International specialist jury led by PhDr. Marián Pauera ESFIAP, selected 55 photographs by authors from the Czech Republic, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Canada, Austria, and Slovakia for the presentation of the exhibition. The organizers of the exhibition were happy that most of the photographs brought a message from people’s lives. A pleasant surprise were photos from Slovakia from foreign journalists.
The mayor of Piešťany, Peter Jančovič, welcomed those present and highly rated the idea of mediating the lives of local people in the form of photographs by traveling journalists. Agáta Mikulová, the executive director of the exhibition’s main partner KOCR Region of Experiences, praised FIJEET SLOVAKIA’s efforts to “bring” foreign journalists to the Trnava Region and the exhibition to Piešťany. The president of FIJET SLOVAKIA Ľudmila Novacká emphasized that every year is held in Piešťany. The spa town is the “home port” of Travel and Emotions.
The artistic message of quality content expressed by the author in his photograph was emphasized by the chairman of the jury and the curator of the exhibition, Marián Pauer.
Travel and EMotions 2023 results: Individual photo:
Rudolf Bihary, Slovakia – Summer academy of photography
Karel Meuleman Belgium – Italian painter on Lago di Orta
Radoslav Sviretsov, Bulgaria – PARALELLUM
Story category, photo series: Katarína Lišková, Slovakia – Mariachis from Garibaldi square
Special category children and youth: Jerguš Polák, Slovakia – Traveller
Pleasant moments during the opening
Thanks to the partners who supported the Travel and Emotions 2023 event::
Regional tourism organization Region of experiences
Hotel Elisabeth Trencin
Hotel Alexander Bardejov
Theme park Dunajská Streda
Ansana, Hotel Esplanade Piešťany
Travel and Emotions 2023
Medzinárodná porota pod vedením PhDr. Mariána Pauera, ESFIAP vyhodnotila a navrhla na ocenenie tieto autorské fotografie:
Individuálna fotografia: Rudolf Bihary, Slovensko – Letná akadémia fotografie (viď plagát)
Karel Meuleman Belgicko – Taliansky maliar na Lago di Orta
Radoslav Sviretsov, Bulharsko – PARALELLUM
Príbeh, seriál fotografií: Katarína Lišková, Slovensko – Mariachis z námestia Garibaldi
Špeciálna kategória deti a mládež: Jerguš Polák, Slovensko – Cestovateľ
Text: L. Nov.
Titulná fotografia: Katarína Lišková