Professor Karen Knorr at Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo

From 1 June to 30 September 2019, the Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo brings the world’s best photographers to Baden bei Wien on the theme Hymn to the Earth. Starting at the visitor centre on Brusattiplatz, the Festival winds through the old town of Baden and through Doblhoffpark, Gutenbrunner Park and Kurpark – in two routes of 7 kilometres in total.

In France, each summer, 400 000 people enjoy the largest and most exciting photo festival in Europe. No, not in Paris, but far from any metropolis, in the Breton village of La Gacilly. The outstanding quality of the Festival is what attracts visitors to the remote location. Festival Photo La Gacilly  has now struck off and found a new, second, home in Baden bei Wien. From 1 June to 30 September, the Festival presents nearly 2 000 photographs, some of them on panels up to 280 sqm in size, on a route of 7 kilometres through the parks, lanes and squares of the town, grouped in pictorial narratives created by 38 of the world’s best photographers. In Baden as in La Gacilly entry is free.

Karen Knorr will be exhibiting a number of works as large outdoor screens from two bodies of work: India Song and Fables. She will be present at the festival between 14–18 June.