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The Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie directly succeeds the Fotofestival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg. The tradition of the biennale for photography began with the Fototage Herten, which moved from the Ruhr to the Rhine-Neckar region in 2005. These “photo days” were the precursor to the international photography biennale that was established when the event was reorganized: it now takes place in the three cities every two years. Due to a one-time shift in duration from autumn to spring, the edition following the 2017 Biennale took place in 2020.

The black-and-white graphic shows in which years the Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie has taken place between 2005 and 2020.

Insight into past editions

2020
2. Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie
The Lives and Loves of Images curated by David Campany

2017
1. Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie
Farewell Photography curated by Florian Ebner, Christin Müller, Boaz Levin, Fabian Knierim, Kerstin Meincke, Kathrin Schönegg

2015
6. Fotofestival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg
[7] Places [7] Precarious Fields curated by Urs Stahel

2013
5. Fotofestival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg
Granzgänge. Magnum. Trans-Territories curated by Andréa Holzherr

2011
4. Fotofestival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg
The Eye is a lonley Hunter curated by Katerina Gregos and Solvej Helweg Ovesen

2009
3. Fotofestival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg
Images Recalled curated by Esther Ruelfs and Tobias Berger

2007
2. Fotofestival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg
Reality Crossings curated by Christoph Tannert

2005
7. Internationale Fototage Mannheim/Ludwigshafen
Die Kunst Deutscher zu sein