Photo Festivals Asia Watch List 2015

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Chobi Mela International Festival Of Photography 2015. Photo courtesy of the festival.

Chobi Mela International Festival Of Photography 2015. Photo courtesy of the festival.

Photo Festivals Asia Watch List 2015


An evolving, recommended list of photo festivals and events in the East, South and Southeast Asia Festival Circuit. We will be updating this list as we go. We welcome suggestions and recommendations to the list in the comments below.

Angkor Photo Festival

http://angkor-photo.com Siem Reap, Cambodia. Southeast Asia’s longest-running festival. 10 Editions held annually between November and December.

Bandung Photo Showcase

facebook.com/BandungPhotoShowcase – New photography showcase held in Bandung, Indonesia. Scheduled for 7–17th March 2015.

Bangkok International Photo Festival

Bangkok, Thailand. To be announced. A new locally produced international photography festival scheduled for September 2015.

Beijing Photo Biennal

www.photobiennial.com – Beijing, China. 1 Edition held from 24th October to 7th December, 2013. Organised by China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Ministry of Culture of P.R.C. and Beijing Municipal Government.

Chiang Mai Photo Festival

www.cmphotofest.com – Inaugural Edition held 20–28th February 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. With a focus on student and emerging talent, CMPF is organised by the Photographic Art Department of Media and Design, Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University.

Chobi Mela International Festival Of Photography

www.chobimela.org – Biannual Photography Festival held in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 8th Edition held between 23rd January to 5th February 2015. One of Asia’s most respected festivals founded by Shahidul Alam.

Daegu Photo Biennale

http://daeguphoto.com – Daegu, South Korea. 4 Editions held biannually between September and December.

Dali International Photography Exhibition

www.dipephoto.com – Dali City, China. 5 Editions held annually in August.

Delhi Photo Festival

www.delhiphotofestival.com – Delhi, India. 2 Editions held biannually between October and November. 3rd Edition scheduled for 2015. Produced by the India Habitat Centre and Nazar Foundation.

Festival Foto Surabaya

www.festivalfotosurabaya.com – 2nd Edition will be held in May 2015 in Surabaya, Indonesia. Organised by Matanesia Community and Kopi Jahe Photo Community.

FOCUS Photography Festival

focusfestivalmumbai.com – Annual photography festival held in Mumbai, India.

Goa International Photography Festival

http://www.goaphoto.in – New annual photography festival in Panaji, India. Inaugural edition held in February–March 2015.

Guizhou Photo China Original Photographic Exhibition

http://www.guizhou.co.uk/– Liupanshui, Guizhou, China. 7 Editions held annually in August. Produced by China News Service.

Higashikawa International Photo Festival

http://photo-town.jp – Higashikawa Town, Hokkaido, Japan. Includes Awards, held annually since 1985 between August and September. Organised by the Higashikawa Town Council.

Hong Kong International Photo Festival

www.hkphotofest.org – Hong Kong. 3 Editions held biannually between August and November. Produced by the Hong Kong Photographic Culture Association.

IPA Photo Books Show

invisiblephotographer.asia – Singapore. 2 Editions held between October and December. Specialty focus on Asia Photo Books. Produced by Invisible Photographer Asia.

Kyotographie International Photography Festival

www.kyotographie.jp – Kyoto, Japan. 3rd Edition scheduled for 18th April to 10th May 2015.

Lianzhou International Photo Festival

http://www.lipfart.com – Lianzhou City, China. 9 Editions held annually between November and December. Produced by Guang Dong Government and Guangdong Museum of Art.

Lishui International Photography Festival

http://book.ofpix.com/about – Lishui, China. 5 Editions held biannually in November. Produced by China Photographers Association and Lishui local government.

Mt.Rokko International Photo Festival

http://rokkophotofestival.com – Kobe, Japan. 1 Edition, held annually between August and September. Organised by RAIEC – Mt.ROKKO Art Initiative for Education & Communication.

Obscura Festival

www.obscurafestival.com – Penang, Malaysia. 2 Editions held annually in June. Produced in conjunction with the George Town Festival.

Pingyao International Photography Festival

www.pip919.com – Pingyao, China. 14 Editions held annually in September. Established in 2001 and considered China’s longest-running and largest international photo festival.

PhotoPhnomPenh

www.institutfrancais-cambodge.com/ppp – Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 7 Editions held annually between November and December immediately after the Angkor Photo Festival. Produced by the Institut français of Cambodia.

Photo Shanghai

www.photoshanghai.org – 1st Edition Photography Fair held in September 2014 in Shanghai, China. Organised by World Photography Organisation (WPO).

Pondi Photo Festival

http://pondyart.org – Pondicherry, India. Produced by Pondy ART.

Seoul Photo Festival

www.seoulphotofestival.com – Seoul, South Korea. 4 Editions held annually between November and December. Organised by the Seoul Metropolitan City.

Singapore International Photography Festival

www.sipf.sg – Biannual Photography Festival held in Singapore. 4th Edition held between October–November 2014.

Tokyo Photo Festival

http://www.tokyophoto.org – Tokyo, Japan. 6 Editions held annually between September and October. Fair Style.

Taipei Art Photo Fair

www.tac-art.com – Taipei, Taiwan. 2 Edition held annually in September. Fair Style. Organised by the Taiwan Art Connection.

Taipei Photography Festival

http://www.arttree.tw/tpf.htm – Taipei, Taiwan. 2 Editions held annually between November to December.

Vision International Image Festival

www.visionimagefestival.com – Bali, Indonesia. 1 Edition held so far during 5th–20th October 2013. Organised by Indonesia Horizon.

Xishuangbanna Foto Festival

www.photoint.net/zhuanti/xishuangbanna – Jinghung City, China. 3 Editions held between January and February. Produced by Publicity Department of CPC of Xishuangbanna Prefecture and Yunnan Photographers Association.

Yangon Photo Festival

www.yangonphoto.com – Yangon, Myanmar. 7th Edition held 13th–21st February 2015. Produced by Institut français de Birmanie.

 


Festival Pictures

PhotoPhnomPenh 2015. Photo courtesy of the festival.

PhotoPhnomPenh 2015. Photo courtesy of the festival.

Photo Shanghai 2014. Photo courtesy of the fair.

Photo Shanghai 2014. Photo courtesy of the fair.

Chiang Mai Photo Festival 2015. Photo courtesy of the festival.

Chiang Mai Photo Festival 2015. Photo courtesy of the festival.

Angkor Photo Festival 2015. Photo courtesy of the festival.

Angkor Photo Festival 2014. Photo courtesy of the festival.

Singapore International Photography Festival 2014. Photo courtesy of the festival.

Singapore International Photography Festival 2014. Photo courtesy of the festival.

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  1. Please can you tell me if the Lianzhou foto festival will be held in 2015.
    And if there will be a Beijing Bienalle in this year?
    Xie xie,
    JOhn

    1. Will there be a Beijing Biennial this year (2015)?
      And why didn’t you answer my query about Lianzou foto festival in 2015?
      I am not impressed by your service.
      Xie xie,
      John

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