, the now internationally established forum for contemporary photography began eight years ago as an exhibition project organised by committed photographers. As the largest festival in the German southwest of national and international renown it provides a survey of the current international photo scene as well as of regional tendencies. The festival's award show encompasses a broad spectrum of works, ranging from artistic to documentary photography. From over 500 submissions for the international competition the jury chose the works of 31 photographers, including the three prize winners of the Süd-westbank Fotosommer awards. The exhibition series Fokus 0711
will display, under this year's motto "Cult", 24 different artistic positions that highlight the high quality and variety of photographic art in and around Stuttgart. Text in English & German. Contents
Award Show; Matthias Bullinger: A Sense of Reality; Works by the participating artists and award winners; Fokus 0711-Kult; Wiebke Ratzeburg, Winfried Sturzl: The Cultic Power of Photographic Images; Fokus Cardiff; David Drake; Here We Are- Dyma Ni; Gallery Shows; Bettina Michel: Go See Again; Participating Galleries and Institutions.