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.
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.
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.
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.