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Photo Festivals

All About Photo has selected the best photo festivals and photography events near you and around the world:
  January 31, 2020 to February 29, 2020
Exposure Alberta
All over Alberta province
The Exposure Photography Festival is a registered non-profit society established in 2004. Exposure is run by an enthusiastic Board of Directors who are devoted to photography. The festival's mission is to generate participation in photographic image making and to engage practitioners, photo professionals, and audiences in dialogue about the medium, its past, present and future. Like photography itself, Exposure embraces a broad audience, including beginners and experienced image makers, amateurs and professionals, and photographers of all ages and interest levels. Exposure seeks to expand awareness, to educate, inform, and delight.

The next edition of Exposure Photography Festival will take place during 31st January - 29th February 2020. Exposure exhibition openings, Portfolio Review and other special events will take place during 31st January - 2nd February 2020 to celebrate the launch of the festival.
  February 11, 2020 to February 15, 2020
FOTOfusion 2020
United States
415 Clematis Street
West Palm Beach
FOTOfusion is a 5 day event presented by the Palm Beach Photographic Centre in West Palm Beach. Around 70 of the best-known photographers and instructor from around the country come to teach workshops at this event.

But it’s not just all about pictures… there are parties, too. From Opening Reception to Farewell Bash you can look, learn and even laugh at this unique event. Hosted by world-renowned photographers and other digital professionals, this popular cultural festival attracts hundreds of professional and hobbyist photographers. You are cordially invited to attend entertaining workshops, informative lectures, panel discussion and so much more.
  February 6, 2020 to February 9, 2020
Rotterdam Photo Festival
Rotterdam Photo is an annual photo manifestation that takes place during Art Rotterdam Week, where art lovers will have the opportunity to visit numerous art and design events. Located at Deliplein in the Katendrecht district the event celebrates the wide spectrum of photography as it presents itself in our contemporary image culture. Together with the exhibitions at the Nederlands Fotomuseum and the fine art photography fair Haute Photographie, the 'Kop van Zuid' transforms into the one stop hub for photography fans, from 6 till 09 February 2020.
  March 8, 2020 to April 19, 2020
FotoFest 2020 Biennal
Downtown Houston
FotoFest announces the dates and curatorial focus for its Eighteenth International Biennial, the FotoFest Biennial 2020. Taking place next year, March 8-April 19, 2020, the central program of the citywide festival, AFRICAN COSMOLOGIES - Photography, Time, and the Other, will focus on artists of Africa and its diaspora. The FotoFest Biennial 2020 marks the first time in its 37-year history that the Biennial’s central exhibition will focus on artists of African origin.
  March 13, 2020 to March 15, 2020
Scottsdale Arts Festival
United States
7380 E. Second St. (Scottsdale Civic Center Park)
Long recognized as one of the top art fairs in America, the Scottsdale Arts Festival is a three-day-long celebration of art, music, food and family fun. The event features 170+ jury-selected artists from throughout the United States and Canada, continuous live music and entertainment on two stages, gourmet food trucks and vendors, creative activities for kids at the Community Art Studio family area, free admission to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and more. Named one of the top arts festivals in the nation by the readers of AmericanStyle Magazine and “Best Arts Festival” by Phoenix New Times, the Scottsdale Arts Festival has been recognized for its high-quality fine arts since 1971. Works of art are available for purchase directly from the artists and through the Festival’s online art auction.
  March 14, 2020 to May 10, 2020
Festival Circulations
5 rue Curial
Paris, France
The Circulation(s) festival is the most original and ambitious project in contemporary photography. It is dedicated to the European photographic diversity and it aims to discover new talents. Since its creation in 2011, more than 225 artists have been exposed and the festival welcomed about 175 000 visitors. Both a springboard for young photographers and a laboratory of contemporary creativity, the festival occupies a specific place in the French and international photographic field, attracting a constantly growing audience. It is the only photographic festival in Paris!
  March 27, 2020 to May 17, 2020

For its 8th edition, L'OEil Urbain Photographic Festival questions a major event: the Brexit. It's the story of a fractured identity - and the repercussions it implies on a national and individual level - that we want to question through a dozen of exhibitions exploring the United Kingdom, from the 1980s to the present day. The deadline seems close and blurry: yet, at the time of the inauguration of the exhibitions on April 5th, the United Kingdom will probably no longer be part of the European Union.
  April 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020
FORMAT Festival
United Kingdom

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.

Since its inception each major festival adopts a core theme around which it is curated together with the core structure featuring, but not limited to:

FOCUS: Exhibitions, Commissions, Mass Participation

EXPOSURE: International Open Call

FLASH: Events, Talks, Performance

DEVELOPMENT: Master Classes, Portfolio Reviews, Talks

The biennale edition incorporates over 30 of Derby’s most beautiful buildings and key landmarks including: QUAD, University of Derby, Derby Museum & Art Gallery, Derwent Valley World Heritage Sites, Market Place and satellite venues in nearby cities.

FORMAT is organised by QUAD and the University of Derby. Supported by Arts Council England, Derby City Council and multiple partners from the UK and international origins.

FORMAT was founded by Louise Fedotov-Clements and Mike Brown. FORMAT is directed by Louise Fedotov-Clements.

  April 3, 2020 to April 30, 2020
Capture Photography Festival
Capture Photography Festival is devoted to presenting the most compelling lens-based art from local and international artists.

Each April, photography and lens-based art is exhibited at dozens of galleries and other venues throughout Metro Vancouver as part of the Exhibition Program, alongside an extensive Public Art Program, a youth-oriented Learning Program, and an Events Program that spans tours, films, artist talks, and community events.

Launched in 2013, the annual not-for-profit Capture Photography Festival is Western Canada's largest lens-based art festival.
  May 1, 2020 to May 17, 2020
Head On Photo Festival
Downtown Sydney
Head On Photo Festival is the leading photography organisation in Australia. The annual festival is run by Head On Foundation, a not for profit organisation which provides a multi-faceted platform for nationally and internationally acclaimed artists as well as emerging talent across all genres of photography. The centrepiece of the festival are the Head On Photo Awards, and the Head On Portrait Prize, Australia's most critically acclaimed photographic portrait prize. Head On works collaboratively with public institutions, education providers, commercial galleries, professional bodies, businesses and local councils. The festival attracts tens of thousands of visitors from across Australia to over 200 events at more than 100 venues across Sydney. The festival is unique in that it provides opportunities for thousands of artists to meet, exhibit and sell work. Head On has put Sydney on the global map as a centre for photography.
  May 3, 2020 to May 8, 2020
Palm Spring Photo Festival
United States
Palm Springs Hyatt Hotel
285 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs
The Palm Springs Photo Festival Connect 2020 offers professional, emerging professional and serious advanced amateur photographers the opportunity to study with legendary photographers, show portfolios in our celebrated portfolio review program, check out and shoot with the latest gear, attend cutting-edge seminars, symposiums, networking events and enjoy evening presentations by world famous image-makers. The inevitable relationships that are made or renewed at PSPF are often transformative!
  May 1, 2020 to May 3, 2020
Big River Photography Summit
St. James Hotel
Red Wing - MI
The Big River Photography Summit is a National Summit scheduled for May 1, 2, & 3, 2020 at the historic St. James Hotel in Red Wing, Minnesota. Located 40 minutes from Minneapolis / St. Paul International Airport 25 miles south of the Twin Cities on the scenic Mississippi River.
  June 4, 2020 to June 30, 2020
Belfast Photo Festival
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 biennial photographic event has been described as one of the "top ten photography festivals in the world" (Capture Magazine, 2016) and attracts upwards of 80 thousand visitors a year, celebrating some of the finest National and International contemporary photography across 30 museums, galleries and public spaces. Capturing wide appeal through popular culture, accessible themes and unexpected encounters with photography, the festival aims to instil and inspire public enjoyment and participation by utilizing the most accessible artistic medium and bringing it to new audiences in cool and unusual ways.

The programme consistently addresses the political, social and cultural climate of Belfast, raising global issues and animating them through high caliber international photography.

The Festival consists of exhibitions, talks, symposiums, workshops, screenings, masterclasses, portfolio reviews and tours.
  June 4, 2020 to June 14, 2020
Copenhagen Photo Festival

For eleven days, photography is put on the agenda with exhibitions, workshops, seminars, photo tours, portfolio reviews and more. The festival co-operates with galleries, museums and cultural institutions around Copenhagen and southern Sweden and have exhibitions in public spaces including all metro trains and City Fence. The festival center is called Photo City, which is an old, beautiful transformer station in Østerbro. In 2017 Photo City provided the setting for 11 exhibitions, while Photo Stage was the stage for artist talks, workshops and debates.

  August 29, 2020 to September 13, 2020
Visa pour l
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.
  September 10, 2020 to September 13, 2020
Filter Photo Festival 2020
163 E. Walton Pl.
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.
  October 8, 2020 to December 13, 2020
Singapore International Photography Festival
Festival Village
Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) is an international platform which aims to promote the arts and the appreciation of photography arts, as well as critical thought and academic discourse on photography in Southeast Asia. The first edition of SIPF was launched in 2008 and the festival is now one of the major photography platforms held in Southeast Asia. In each biennale edition, SIPF hosts some of the biggest names in photography, uncover new talents, and promote understanding of the world and society through creative photographic expression. With the Open Call at the centre of its programming, the festival continues to bring fresh insights and trends in contemporary photography to a wider audience.
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