The International Festival ofAnalog Photography Lovers – called the Vintage Photo Festival – is a cyclical projectborn in 2015 out of the passion for traditional photography and a deepconviction that the old photographic techniques are experiencing a renaissancetoday.
Despite the great revolution and evolution in the fieldof digital photography, we can witness the return or rebirth of traditionalphotography. Film cameras are back in favor, which is confirmed by theobservations of photographic film producers such as Kodak, which in recentyears has restored the production of several types of negative films previouslywithdrawn from the market.
More and more young artists make the so-called analogphotography their medium of expression.
The idea of the festival is based on rich photographictraditions of the city of Bydgoszcz, Poland, where until the 1990s the secondlargest factory in the country producing photographic materials FOTON operated.On the basis of this cultural heritage, we have created a precursor festivaldedicated to traditional photography, whose strong point is a moderneducational platform. The festival's goal is to promote traditional photographyand present current trends in this field.
The Vintage Photo Festival is the only such opportunityin Poland, and the first in the world to give access to so many exhibitions,author meetings and photographic workshops devoted to old photographictechniques in one place and time. So far the festival's guests have been EvaRubinstein, Tadeusz Rolke, Laurent Benaïm, Amy Friend, Rie Yamada, Eric Schütt,Teresa Gierzyńska, Wojciech Prażmowski, Marja Pirilä. In addition, we presentedthe work of Masha Iwaszincowa, Tomasz Gudzowaty, Bogdan Konopka, Tonje BøeBirkeland and many others.