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.
  October 21, 2017 to November 26, 2017
Festival Planche(s) Contact

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.
  August 30, 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.
  March 10, 2018 to April 22, 2018
FotoFest 2018 Biennal
Downtown Houston
Houston - TX 0
The 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.
  May 17, 2018 to May 19, 2018
London Photo Festival
Borough High St
London, UK - SE1
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.
  November 10, 2017 to November 12, 2017
London Image Festival
1 Vine Court
London, UK
The 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.
  April 1, 2018 to April 30, 2018
Los Angeles
In April 2009, the inaugural Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA) showcased the enormous photography community, inclusive of commercial, fine art and photojournalism. As the second largest photography community in the United States, Los Angeles provides a distinctive backdrop to the celebration of the photographic image. MOPLA was established and exists to celebrate photography through a variety of events and programs that inspire and invigorate the photography professional, enthusiast, emerging professional and collector. MOPLA's two-fold mission is to advance dynamic programming designed to engage and stimulate the photography community, as well as to present a comprehensive resource of exhibitions and events.
  December 7, 2017 to December 10, 2017
Miami Street Photography Festival
101 West Flagger Street
Miami - FL 33130
The MSPF is an international photography festival showcasing the best of contemporary Street Photography viewed through the eyes of emerging photographers in this genre.
  May 5, 2018 to May 27, 2018
Les Boutographies

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.
  December 7, 2017 to December 10, 2017
PhotoNOLA festival
Downtown New Orleans
New Orleans - LA 0
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 8–11, 2016 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.
  April 1, 2018 to April 30, 2018
Portland Photo Month
Downtown Portland
Each April, the city of Portland is abuzz with photography events and exhibitions. Photolucida spearheads the festivities and collaborates with local galleries and organizations to highlight all of the photographic happenings on our website.
  March 17, 2018 to March 18, 2018
Latin American Art Festival 2018
2730 Historic Decatur Rd.
San Diego
It is the only festival of its kind in Southern California. It takes place at Liberty Station Arts District with the aim of bringing to the residents of San Diego County, Orange County, Los Angeles and Baja California the artistic expressions of the Latin American community. Latin American Art Festival highlights the cultural richness of Latin America to strengthen the heritage and sense of belonging among the Hispanic community, showing the diversity of the communities to art enthusiasts, collectors and gallery owners on both sides of the border.
  January 23, 2018 to January 25, 2018
Photo San Francisco

San Francisco - 94123
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.
  March 8, 2018 to March 11, 2018
Scottsdale Arts Festival
7380 E. Second St.
Scottsdale - AZ 85251
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. The Festival showcases nearly 200 jury-selected artists from throughout the United States and Canada who work in painting, sculpture, glass and ceramics, jewelry, photography and more. Works of art are available for purchase directly from the artists and through the Festival’s online art auction.
  September 21, 2018 to September 23, 2018
Photo Shanghai
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.
  October 28, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Siena Art Photo Travel Festival

Siena, 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.
  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.
  November 10, 2017 to November 19, 2017
Foto DC

Washington - DC 20036
FotoWeekDC: A truly citywide celebration featuring 150+ exhibitions, programs, and events highlighting world-class photography, and providing exposure for photographers working locally and worldwide. FotoDC mission: To provide a dynamic, evocative, engaging experience for photographers, cultural institutions, galleries, curators, schools, and photo enthusiasts through exhibitions and dynamic programming.
  January 23, 2018 to January 27, 2018
FOTOfusion 2018
415 Clematis Street
West Palm Beach - 33401
The 22md Annual International Festival of Photography and Digital Imaging Where Creativity and Technology Fuse produced by the Palm Beach Photographic Centre
  November 25, 2017 to January 3, 2018
Jimei X Arles International Photo Festival

Xiamen, China
The third Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival will take place in Xiamen (south of China) from November 25, 2017 to January 3, 2018. Co-created by Sam Stourdzé, the director of famous international photo festival Rencontres d’Arles (France), and Chinese photographer RongRong (also the founder of Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (, first professional art center in China dedicated to photography), Jimei x Arles features international artists selected from Rencontres d’Arles ( alongside Chinese and Asian photography talents. The festival has attracted more than 100,000 visitors since its inception in 2015. In 2017, the two founders of the Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival appointed Bérénice Angremy as festival director (Doors Art & Culture Agency, co-founder of art festivals DIAF (2004-2007) and Caochangdi Photospring – Arles in Beijing (2010-2012), and former cultural attaché at the French embassy in China (2012-2017).
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