Fotofestiwal was born in 2001 as one of the first photography events in Poland. Since then, both photography and the ways of organising cultural events have changed. Fotofestiwal has always been up to date with these changes. It is intended as a space for various forms of photography and a forum for discussion on art and society, but also as a search for alternative methods of talking about photography and presenting it.
The festival is held annually in May. Since the very beginning, it has been meant as a place for meetings and exchanging ideas. The festival was launched as an initiative of students and teachers of sociology and this has always influenced its character. Among the different forms and types of photography the humanist and social aspects of the exhibited works have always played an important role.