Proud to be part of PHEN

What is Photo Europe Network ?

Proud to be part of PHEN

Photo Europe Network (PHEN) is an initiative launched in May 2015 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, by the Photo Romania Festival and Nordic Light Festival, when 20 photo organizers and other stakeholders met for the first time. The initial meeting was followed by additional gatherings in December 2015 and May 2016, while the total number of photo festival involved in this process increased.

PHEN aims to address primarily the following target groups: European photo festival organizers - other photo related organisations from Europe - stakeholders of photo festivals and other photo events from the private and public sectors, either business- or non-business oriented.

PHEN aims to produce the following added value for its target groups and partners: enhancing the exchange of information between photo event promoters and other stakeholders of these events - creating a joint resource and datacentre for these events spread all over Europe - contributing to the improvement of the quality and professional output of European photo festivals and other events – improving the management and communication capabilities of its members – promoting the photo event industry towards the public and stakeholders – contributing to real-time problem solving for event promoters and partners.

PHEN aims to deliver value towards its target groups through the following main channels: network level general and thematic meetings - electronic exchange and access for information through newsletters and storage – the PHEN Cooperation Platform - direct contacts and relations with stakeholders PHEN does not aim to work only on its own, considering a wide range of cooperation with key partners, such as: photo festival organisers (they are target groups, but vital partners also, having a dual role in the existence and development of PHEN), and also individuals and experts, photographers with active presence in the European photo industry.

PHEN identifies its role of generating added value for its target groups and stakeholders through the following activities: network level and thematic meetings - technical and professional advice - project management and connected grant management - secretariat work including exchange actions among members - network level PR and communication including the PHEN Platform - partnership projects aiming to enhance generating the envisioned added value.

PHEN is currently an informal cooperation platform open to any other interested party (photo festival) willing to be part of its future initiatives. The following photo festivals adhere to this initiative with a commitment of consolidating this European level endeavour:

  1. Nordic Light – Norway
  2. Photo Metria – Greece
  3. Riga Photo Biennal - Latvia
  4. Landskrona Photo festival – Sweden
  5. Manifesto – France
  6. Backlight Photo Festival - Finland
  7. Newcastle Photo Festival - UK
  8. Guernsey Photo Festival, France
  9. Pa-ta-ta Granada – Spain
  10. Photon Valencia, Spain
  11. OFF Festival, Slovakia
  12. Ethical Photography Festival – Lido, Italy
  13. Brasov Photo Festival, Romania
  14. Salonul fotografului roman, Romania
  15. Bucharest Photo Week, Romania
  16. Photo Espana, Spain
  17. Analog Mania, Timisoara, Romania
  18. FotoFo, Bratislava, Slovakia
  19. Tirana Photo Festival, Albania
  20. Budapest Photo Festival, Hungary
  21. Organ Vida, Croatia
  22. Photo Romania Festival