The opening of the largest photography festival in Ukraine «Lviv Photo Festival» was held in the Scientific and Technical Library

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On August 15, a solemn opening of the Lviv Photo Festival took place in the reading hall of the Scientific and Technical Library, Lviv Polytechnic. This is the fourth such a festival organized by the Ukrainian Photographic Society (UPHOTO) in cooperation with the Lviv Photo Museum and the Scientific and Technical Library, Lviv Polytechnic National University. This year, the festival events will go beyond the city and the region and will cover several regions: Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ternopil and Sumy. Over the course of six days, guests of the Photo Festival can attend lectures and presentations by famous photo artists, tours of the Lviv Photo Museum, an exhibition and sale of hanging photographs by willing photographers in order to transfer all the collected funds to the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

«The 4th Lviv Photo Festivall, unfortunately, takes place in the wartime. I hope that next year we will be able to celebrate the opening of the festival under a peaceful sky. I want to believe that we are becoming better for our guests and connoisseurs who attend each event. On August 19, photography events will be held in many cities of Ukraine. After all, the whole civilized world celebrates World Photography Day. We have come a long way. This year, the Lviv Photo Museum found its home in the Lviv Polytechnic Scientific and Technical Library. Therefore, we hope for further fruitful cooperation», said Roman Metelskyi, the organizer of the photographic event.

The first day of the festival began with the presentation «Oleksandr Pezhanskyi and UPHOTO» by Sofiia Lehin, the scientific secretary of the Mykhailo Hrushevskyi State Memorial Museum in Lviv.

«I am very pleased to see such a large number of people who came to listen to the presentation about the little-known Ukrainian architect and photo artist Oleksandr Pezhanskyi. He loved to travel and capture his travels with a camera. Pezhanskyi became more seriously interested in photography during his studies at Lviv Polytechnic. His daughter once told that he had a «photographic eye» and always went for walks with two cameras», said Sofiia Lehin.

The largest photography festival of Ukraine «Lviv Photo Festival» will take place on from August 15 to 20. A photo exhibition and sale will be organized as part of the event. So, every photo artist can join the charity and participate in the «Hanging Photo Illustrations for the Armed Forces of Ukraine».

Photo report from the Opening of the festival – on the Facebook page of the Scientific and Technical Library.