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Photo Festivals

All About Photo has selected the best photo festivals and photography events near you and around the world:
  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.
  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 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.
  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.
  November 22, 2019 to January 5, 2020
Jimei X Arles International Photo Festival
Taking place in the coastal city of Xiamen in China, the fifth edition of this festival features 30 exhibitions and 55 artists selected from the 2019 Rencontres d’Arles programme as well as a pool of Chinese and Asian photography talents. Tom Wood, Marté Bartha, Luo Yang and Liu Ke are among those exhibited.
  December 11, 2019 to December 14, 2019
PhotoNOLA festival
Downtown New Orleans
New Orleans
PhotoNOLA is an annual festival of photography in New Orleans, coordinated by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in partnership with galleries, museums and photographers citywide.
The eleventh annual PhotoNOLA festival will take place from December 11–14, 2019 with broad ranging photography exhibitions on display throughout the month. The lineup includes portfolio reviews, workshops, lectures, book signings and the PhotoGALA. Many events are free and open to the public.
  December 15, 2019 to December 22, 2019
Serendipity Arts Festival (SAF)
Panjay, Goa
Serendipity Arts Festival (SAF) is one of the largest multi-disciplinary art initiatives in the South Asian region. It spans the visual, performing and culinary arts, whilst exploring genres with film, live arts, literature and fashion. Besides the core content, which is conceptualized by an eminent curatorial panel, the Festival has various layers of programming, in the form of educational initiatives, workshops, special projects, and institutional engagements.
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