Photo Festivals

  September 21, 2018 to September 23, 2018
Unseen Photo Festival
The Netherlands
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
New to this edition of Unseen Photo Fair is Unseen Festival, an extended festival programme in the city. From the 21st to the 23rd 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.
  September 5, 2018 to October 21, 2018
BredaPhoto International Photo Festival

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?
  October 1, 2018 to October 30, 2018
Brighton Photo Biennal

Brighton, UK
For its eigth 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.
  June 22, 2018 to June 23, 2018
Claremont Illuminated
E. 169th St
Bronx
Join the Bronx Documentary Center at our upcoming two-day photography festival: Claremont Illuminated. Planned by the BDC in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, Claremont Illuminated will be an evening photography festival that will revitalize and make safer a dark and isolated stairwell at 169th Street and Webster Ave on the edge of the South Bronx's Claremont Village, a NYCHA housing development. The photography festival will feature numerous media projections on the walls surrounding the stairwell. There will also be several performances at the base of the stairs during Claremont Illuminated: America's oldest senior center, The Hodson Senior Center, will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a performance by the Hodson Senior Choir. The Butler Community Center's step team made up of teenage residents of Claremont, will also do a short performance.
  September 27, 2018 to September 30, 2018
Filter Photo Festival 2018
163 E. Walton Pl.
Chicago - 60611
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.
  May 24, 2018 to June 24, 2018
PhotoEast Festival

East Anglia, UK
PhotoEast is a not-for-profit organisation which believes in the power of photography to bring positive change.
Our vision is to establish Suffolk's reputation as a centre of excellence in photography by hosting world renowned photographers and their work, as well as inspiring participation from across the arts, education, business and community.
The biennial PhotoEast festival is core to this ambition. With its focus on Ipswich and its epicentre on the Waterfront, it is a significant visual arts event in the regional and national calendar.
PhotoEast is produced in association with the University of Suffolk and Panos Pictures.
The 2018 festival runs from 24 May – 24 June under the theme of 'Belonging'.
  June 23, 2018 to July 1, 2018
f/stop
Leipzig
Germany
f/stop is one of the most important photography festivals in Germany. Since 2012, f/stop has taken place biannually. Exhibitions and symposia conceived by guest curators offer a platform for artistic, curatorial and academic work that explores social issues utilizing the resources and potential of photography. In 2018, the 8th version of the festival will once again be curated by Anne König and Jan Wenzel. In various exhibitions at the Baumwollspinnerei in Leipzig and with an additional In situ project in the city, the festival will examine how photography can be utilized to shed light on societal issues and the social fabric as a whole. In what ways can photography be used as a medium of democracy and societal communication? How can mediation and communication processes be documented by means of photography?
  June 20, 2018 to June 24, 2018
Lumix
Hanover
Germany
The LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism attests to the power of photojournalism in our image-oriented world. Fundamentally influencing our perception of humanity in all its facets, photojournalism contributes to our education and sensitization, rouses our emotion, and enables us to share. The highlights of each festival day are the evening lectures delivered by internationally renowned photographers. The end of the festival is marked by the closing party on Saturday evening, which hosts the granting ceremonies of the FREELENS Award, the LUMIX Multimedia Award, the Lammerhuber Photography Award, the HAZ Audience Award, and the sustainability award. The festival aims to be a platform for discussions, a picture show and a talent forum that appeals to professional picture editors and an interested expert audience as well as those who simply love photography.
  September 5, 2018 to September 30, 2018
Getxophoto International Image Festival

Getxo, Spain
Promoted by the Begihandi collective, GETXOPHOTO is a festival dedicated to images that takes place in Getxo (Basque Country) and supports the exploration of formats, stands and unconventional exhibition spaces to show the different images. This is a thematic festival that every three years works together with a different curator who understands the photography as a tool of knowledge, communication, and of course artistic enjoyment.
  June 7, 2018 to September 30, 2018
Triennal of Photography

Hamburg, Germany
A BREAKING POINT is a critical moment in the process of change. It is a time when we can no longer search for new goals or values but must immediately take a new direction. Photography has an ability to freeze time and bring focus to such moments. The Triennial of Photography Hamburg will be an attempt to raise awareness. The festival program is a humanistic statement on sustainability and change. It is an inspiration and an invitation to act. We use keyboard commands hundreds of times a day without thinking about their original meaning.
  April 19, 2018 to June 17, 2018
PHOTOBOOKFEST 2018

Moscow, Russia
PHOTOBOOKFEST 2018 is radically pushing at its boundaries in the coming season. April to June the Center for Photography and partnering venues will host some large-scale exhibitions of emerging global photography as well as educational and discussions events, series of portfolio reviews, an independent publishers and photographers market and a special programme for children. Just like in the previous season, photobook exhibitions will have a special place in the programme.
  June 21, 2017 to July 1, 2018
Fotofestiwal
Lódź
Poland
Fotofestiwal is a space for presenting various forms and types of photography, acting as a forum for discussion about art and society. Exhibitions at this year’s edition include Mathieu Asselin, Claudius Schulze, and more. The festival also includes a series of portfolio reviews, a series of open networking events, and public presentations.
  June 4, 2018 to June 10, 2018
Street Foto San Francisco
Downtown San Francisco
San Franciso
This year's week-long lineup of speakers, exhibited artists, workshop instructors and contest jurors includes Jeff Mermelstein, Mimi Plumb, Michelle Groskopf, Melanie Einzig, TC Lin, Andy Kochanowski, Johan Jelbo, Ibarionex Perello, Ben Helton, Conor Beary, Skyid Wang, Tyler Simpson, Kristin Van Den Eede, Michelle Rice Chan, Alison Adcock, Ania Klosek, Edas Wong, Faruque Islam, Muhammad Imam Hasan, Steven Bollman, Ben Molina, Troy Holden, Fadi BouKaram, David Horton, Don Hudson, Lauren Welles, Brian Karlsson, Melissa Breyer, Blake Andrews, David Horton, and many more.
  September 21, 2018 to September 23, 2018
Photo Shanghai
China
Shanghai, China
As the 2018 edition of Photo Shanghai comes to a close, we are pleased to report that international and local Chinese galleries witnessed outstanding sales. The fair continued successfully in its mission to bridge East and West in a mature and energetic marketplace.
  August 19, 2018 to November 13, 2018
  September 8, 2018 to August 30, 2018
Festival Images Vevey

Vevey, Switzerland
For the fifth time under its current guise, Festival Images will transform Vevey into a real "city of images" from 10 September to 2 October. Confirming its status as Switzerland's first Biennale of visual arts the Festival will present 75 original installations by international artists and upandcoming talents in unexpected places, indoors and outdoors, around the common theme of 'immersion', providing a genuine largescale, free of charge photographic experience for all visitors.
  April 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018
Reclaim Photography Festival 2018

West Midlands, UK
Reclaim Photography Festival returns to the West Midlands from April to June 2018. The programme will include responses to our open call: Reclaiming Our Future. We will also be offering a special regional project, one day pop up displays, photography events and workshops, plus gallery exhibitions and professional opportunities for young people and emerging artists.
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