Asia Photo Festival Circuit 2014
A growing list of photo festivals and events in the East, South and Southeast Asia Festival Circuit. We will be updating and adding to this list as we go.
Angkor Photo Festival
http://angkor-photo.com – Siem Reap, Cambodia. Southeast Asia’s longest-running festival. 9 Editions held annually between November and December. Read our exclusive interview: 10 Years of Angkor Photo Festival: Interview With Francoise Callier.
Bangkok International Photo Festival
Bangkok, Thailand. To be announced. A new locally produced international photography festival scheduled for 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.
Chobi Mela International Festival Of Photography
www.chobimela.org – Dhaka, Bangladesh. 7 Editions held biannually between January and February. 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. Produced by the India Habitat Centre and Nazar Foundation.
F28 Chiang Mai Month of Photography
http://www.f-28.org – Chiang Mai, Thailand. 1st Edition scheduled for February 2014. Produced by Documentary Arts Asia and The Chiang Mai University Faculty of Fine Art’s Photo Department.
Guizhou Photo China Original Photographic Exhibition
http://www.guizhou.co.uk/– Liupanshui, Guizhou, China. 6 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. 2 Editions held biannually between September 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.
Kuala Lumpur International Photography Biennale
http://klip.asia – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 1 Edition, Revival scheduled for August 2014. Program and details to be announced.
Kyotographie International Photography Festival
www.kyotographie.jp – Kyoto, Japan. 1 Edition. 2nd Edition scheduled for 19th April to 11th May 2014. Program to be announced.
Lianzhou International Photo Festival
http://www.lipfart.com – Lianzhou City, China. 8 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 – Lishui, China. 4 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. 1 Edition held annually in June. Produced in conjunction with the George Town Festival.
Pingyao International Photography Festival
www.pip919.com – Pingyao, China. 13 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. 6 Editions held annually between November and December immediately after the Angkor Photo Festival. Produced by the Institut français of Cambodia.
Pondi Photo Festival
http://pondyart.org – Pondicherry, India. 1 Edition held in March, 2014. Produced by Pondy ART.
Seoul Photo Festival
www.seoulphotofestival.com – Seoul, South Korea. 3 Editions held annually between November and December. Organised by the Seoul Metropolitan City.
Singapore International Photography Festival
www.sipf.sg – Singapore. 3 Editions held biannually in October. The 4th Edition is now calling for submissions. 4th Edition curators are Dr Charles Merewether, Dr Adele Tan, Tay Kay Chin, and Alexander Supartono.
Tokyo Photo Festival
http://www.tokyophoto.org – Tokyo, Japan. 5 Editions held annually between September and October. Fair Style.
Taipei Art Photo Fair
www.tac-art.com – Taipei, Taiwan. 1 Edition held annually in September. Fair Style. Organised by the Taiwan Art Connection.
Taipei Photography Festival
http://www.arttree.tw/tpf.htm – Taipei, Taiwan. 1 Edition 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. 2 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. 6 Editions held annually between January and February. Produced by Institut français de Birmanie.