Friends & events

documentEAST is always excited to learn about interesting blogs, organizations, or projects with a similar focus to ours. Below you can find a list of platforms we follow and recommend. Also watch out for a number of photo-events we like.


Calvert Journal
The Calvert Journal is a guide to the contemporary culture of the new east: the post-Soviet world, the Balkans and the former socialist states of central and eastern Europe.

Contemporary Lynx
Contemporary Lynx is an arts organisation and magazine launched in January 2013 by art historians Dobromiła Błaszczyk and Sylwia Krasoń. Contemporary Lynx was created to encourage an appreciation and understanding of Polish contemporary art by a wide audience. 

Fresh From Poland
FRESH FROM POLAND is an online platform focused on following and sharing contemporary Polish photography published everyday.

Crossing The Baltic
Crossing the Baltic was founded in September 2011 by a team of motivated young academics from Finland, Germany, Latvia, Poland, and the UK. As a blog-style magazine Crossing The Baltic team aims to supply their readers with an eclectic perspective on the Baltic Sea Region, ranging from current affairs and politics, through historical research, to developments in arts and culture.

Oitzarisme in a Romanian online magazine on photography.


EASTREET (Lublin, Poland) is a festival devoted to street photography from Eastern Europe that happens every summer in Lublin.

FOTOFESTIWAL (Lodz, Poland) is one of the main photography festivals in Poland. It takes over the city of Lodz every summer. Past themes included Chinese photography, Spanish photography, ‘Everyone is an artist’, Legends, and in 2015 – ‘Hit The Road: Photographers Travel’.

KAUNAS PHOTO (Kaunas, Lithuania) is the longest-running annual photo art festival in the Baltic States. Since 2004, it’s been taking place every September in Kaunas – one of the main cities in Lithuania.

Krakow Photomonth Festival
Krakow Photomonth (Cracow, Poland) is arguably the biggest photo-festival in Poland. It started back in 2002 and takes place every May/June in Cracow. Past themes included Re:Search, Fashion, and Territory. The theme of the 2015 edition was Conflict.

TIFF FESTIVAL (Wroclaw, Poland) is one of the major photography festivals in Poland. It was formed in 2011 and takes place every autumn in Wroclaw. Past themes included ‘Process in Construction’, ‘Real | Fake Photography’, and ’24 Hours of Photography’. This year (2015), it’s centered around the theme ‘POLSKA NOW!’ [trans. Poland Now!] and will showcase what’s best in Polish photography.

and many more to come…


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