2010 Anna Lundgren and Idit Margulis had the idea of creating spaces for exhibitions and a platform for local Uppsala photographers to meet with nationally acclaimed and internationally well-known photographers. The first Uppsala Fotofestival took place already in September 2011 after 12 months of hectic planning, a steep learning curve and with the help of some incredible friends. The support we received from Uppsala Photographic Association (Uppsala Fotografiska Sällskap) and Studiefrämjandet gave us some pondus in the Uppsala cultural life arena which was bubbling in the beginning of the previous decade. Since then, Uppsala Fotofestival has been regularly supported by Uppsala Kommun, and we are proud members of the exclusive club of World Class Uppsala.
The festival is curated, organised, and produced by the festival directors. A core group of festival workers conceive, develop, and realise activities, partnerships, facilities, marketing, web, and other areas that are needed for the festival to come to life. Every hand counts! Volunteer