It combines a gallery, a studio, a reading room and a meeting place for visual artists. The exhibition program presents artists interested in the subject of manufactured landscape, geopolitical and sociological themes. The aesthetics of the new topography and the new document are close to us, although we are open to other topics and forms of expression. We appreciate artists who put forward bold theses and ask difficult questions. We present the works of both recognized artists and beginners. The program is implemented in cooperation with FOTSPOT and representatives of artistic universities, creative environments in Poland and other countries.

Commercial Type

Based in New York and London, Commercial Type is a joint venture between Paul Barnes and Christian Schwartz, who have collaborated since 2004 on various typeface projects, most notably the award winning Guardian Egyptian. The company publishes retail fonts developed by Barnes and Schwartz, their staff, and outside collaborators, and also represents the two and their team when they work together on type design projects.

205tf

TF, 2 letters that signify at the same time Type Foundry and Typographie Française (French Typography). 205TF is a type foundry that brings together the work of independent typeface designers, some of them well known, others closer to the beginning of their career, all highly talented. Each of them developing characters where a certain French spirit can be felt. 205TF is a foundry on a human scale, and beyond the distribution of their work, it supports typeface designers by making their creations available to a wider audience, allowing for greater recognition of their work. 205TF makes a choice of quality: a small number of creators, a precise selection of characters. The number is of little importance, the quality however is essential.