Evening photo showings at Odesa Photo Days 2019

Evening photo screenings are an opportunity to travel around the world, to see different stories, to peek at life in far away cities and countries. Every evening it’s possible to see photography from different parts of the world on Odesa Photo Days: this year we will show you how and about what they are shooting in Greece, Egypt and Slovenia; photo selections from magazines PHROOM, RUM Magazine and LensCulture; special screenings from HeadOn Photo Awards (Australia) and Circulations (France). And also already traditional showing of the series of finalists of the contest for teens Future Photo Days.

The evenings promise to be rich, the entrance on showings is free, but the number of seats in the hall is limited.


Schedule of showings


April 18th, 19:00

Odessa Regional Puppet Theater

15, Pastera str.

“Cairo” – a modern photography of Egypt. Curator – Ksenia Nikolskaya.

“If Slovenia were” – Modern photography of Slovenia

The duration of the screening is 45 minutes.


April 19th, 19:00


27, Derybasivska str.

So Sweet Ukraine – modern Ukrainian photography.

Curated photo selection from the PHROOM magazine.

The duration of the screening is 40 minutes. There will be no chairs, take ground pads with you. There will be a party after screening.


April 20th, 19:00

TEO: theater space located

18, Viis’kovyi uzviz

Finalists of contest for teens Future Photo Days 2019.

Modern photograph of Greece from the Photometria Festival.

International online platform for LensCulture photographers’ selection.

The duration of the screening is 55 minutes.


April 21th, 19:00

Urban Music Hall

33, Rishelievska str.

Special screenings from HeadOn Photo Awards (Australia) and Circulations (France) photo festivals.

RUM Magazine’s selection

The duration of the screening is 40 minutes.





The history of photography and the history of Egypt are closely entwined. The development of photography as a medium would not have been possible without archaeology and mass tourism, two fields in which Egypt was a pioneer. Unfortunately, foreign photographers dominated the local photography scene for many years as a result of colonial museology and tax policy.

Only in the 1920s, with the burgeoning nationalist movement, did photography become more Egyptian due to the rise of Illustrated magazines, identification photographs, and commissioned portraits. II WW was a blossoming period for studio photography. Documentary and journalism was never developed here due to the political situation.

The events of 2011–13, also known as Arab Spring, further fueled photography in Egypt (as the old adage goes: “What is bad for people is good for photography: communism, war, smoking…”). Social engagement and the desire to act as witnesses of their time gave rise to a new generation of Egyptian photographers, who were supported by multiple photo initiatives.

Cairo is a selection of young Cairo based photographers from Egypt (Beya Khalifa, Sabry Khaled, Roger Anis, Bassam Ihab) and Sudan (Salih Basheer). Beya Khalifa in her works reflects Orientalist clichés, Sabry Khaled talks about his beloved Downtown Cairo, Roger Anis explores public beaches of Mediterranean coast, Bassam Ihab is searching for Egyptian identity and Salih Basheer unveiled the harsh true about religious school in Sudan.

Curated by Ksenia Nikolskaya


The Circulation(s) festival is dedicated to the European photographic diversity and aims at discovering new talents. Since it has been created in 2011, Circulation(s) has exposed more than 382 artists, and gathered about 266 000 visitors. Both a springboard for young photographers and a laboratory of contemporary creativity, the festival occupies a specific place in the French and international photography, and attracts a constantly growing audience. It is now one of the inevitable photo events in Paris!


HeadOn Photo Awards (Australia)

The Head On Foundation believes that all photo-artists need a fair chance to show their work. This is why work submitted to the festival is judged without the artists’ names or pedigrees so the proposals stand on their merit. Head On has earned a reputation of operating with integrity and providing all photo-artists invaluable opportunities to exhibit in Sydney and internationally.

Head On Foundation (est. 2008) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the work of photographers at all stages of career, encouraging excellence and innovation, making photography accessible to all and raising awareness of important issues through photography. The main activities of the Foundation are Head On Photo Festival and Head On Awards (Portrait, Landscape, Mobile and Student photographic prizes) and collaborative projects.



For almost 10 years, LensCulture has become one of the most authoritative resources for contemporary photography. LensCulture International Exposure Awards, now in their fifth year, are granted yearly to discover, reward, and promote talented, new, emerging and established photographers and multimedia creators from around the world.



PHROOM is an international research platform for contemporary photography and video art. Through our visual research we select and present the best projects from all over the world.

We are researchers and PHROOM is our visual archive, the best source for visual thinking. We work to create an artistic place and a collection as a representation of the contemporary world. Media partners of the Odesa Photo Days Festival.


If Slovenia Were

Jošt Dolinšek, Jošt Franko, Katja Goljat, Ciril Jazbec, Irena Jurca, Jurij Korenjak, Primož Korošec, Tereza Kozinc, Meta Krese, Robert Marin, Dejan Mijović, Matej Povše, Boštjan Pucelj, Matjaž Rušt, Klemen Skubic, Nina Sotelšek, Ana Zibelnik, Manja Zore

The project If Slovenia Were represents a photographic vision of the country and society through the eyes of 18 contemporary Slovenian photographers. It was launched by the award-winning French photographer of Slovenian origin, Klavdij Sluban, who selected the participating photographers in an open call. All of the series were developed between 2015 and 2018, visually interpreting subjects ranging from globalized suburbia, to expatriates who had emigrated to more developed countries, to personal representations of family life, and introspective series, dealing with artists’ private experiences in their immediate surroundings. All of the series were developed specifically for this project, or they include vintage material as part of the wider concept of the overall theme. Through distinct individual expressions, the artists articulate their own vision and interpretation of the country they live in.


Photometria International Photography Festival is organized by “Entefxis.” Non-profit organization. Organized for the 11th year in the city of Ioannina is the first interactive Photography Festival in which everyone who loves the art of photography can participate and vote. Our vision is for Photometria International Photography Festival to become a showcase of contemporary photography, to support local and foreign photographers, of education and cultivation of partnerships with cultural organizations and festivals in Greece and abroad.