The Chennai Photo Biennale is a non profit initiative organised by the Goethe-Institut Chennai and Travelling Lens. The first edition of the Photo Biennale is scheduled from Feb 26th to March 13th and promises to offer the strong photographic communities of South India an opportunity to engage with celebrated practitioners from around the world. Through large format exhibitions in public spaces the Chennai Photo Biennale aims to increase awareness amongst art lovers and the general public about the versatility of the photographic art form.
GPP is a photography centre at the heart of the Middle East’s community providing photography education through courses, tours, resources, exhibitions and events.
The program includes presentations, workshops and meetups. The festival features special guests speakers including award-winning visual journalists, and the renowned Sem Presser Lecture, supported by DuPho.
Head On Photo Festival is Australia's most prestigious photography event and one of the world’s leading photography festivals. It is also Australia’s only annual photography festival. Held in Sydney over three weeks, it hosts numerous free events and exhibitions, low-cost workshops and talks led by Australian and international industry professionals. The Festival encompasses the prestigious Head On Awards (Portrait, Landscape, Mobile and Student Prizes) with the 2016 Prize Packages valued at over $50,000. Each year, the Festival presents the works across all genres of over 900 local and international photo-artists at more than 100 venues across Sydney and regional areas.
The 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. Launched in 2011, this major photographic event attracts over 80 thousand visitors a year, 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.
Athens Photo Festival is the leading international festival of photography and related media in Southeastern Europe. Exploring critical issues relevant to our times, the festival attempts to bring together a range of different perspectives from emerging and established artists and photographers from all over the world with the aim to raise awareness and foster an understanding of contemporary culture and society through photography in all its forms. The Festival works within an international, national and local context, encompassing a variety of activities designed to reflect the diversity of contemporary photographic practices, and to create opportunities for exchange of ideas, artistic expression and international engagement.
LOOK3's mission is to celebrate the vision of extraordinary photographers, ignite conversations about critical issues, and foster the next generation of artists. As a nonprofit organization, LOOK3 challenges assumptions about photography by presenting diverse work by a variety of artists, developing innovative educational initiatives, and offering immersive communityevents.
Les Rencontres d'Arles is an annual photography festival held in the southern French town of Arles — exhibitions range from documentary to conceptual and fine art.
Visa Pour l'Image is an annual photojournalism festival held in Perpignan, France with a nearly exclusive focus on news photography. There is a wide range of exhibitions, nightly projections, and organized portfolio reviews with industry professionals.
New York, NY, USA
September 12-22, 2019
Photoville takes place every year in New York City's Brooklyn Bridge Park. The festival is set up as a series of exhibits housed in modular shipping containers, with a mix of photojournalism and fine art shows. There are talks and panels every day, and is free and open to the public.
The biennial Delhi Photo Festival, a non-profit initiative of NAZAR FOUNDATION, is India’s first and biggest international photography festival, that brings photography, the real democratic art form, into the public space creating an awareness, appreciation and learning of photography as an art form. Though primary exhibitions and events will be held at one central location, the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, leading galleries and art institutions of Delhi will join the Delhi Photo Festival as Partner Galleries, mounting independent photography exhibitions and related events in their own spaces, making it a truly city event.
Launched in 2010, LagosPhoto is the first and only international arts festival of photography in Nigeria. In a month long festival, events include exhibitions, workshops, artist presentations, discussions and large scale outdoor prints displayed throughout the city with the aim of reclaiming public spaces and engaging the general public with multifaceted stories of Africa. LagosPhoto aims to establish a community for contemporary photography which will unite local and international artists through images that encapsulate individual experiences and identities from across all of Africa. LagosPhoto presents and educates about photography as it is embodied in the exploration of historical and contemporary issues, the sharing of cultural practices, and the promotion of social programmes.
A truly citywide celebration featuring 150+ exhibitions, programs, and events highlighting world-class photography, and providing exposure for photographers working locally and worldwide. The FotoDC mission is to provide a dynamic, evocative, engaging experience for photographers, cultural institutions, galleries, curators, schools, and photo enthusiasts through exhibitions and dynamic programming.
The longest-running photography event in Southeast Asia, the Angkor Photo Festival & Workshops is a free international platform and educational resource for established and emerging photographers. Our organisation remains strongly committed to nurturing and promoting young Asian talent, and encouraging the development of photography in the region. Our discoveries of both new and classic work are shared through evening projections and exhibitions, and the informal nature of our programme creates a welcoming atmosphere where open exchange thrives. Over the past decade, it has been rewarding for us to play a role in ushering some of the region’s best photographers onto the international stage, creating greater exposure for their work and the issues they cover.
The Addis Foto Fest (AFF) was established in 2010 by award-winning photographer and cultural entrepreneur, Aida Muluneh. The festival is organized by Desta for Africa Creative Consulting PLC. AFF is a biennial international photography festival held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It has previously featured exhibitions, portfolio reviews, conferences, projections and film screenings in many different renowned venues. It is also the first and only international photography festival in East Africa.
Northern Short Course
2020: Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Register By: February 2020
The NPPA's Northern Short Course is an annual three-day event with workshops and lectures on business practices, tech skills, video storytelling, lighting techniques, and so on. Portfolio reviews are also available.
The Kalish Workshop is a five-day experience in editing visual storytelling. It is designed to benefit anyone who touches photography with a narrative storyline for online and print. It is a hands-on, collaborative learning environment with daily in-depth discussions and exercises about the best practices to edit, produce and publish successful multimedia and interactive stories. Most faculty attend every session and are accessible to participants the entire week, making the workshop unique and rewarding in a casual environment. Faculty includes Emmy and Pulitzer Prize winning editors: Brian Storm, Geri Migielicz, Sue Morrow, Kenny Irby, Mark Edelson, Randall Greenwell and Scott Sines. Additional leaders in visual storytelling also join during the week.
The Missouri Photo Workshop is an annual week-long workshop that takes place in a different Missouri town each year. Students are responsible for their assignments from start to finish — finding and pitching a story, shooting, and editing through the course of the week.
The Eddie Adams Workshop is an annual tuition-free four-day-long workshop in Upstate New York. A hundred students are accepted every year, 50 students and 50 professionals in the first few years of their careers, and are split up into teams of ten, each headed by a veteran photographer and photo editor. Students shoot a two-day assignment while at the workshop, attend talks given by acclaimed photographers and other industry professionals, and spend the evenings in portfolio reviews.
Cynthiana, Kentucky, USA
October 29 - Nov 3, 2019
Apply By: Aug 31, 2019
Western Kentucky University hosts five concurrent workshops every year in Photojournalism, Picture Editing, Video Storytelling, Time Lapse, and Data Visualization.
Sponsored by the New York Times Lens blog and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, the annual New York Portfolio review brings together 75 editors, publishers, and curators to review the work of 150 photographers (you have to apply). The review is free.
Review Santa Fe Photo Festival is the premier juried portfolio review event in the world. The festival will feature a number of ways to connect and participate including workshops, artist talks, and a special event honoring a photo luminary. The reviewers and the Review Santa Fe 100 Photographers travel from around the world to participate in this prestigious juried portfolio review, exhibition openings, and receptions.