Via the works of photographers and artists, the  exhibitions intend to look these real situations in the face. Even if every reflection on the real always contains something fictive at the same time: Photography (photographers and artists) has always dealt particularly intensively, in recent decades, with social and economic relationships in today's world. The crucial point of the exhibitions will be that it will not be classic photographic thinking that is brought to bear (pointing its finger, this thinking believes it can name the world's problems and, through naming, solve them), but contemporary and videographic positions that get to work in these critical, precarious fields, that work inside them – questioning, seeking, testing, formulating.
Participating photographers are among others
Ai Weiwei, Ilit Azoulay, Gaëlle Boucand, Adam Broomberg / Oliver Chanarin, Edmund Clark, Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques, Melanie Gilligan, Mishka Henner, Trevor Paglen, Maya Rochat, Rico Scagliola / Michael Meier, Dayanita Singh, Jules Spinatsch Henrik Spohler und Stefanos Tsivopoulos.
Fotofestival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg is sponsored by the premium sponsor BASF SE and the principal sponsor MVV Energie AG.