AKTUÁLNÍ OTEVÍRACÍ DOBA
Events and Exhibitions 
20.7. – 30.12. 2019
1.9. – 30.12. 2019

Map loop in Vysočina

Map loop in Vysočina

Map loops are a correspondence form of photo competitions consisting in a group of photo clubs or associations sending each other their photo collections, so called maps, during the competition year. During the year these collections pass around the participating clubs for evaluation. Once the competition is finished, the organizer processes all evaluations and announces the results at a joint meeting of all photo clubs. An exhibition of the best photos of the year takes place on this occasion too.

The best photos will be displayed in the Museum of Photography and Modern Visual Media in Jindřichův Hradec. It is evident that in this time of digital technology and data this form of a photo competition is a kind of anachronism, but it seems that the associated photo clubs do not mind, if participating in this competition. All of us like to compete, taking pleasure in the photographic creation. In this way we have a unique year-round opportunity to enjoy paper photos we can take in our hands, move to a place with the best light and either compliment them or criticize them in a tolerant way.

We believe that the final evaluation of this year’s competition will be an important cultural event in Jindřichův Hradec. We would like to express our thanks particularly to the Museum of Photography and Modern Visual Media in Jindřichův Hradec, the city of Jindřichův Hradec and the Endowment Fund of the Development of Jindřichův Hradec, and last but not least, to private sponsors for the possibility to organize this competition.