Photo Festival Roundup

LENSCRATCH has a great calendar of international photography festivals on its site.

Here’s what’s coming up in May. Go HERE for the full list.


Palm Springs Photo Festival
The Palm Springs Photo Festival Connect 2017 offers the opportunity for professional, emerging professional & serious advanced amateur photographers to study with legendary photographers, show portfolios in our celebrated portfolio review program, check out the latest gear, attend cutting-edge seminars, symposiums, networking events and enjoy evening presentations by world famous image-makers.

Flash Forward Festival Boston
An extension of The Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Annual Competition for Emerging Photographers. Five-day festival based out of the Fairmont Battery Wharf, offering organized networking events and educational programming.

CONTACT Toronto Photography Festival
Annual festival of photography in Toronto, with over 1000 local, national and international artists exhibiting at almost 200 venues.

Guernsey Photography Festival
Brings together major names in international photography with a host of emerging talent, for a packed month of exhibitions, workshops and events on the beautiful island of Guernsey.

LOOK Liverpool International Photography Festival
Festival in England that includes exhibition openings, artist talks, workshops.

New York Photo Festival
Mix of fine art, editorial, and commercial work with exhibitions all over DUMBO, Brooklyn.

Photo Month in Krakow
A month long festival in Poland with a fine art orientation.

Head On Photo Festival
Australia’s largest annual photography festival held in May in Sydney, showcasing the work of international and local photographers.

Diffusion Cardiff International Festival of Photography
A month long festival of exhibitions, discussions, screenings, performances, events and celebrations in both physical and virtual spaces.

Tbilisi Photo Festival
Georgia (Europe)

Reportage Festival
International Photo Festival in Sydney focusing on photojournalism and documentary photography.

Riga Photo Month
A new photo festival in the Baltic Sea Region, located in a unique geographic position for building a regional networking and cooperation platform. A meeting place for Baltic, Nordic and Eastern European Photography.

International Festival of Photography in Łódź, Poland.

FIX Photo Festival
FIX Photo will be open for nine days at the central London Bargehouse venue. The festival coincides with Photo London at Somerset House and Off Print at Tate Modern. Artist’s talks, curator tours, book launches, signings and events will run throughout.

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