Photo Festivals Asia Watch List 2016

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Photo Festivals Asia Watch List.

Photo Festivals Asia Watch List.

Photo Festivals Asia Watch List 2016


An evolving list of recommended 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.

New additions to the list include: Jimei X Arles: East West Encounters International Photo Festival, Photo Kathmandu, Chennai Photo Biennale and Suwon International Photo Festival.

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Angkor Photo Festival

http://angkor-photo.com Siem Reap, Cambodia. Southeast Asia’s longest-running festival. 11 Editions held annually between November and December.

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Bandung Photo Showcase (NEW)

facebook.com/BandungPhotoShowcase – First edition held in Bandung, Indonesia on 7th–17th March 2015.

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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.

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Chennai Photo Biennale (NEW)

http://chennaiphotobiennale.com – First Edition held 26th February – 13th March 2016. Organised by the Goethe-Institut Chennai and Travelling Lens.

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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.

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Chobi Mela International Festival Of Photography

www.chobimela.org – Biannual Photography Festival held in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 9th Edition with ‘Transitions’ theme scheduled for 3rd February 2017. One of Asia’s most respected and longest-running festivals founded by Shahidul Alam.

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Daegu Photo Biennale

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

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Dali International Photography Exhibition

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

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Delhi Photo Festival

www.delhiphotofestival.com – Delhi, India. Held biannually between October and November. 3rd Edition was held 30th October – 8th November 2015. Produced by the Nazar Foundation.

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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.

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FOCUS Photography Festival

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

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Goa International Photography Festival

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Jimei X Arles: East West Encounters International Photo Festival (NEW)

http://jimeiarles.org – First Edition held in Xiamen, China on 15th November – 16th December 2015. Jointly organised by Three Shadows Photography Art Centre and Les Rencontres d’Arles Photography Festival.

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Kyotographie International Photography Festival

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

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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.

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Lishui International Photography Festival

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

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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.

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Obscura Festival

www.obscurafestival.com – Penang, Malaysia. 3 Editions held annually in June. Produced in conjunction with the George Town Festival.

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PhotoBangkok Festival (NEW)

www.photobangkokfestival.com – Organised by Piyatat Hemmat and advised by Manit Sriwanichpoom in Bangkok, Thailand. First Edition held 29th July – 4th October 2015.

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PhotoJourn Festival (NEW)

www.photojournfestival.com – Documentary festival by PhotoJourn Association in Bangkok, Thailand. 2nd Edition scheduled for 25-27th March 2016.

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Photo Kathmandu (NEW)

http://www.photoktm.com – Organized by photo.circle. Second Edition scheduled for 21st October – 3rd November 2016.

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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.

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PhotoPhnomPenh

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

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Photo Shanghai

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

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Pondi Photo Festival

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

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Sensorium Fest

http://sensorium14.tumblr.com – Two editions held December 2014 and 2015 at Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Arts.

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Seoul Photo Festival

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

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Singapore International Photography Festival

www.sipf.sg – Biannual Photography Festival held in Singapore. 5th Edition scheduled for 6th October – 13th November 2016.

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Suwon International Photo Festival (NEW)

http://suwon.photo – Held in Suwon, South Korea. Third edition scheduled for December 2016.

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Tokyo Photo Festival

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

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Taipei Art Photo Fair

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

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Taipei Photography Festival

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

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Vision International Image Festival

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

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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.

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Yangon Photo Festival

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

 


Festival Pictures

11th Angkor Photo Festival, 2015

11th Angkor Photo Festival, 2015

PhotoBangkok Festival.

PhotoBangkok Festival.

Picture via Photo Kathmandu 2015.

Picture via Photo Kathmandu 2015.

Picture via Delhi Photo Festival 2015.

Picture via Delhi Photo Festival 2015.

Wang Xi at Pingyao Festival.

Wang Xi at Pingyao Festival.

Chobi Mela Photography Festival 2015.

Chobi Mela Photography Festival 2015.

Pingyao International Photography Festival, China.

Pingyao International Photography Festival, China.

Photo Kathmandu Festival.

Photo Kathmandu Festival.

Angkor Photo Festival 2015.

Angkor Photo Festival 2015.

Picture via PhotoBangkok Festival.

Picture via PhotoBangkok Festival.

Photograph via Chennai Photo Biennale.

Photograph via Chennai Photo Biennale.

Angkor Photo Festival 2015. Photo courtesy of the festival.

Angkor Photo Festival 2014. Photo courtesy of the festival.

Pingyao International Photography Festival, China.

Pingyao International Photography Festival, China.

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

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

Pablo Bartholomew at Xishuangbanna Foto Festival.

Pablo Bartholomew at Xishuangbanna Foto Festival.

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