Unseen Photo Festival
September 22, 2017 to September 24, 2017 Downtown Amsterdam The Netherlands
New to this edition of Unseen Photo Fair is Unseen Festival, an extended festival program in the city. From the 22nd to the 24th of September, Unseen will collaborate with a vast array of institutions, academies, project spaces and artists working in the medium of photography to highlight both local and international talent.
June 9, 2017 to June 11, 2017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
On the weekend of 9-10-11 June, Foam is hosting a cross-disciplinary festival around the theme of collaboration. The museum’s galleries will be jam-packed with unexpected exchanges between diverse practitioners and artists. To celebrate our 15th anniversary, Foam is organizing a broad range of activities throughout 2017 united by the theme of collaboration, under the title Collaborate!. Foam Fusion is one of the focal points of this year dedicated to venturing into new territories, exploring beyond the limits of photography and developing ties across different disciplines.
Les Rencontres d’Arles
July 3, 2017 to September 24, 2017 Arles, France
The Rencontres d’Arles (formerly known as the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie d’Arles) is a summer photography festival founded in 1970 by Arles photographer Lucien Clergue, author Michel Tournier and historian Jean-Maurice Rouquette. The Rencontres d’Arles’ policy of programming almost exclusively new work has earned it a world-wide reputation. In 2013, there were 96000 visitors to the festival. The exhibitions, often co-produced with both French and foreign museums and institutions, are given on various heritage sites, suitably stage-designed for the purpose. Some sites (for example, 12th century chapels or 19th century industrial buildings) are open to the public only for the duration of the festival. Many photographers have been discovered as a result of the Rencontres; a sure sign of the festival’s importance as a springboard for photographic and contemporary creative talent. For its depth and reach the programme draws on the points of view of numerous specialists – around twenty each year – from different fields. Sometimes part of the programming is entrusted to an artist, examples including Martin Parr in 2004, Raymond Depardon in 2006, Arles-born couturier Christian Lacroix in 2008 and Nan Goldin in 2009.
Festival Voies Off
July 3, 2017 to July 8, 2017 Arles, France
Since 1996, right in the midst of the Rencontres d’Arles festival, every first full week in July, Voies Off Festival offers an alternative program (exhibitions, projections, portfolio reviews, professional panel discussions) to a new generation of artists and photographers. Since its inception Voies Off has made a commitment to help young creators. The actions and goals of its program are designed to help and sponsor young fine-art photographers, to display and promote their works with the highest quality, and in the best manner possible.
Athens Photo Festival
June 14, 2017 to July 30, 2017 Hellenic Centre for Photography, Athens, Greece
Athens Photo Festival is the leading international festival of photography in Southeastern Europe. Exploring critical issues relevant to our times, our programme works within an international, national and local context, encompassing a variety of exhibitions and activities designed to reflect the diversity of contemporary photography, and to create opportunities for exchange of ideas, artistic expression and international engagement.
Atlanta Celebrates Photography
October 1, 2017 to October 31, 2017 Downtown Atlanta
In October, ACP marks its 19th annual festival with free events and exhibitions at more than 100 participating venues. The Festival runs for the entire month of October, with many events in September as well.
Belfast Photo Festival
June 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017 Belfast, Ireland
Belfast Photo Festival is a not for profit organisation that presents one of the leading International Festivals of photography in the United Kingdom and the Visual Arts Festival of Northern Ireland. Since 2011 this major photographic event has attracted thousands to Belfast, celebrating some of the finest National and International contemporary photography across 30 museums, galleries and public venues. The Festival consists of exhibitions, talks, symposiums, workshops, screenings, masterclasses, portfolio reviews and tours.
BredaPhoto International Photo Festival
September 5, 2018 to October 21, 2018 Breda, Netherlands
Under the title TO INFINITY AND BEYONDthe 8th edition of BredaPhoto in 2018 will explore the impact of the continuing science. Will it bring nothing but progress? Or are we at risk of opening a Pandora’s box full of unwelcome surprises?
Brighton Photo Biennal
October 1, 2016 to October 30, 2016 Brighton, UK
For its seventh edition, Brighton Photo Biennial sets out to explore understandings of identity and representation – our personal and projected image – as influenced by the pervasive genre of fashion and style photography.
September 13, 2017 to September 24, 2017 Brooklyn, NY
We are thrilled to announce that we will be celebrating our 6th year at our home on the Brooklyn Waterfront, centrally located in the Brooklyn Bridge Plaza directly under the iconic bridge in DUMBO! Like years before, there will be containers! exhibitions! talks & workshops! Our Smorgasburg Beer Garden and food vendors will return, alongside our night time events, and this year we will be more immersed throughout the park than ever before! This year’s PHOTOVILLE roster will include many of our great partners from years past, as well as some “new blood” – but we’re always looking for new programming partners to join our PHOTOVILLE family, so we’ve reserved a few containers just for that!
Filter Photo Festival 2017
September 21, 2017 to September 24, 2017 Chicago, IL
Filter Photo Festival is a multiday celebration of the photographic medium that takes place every autumn in Chicago. Festival programming includes workshops, lectures, artist talks, exhibition receptions, and much more. The majority of events will take place at the Festival’s hotel headquarters, Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, and evening activities will primarily take place at galleries and partner institutions around the city.
Copenhagen Photo Festival
June 11, 2017 to June 17, 2017 Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen Photo Festival was founded in 2010, to raise awareness about, and focus on, photography. The festival showcases Danish as well as international contemporary photography in urban spaces, art and cultural institutions, galleries and photo schools. Danish photography nowadays is receiving substantial recognition worldwide. CPF promotes Danish and Nordic photography internationally, as well as bringing the international photo scene to Denmark. Copenhagen Photo Festival’s main aim is to create an international platform for contemporary photography in Denmark. A platform, which explores the different aspects of photography, raising theoretical discussions and presenting new works. It’s an opportunity for both emerging and established photographers as well as amateurs, to network and explore contemporary photography.
Cortona on the Move
July 13, 2017 to October 1, 2017 Cortona, Italy
Cortona On The Move International Photography Festival is celebrating its first five years of activity. In this short space of time Cortona OTM has rapidly grown to become a significant event in the calendar of professional photographers, journalists, keen amateurs and enthusiasts around the world. This achievement is due to the high quality of research and content that goes into the festival, hand in hand with the architectural beauty and magic of the location where it takes place.
Festival Planche(s) Contact
October 21, 2017 to November 26, 2017 Deauville, France
Created in 2010, Planche(s) contact presents the works of photographers invited in residence in Deauville to match their photographic universe with the city. This festival, year after year, arouses and associates the crossed perspectives of renowned photographers, emerging photographers and students attending the major European photography schools.
MoP – Month of Photography Denver
March 1, 2017 to April 30, 2017
Month of Photography Denver is a biennial celebration of fine art photography with hundreds of collaborative public events throughout Denver and the region March and April 2017. We are joining multiple museums galleries and schools surrounding fine art photography creating an exciting artistic and educational event for the city of Denver and the region.
March 24, 2017 to April 23, 2017 Derby, UK
FORMAT International Photography Festival was established in 2004. Today it is one of the UK’s leading international contemporary festivals of photography and related media. FORMAT organises a year round programme of international commissions, open calls, residencies, conferences and collaborations in the UK and Internationally. The 2013 festival welcomed over 100,000 visitors from all over the world. The biennale and off year programmes celebrate the wealth of contemporary photographic practice. We love photography and all its expanded fields. Our programmes feature everything from major conceptual works, participative projects, documentary and all that falls between categorisations, from the mobile phone to the archive. We are concerned with what is happening right here, right now in the scene and beyond, whilst sharing and contributing to it. FORMAT is the place to engage with an incredible range of new work together alongside some of the best-known practitioners in the world. FORMAT is focused on developing opportunities for audiences to see, debate, develop, contribute and participate in the best of what photography is and can be, with comprehensive professional practice programmes and a yearly International Photography Portfolio Review.
February 3, 2017 to February 5, 2017
For the fifth time, the city of Duesseldorf will host a vibrant programme of photography for the Duesseldorf Photo Weekend 2016. More than 40 galleries, museums and institutions will open their doors showing exhibitions and holding events dedicated to photography.
FotoFest 2018 Biennal
March 10, 2018 to April 22, 2018 FotoFest Houston
FotoFest 2018 Biennial takes place March 10 – April 22, 2018, in Houston, Texas, and will focus on contemporary photography and new media art from INDIA, a nation of over 1.3 billion people, and the world’s largest democracy. This is the second time in its 35-year history that the FotoFest Biennial will focus exclusively on photographic artwork from Asia. The Biennial draws over 275,000 visitors during the course of its six-week run. It attracts visitors and participants from over 35 countries, and is one of the world’s longest-running, largest, and most respected international contemporary photographic art events.
London Photo Festival
May 17, 2018 to May 19, 2018
If you are an up-and-coming photographer looking for your first break or an enthusiastic hobbyist wanting to show your works to the world, the London Photo Festival is for you. Founded in 2011, the London Photo Festival was set up by Emma Mapp and Kit Shah to give fellow new and emerging photographers an affordable way to display their art. We believe in giving new and emerging photographers a chance they would rarely get elsewhere: the opportunity to exhibit their work in a relaxed, professional environment. Unlike other galleries, exhibitions and festivals, we do not judge your work – as long as it is not offensive, we will display it. All you have to do is pay a small fee.
London Image Festival
November 10, 2017 to November 12, 2017
London, UKThe London image Festival (LIF) is an exploration of the power of images, both still and moving. LIF brings together international entries to showcase outstanding visuals in photography and film. The festival is a reflective space for exploring. imagery in all its forms. All about the FestivalLos Angeles, CAMOPLA
Los Angeles Photography Festival
April 18, 2017 to April 23, 2017
In tandem with Photo Independent, The Los Angeles Festival of Photography will take place April 18-23, 2017, at The Reef in downtown Los Angeles, California. The Los Angeles Festival of Photography is an international photographic festival bringing together photographers, curators, students, collectors, emerging and professional artists in the industry with the aim of encouraging and celebrating the art of photography. The Los Angeles Festival of Photography will include workshops with experts in the field, special exhibitions & lectures, VIP receptions, walk-throughs, artist talks, and book signings.
May 31, 2017 to August 27, 2017, Madrid, Spain
The International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts of Madrid, is a photography forum that began in 1998. The Festival’s program presents work by Spanish and international image-makers. It runs an awards program with several categories. Over 600 exhibitions have been presented in museums, art centres and galleries, which have attracted more than half a million visitors each year, making PHotoEspaña the largest cultural event in Spain.
May 6, 2017 to May 28, 2017 Montpellier, France
Since 2001 The Boutographies – Rencontres Photographiques de Montpellier have been oriented towards young, emerging European talent. After seven years in the Boutonnet district (hence the name) the event moved in 2008 to the centre of Montpellier, where it now offers photographers, public and partners one of the finest exhibition spaces in the south of France.
Visa pour l’Image
September 2, 2017 to September 22, 2017 Perpignan, France
Visa pour l’Image international photojournalism festival established in 1989, which takes place every year in the entire city of Perpignan, from late August to mid-September for a period of 15 days. This is the main and most important festival of photojournalism in France. This festival not only offers exhibitions spread across the city, but also conferences, international meetings and discounts prestigious global photographers rewarding the best stories. The most famous photographers around the world will visit the festival.
Photo San Francisco
January 27, 2017 to January 29, 2017
Photo San Francisco will collaborate with leading international galleries to offer a highly curated exhibition of vintage and contemporary work by the most exciting emerging and established artists from East and West.
June 17, 2017 to June 19, 2017, Sanary sur Mer, France
Photomed aims to give voice to photographers who are showing the Mediterranean spirit. There is more subtlety than one can imagine across the Mediterranean world: from cultures to mindsets and landscapes, it is one of the most moving places of the world.
Siena Art Photo Travel Festival
October 28, 2017 to November 30, 2017 Sienna, ITALY
Siena Art Photo Travel Festival represents an unmissable occasion for all the photography lovers who will arrive in Siena from all over the world. An entire month of Festival, during which many photography events will be organized: the “Beyond the Lens” exhibition with the most beautiful images presented at the contest Siena International Photo Awards, unique tours around Siena, post-production courses, workshops, conferences given by famous photographers and more exhibitions held by important international authors. An unforgettable experience realized and tailor-made for photography lovers, which will let you discover one of the most interesting places in the world, with wonderful events linked to photography. The Festival’s goal is to lace a cultural and international initiative to the name of Siena, a city of extraordinary inspiration for photographical research, beginning with the unique Festival which gives us the most intimate representation of the city: the Palio.
Tbilisi Photo Festival
September 14, 2017 to September 20, 2017 Tbilisi, Georgia
Tbilisi Photo Festival was co-founded by French photographer, currently Photo Editor in chief at the French daily newspaper Liberation, Lionel Charrier and the Georgian photo curator and journalist Nestan Nijaradze. It was first launched in 2010, in partnership with Les Rencontres d’Arles. Eight editions later it has become not only the most important photo festival in the region but one of the major annual cultural events in the Caucasus. The Festival aims to be a central meeting point for photography from different regions – Asia, Iran, Turkey, Europe, the Arab world – and to showcase the best of world photography; as well as to promote emerging regional photography. With upcoming 8th edition, Tbilisi Photo Festival will firmely establish Tbilisi as capital of photography of the Caucasus.
September 21, 2017 to September 24, 2017 Uppsala, Sweden
Uppsala Photo Festival is a biennial, and it takes place every second year. The festival aspires to provide a platform for photographers and artists to enable them to exhibit their work, exchange knowledge and opinions, and to explore new techniques and ideas. The festival is also a place for everyone with an interest in photography to enjoy the art form, and develop skills through workshops and lectures.