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FEP International Photo Days at Gmunden, Austria

Gmunden, Austria

From 13:00 to 13:30, 15 April

About this event


Designed and built by FEP in cooperation with the organization of the Gmunden Photodays, the event will host a program of conferences by renowned European professionals, all creative pathways through which to attest the strength and the impact of the today’s Masters photographers in Europe. The program will offer the opportunity to meet some of the best talented, provocative, inspiring, and full of enthusiasm, European photographers and see why professional photography does have a future and how it is evolving. The FEP International Photo Days will also be the chance to meet professional colleagues coming from all Europe, spending 2 or 3 days in one of the most beautiful and intriguing location in Austria... and appreciating its intimate picturesque ambience, its colors and flavors between new and old friends. We are waiting for you in Gmunden!

More about the event
After Valencia 2009 and Lyon 2011, the FEP International Photo Days go to Gmunden, Austria.
It will be a great opportunity for professionals, young talents and students who want to grasp the changes of the photographic industry in Europe, and to know the actual standards and trends in social and commercial photography. The program put the lights on what’s is the top standard in Europe: the authors who will take the stage will be all "certified" by the highest European recognitions.
Jerónimo H. Coelho, MQEP, Portugal
He will offer us a particular point of view on the photography of architecture, as much as wedding, portrait, fine art.. His passion for the image is so intense and the professional standard of all the specialization is so high that you will be simply captured.
Günther Egger, MQEP, Austria
He has worked as a professional photographer since 1995, focusing on the areas of fashion/beauty, products and fine art. The highest European quality is the icing on the cake!
Filip Santens, MQEP, Belgium
Another eclectic talent based in Belgium: his images range from the social photography to illustration, fine art, landscape, reportage.. Today at the highlight of his professional career
Martin Vrabko, MQEP, Slovakia
Maybe at the moment the best Slovak photographer. Touching and inspiring, both his portraits and commercial fashion works show how to add vital energy to all its creations. And how to turn a passion into a great professional opportunity.
Bella West, QEP Portrait, UK
Specialized in wedding and portrait, and established photography teacher, she will show a special collection of images to be displayed as art pieces from both commissioned works and her personal work over the years.
All the speakers will be presented on stage by the well known Austrian radio journalist Jutta Mocuba.

PROGRAM of the FEP International Photo Days

Sunday April, 14th
At the Stadttheater
13.00-14.00 Welcome cocktail with drinks and snacks
14.00-14.30 Official opening, introduction by the organization, the town of Gmunden, the FEP President
14.30 – 15.30 Günther Egger, Austria
15.30 – 16.00 Break
16.00 – 17.00 Martin Vrabko, Slovakia
17.00 – 17.20 Break
17.20 – 18.15 Handling out of the CEREMONY of the FEP AWARDS 2012
18.15 – 18.30 Group photo (first try, depending on weather conditions)
18.30 Begin of the Sunday Evening social program (*)

Monday April, 15th
At the Stadttheater
9.00-10.00 Bella West, UK
10.00-10.30 Break
10.30-11.30 Filip Santens, Belgium
11.30-12.00 Break
12.00-13.00 Jerónimo Heitor Coelho, Portugal
At the SCHWAN HOTEL: 13.00-13.30 Light lunch and Group photo (second try depending on weather conditions)


(*) Sunday evening social program
It will include a boat tour (with a very old, traditional ship) around the Lake, with an aperitif, approx. 1 hour, then straight to the famous "Hoisn" restaurant where we will have a traditional dinner, with live music.

Simultaneous translation will be provided IN and FROM English and German.

They will be provided by the organization and the Sunday night accommodation is included in the package for the delegates. If you like to extend your stay, further offers for accommodation available on request, by writing to office@gmundnerfototage.at (extra night from 49 up to 99 euro)

Sunday: Welcome drink and light lunch, Social evening dinner with live music.
Monday morning: breakfast and light lunch are comprised in the international delegates package. (see above)

Shuttle service
At your arrival at the airport, if you are more than 3 or 4, the local organization will be happy to organize shuttles bus/taxi to bring youfrom the airport (Salzburg or Vienna) to Gmunden. The shuttle will be free of charge from Salzburg, and with a charge from Vienna. There will be also a free shuttle service from the hotels to the Stadttheater every day.

Early Birds: 199 EURO + vat for FEP MEMBERS (until March 20th) – 239 EURO + vat for FEP MEMBERS (after March 20th)
Early Birds: 229 EURO + vat for NON FEP MEMBERS (until March 20th) – 269 EURO + vat for NON FEP MEMBERS (after March 20th)
SPECIAL STUDENTS PRICE 149,00 EURO + vat (until April 12th) (Providing that you are a student of a photographic school or institute)

- 1 night accommodation in a 3* hotel (double room), including breakfast, (night of Sunday April 14th)
- Free parking at the hotel
- Admission to the speakers program at the Stadttheater (for delegates) / 2 sightseeing tours (for accompanying persons)
- Free admission to the Gmundner PhotoFair at Villa Toscana
- Simultaneous translations in German and in English
- Welcome drink on Sunday
- Sunday evening FEP Awards Ceremony
- Tour around the Lake in a very old ship with an aperitif + traditional dinner with live music in a typical Restaurant on Sunday
- Light lunch on Monday
- Group photo

If you want to attend the Congress and you have an accompanist partner, he/she may: 1) register at the congress as well; 2) register for the alternative social and touristic program (check the entry form or visit our site for details) ; 3) to do not register and pay only for the accommodation in the hotel (sharing a double room with you) with an additional cost of 50 € per night. Obviously, partners are allowed to attend the award ceremony for free, but the social program is not included.

For logistic information please contact directly the Austrian organization at office@gmundnerfototage.at and download the following information about: "the best way to get to Gmunden".

AUSTRIAN NATIONAL EVENT Gmunden Photo Days (starting 12th to 14th April 2013)

All Delegates coming earlier to Gmunden, will have free entrance at the Gmunden Fair at Villa Toscana, at the opening Ceremony on Friday evening in the Stadttheater and at the Austrian Award Ceremony “Traumseher” on Saturday evening also in the Stadttheater.


Fill the registration form and send it to office@gmundnerfototage.at . After sending the registration form you will be contacted by the austrian association and you will get a bill with the payment possibilities.

More information at : www.gmundnerfototage.at  OR DOWNOLOAD:

- Scheme of the program

- More about Gmunden

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