Saturday, April 16, 2011

Photography Festival time in the northern Spring and Summer

Photography is alive and well north of the equator. Here is a list of upcoming photo festivals and events. Looks to be something for everybody.....

MOPLA - Los Angeles, USA
1 - 30 April 2011
MOPLA was established and exists to advance the celebration of Photography through a variety of events and programs designed to inspire and invigorate the photography professional, enthusiast, emerging professional and collector. MOPLA 2011’s theme, Adaptations and Reverberations, embodies the fluidity and versatility of the photographic medium.

World Photography Festival and Sony World Photography Awards
Somerset House, London, England
26 April - 1 May

Hyeres Fashion and Photography Festival
Villa Noailles, Hyeres, France.
29 April - 29 May
Diverse exhibitions, professional panel discussions and two competitions showcasing 10 photographers and 10 fashion designers selected by a jury of professionals in each field.

CONTACT Toronto Photography Festival
Toronto, Canada
1 - 31 May 2011

Liverpool Look
Liverpool, England
13 May - 26 June 2011
This is the first photography festival to be held in the city and is set within the context of Liverpool's Year of Social Justice and City of Radicals in 2011. Events will take place at galleries and exhibition spaces across Merseyside and will showcase significant new bodies of work by emerging and established photographers from both home and abroad. Look11 will launch with a four-day event in May 2011 featuring exhibition openings, artists’ talks, workshops and will play host to the 3rd National Photography Symposium. The festival will run for nearly two months and will centre on the theme of ‘A Call to Action?’ urging people to ‘stop, think, examine and debate’.

Photomonth in Krákow
Krákow, Poland
May 13 - June 6
Curated by the artists Adam Broomberg and Olivier Chanarin.

International Festival of Photography Łódz 2011
Łodz, Poland
May 5-15
Workshops, meet the authors and portfolio reviews.

New York Photo Festival
New York, USA
11-15 May 2011
The goal of the New York Photo Festival is to identify and document the future of photography in all its forms. Every year, a select group of internationally-respected curators are called upon to deliver their personal vision of the newest and most important trends in contemporary photography, each exhibited in their own pavilion and promising to draw the attention of the entire photographic community.

London International Documentary Festival
London, England
13 - 28 May 2011
The UK’s largest independent documentary festival. Sponsored by the London Review of Books, LIDF takes a questioning, critical attitude to the social and political issues of the day, engaging with filmmakers, their subjects and the London audience to create a highly distinct environment for cultural interaction.

Guernsey Photography Festival
Channel Islands, UK
1 - 30 June 1011
The new photography festival returns for its second year with with a refreshing combination of international names, intelligent presentation and an unbeatable island setting. Headline exhibitions include work by Martin Parr, Richard Billingham, Samuel Fosso and Tony Ray Jone

Flash Forward Festival

Boston, USA
2 - 5 June

Fotobook Festival
Kassel, Germany
1 – 5 June 2011
A festival wholly devoted to the Photobook, highlights include portfolio reviews, workshops, lectures and many exhibitions.

Photo España 2011

Madrid, Spain
1 June - 24 July 2011

Dublin, Ireland
1 - 31 July 2011
Exhibitions from the 1st July, and the educational and professional programme will take place from 15th onwards.

Rencontres d’Arles
Arles, France
4 Jul—18 September 2011
Portfolio review registration begins end of April, email for details.
Each year thousands descend on the small town of Arles in the south of France for a week-long photographic celebration. Photography is everywhere – in churches and ruins, in old factories and swish lobbies, official town buildings and stately palais. Nearest airport Marseilles.

London Street Photography Festival

London, England
7 - 17 July 2011
The only festival in the UK dedicated to preserving and celebrating the art of street photography. The festival will combine world-class photography with a diverse programme of events at central London venues including St Pancras International, the British Library, the German Gymnasium and the National Portrait Gallery.

Novo mesto, Slovenia
2011 dates and programme not yet announced (26 July - 6 August)
Themed exhibitions, portfolio reviews and a series of workshops.

Rhubarb International Festival Of The Image

Birmingham, England
2011 dates and programme not yet announced (30 Jul to 1 Aug 2010)
Portfolio Review - bookings start end of April.

Belfast Photo Festival

Belfast, Northern Ireland
4 - 14 August 2011

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Perpignan, France
27 August - 11 September (Professionals week 29 Aug – 4 Sep 2011)
Taking place in the winding streets of old-town Perpignan, this festival features many exhibitions from photographers reporting on wars, nature, the environment, people, religious issues, and social phenomena. The festival is mostly photojournalistic in nature, and many photographers attend during professional week, which costs €60 for accreditation and allows entrance to portfolio reviews. Failing that, just sit in the Café de la Poste all day and meet everyone there. Nearest airport Perpignan.

Internationale Photoszene Köln
Köln, Germany
2011 dates and programme not yet announced (3 – 26 Sep 2010)
Special events on the main weekend and a photo exhibition covering all themes. Also on the agenda is a Portfolio Review for ‘young photographers’ and podium discussions in cooperation with various associations, other organisations and publishers. Nearest airport is Hamburg or Lübeck, with regular trains to Kiel.

Noorderlicht International Photofestival

Groningen, Netherlands
2011 dates and programme not yet announced (4 Sep – 31 Oct 2010)

International podium for documentary photography.
Internationales Fotografiefestival F/Stop
Leipzig Germany
2011 dates and programme not yet announced (23 Sep — 3 Oct 2010)
Features workshops, lectures, exhibitions, and portfolio reviews.

Hereford Photography Festival

Hereford, England
28 October - 26 November 2011
The theme will be 'Movement' with an emphasis on sport.

Paris Photo
Grand Palais, Paris, France
9 - 13 November
15th anniversary of Paris Photo. Artists and their work, dealers, and publishers, will enjoy an exceptional environment to show photography in all its diversity. This year's edition will turn the spotlight on African photography, from Bamako to Cape Town.

From The Telegraph issue of April 15


Sevillian said...

Harvey, are you going to come to Lodz this year again?

Julian Ward said...

Very interesting thanks Harvey Cheers Julian