The 6th edition of the KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival will be held from April 14th–May 13th 2018, presenting over 13 exhibitions centered around the theme “UP”, all shown in iconic Kyoto venues with original scenography.
The Kyotographie International Photography Festival is held annually over four weeks during the height of the spring tourist season in Kyoto, in a style that is unique in Asia. Exhibitions are spread across the city, staged creatively in various traditional and contemporary settings. The festival create opportunities, bringing people together of all ages, cultures and backgrounds. Now recognized as one of the world’s leading photography events, KYOTOGRAPHIE has attracted some 380,000 visitors from within Japan and overseas since 2013.
Our theme for 2018 is “UP.” In today’s world it is easy to feel burdened, pulled down by the issues we face personally and as a global community. In 2018, KYOTOGRAPHIE invites you to look around, to look inside, in order to better look UP and trigger new personal and collective impetus towards ourselves and each other, to change our world through awareness, action and creation. Our hope is that visitors encounter UP in the various forms presented in KYOTOGRAPHIE 2018 and engage with these diverse values, in turn changing mindsets and going UP in our own way!
Lucille Reyboz & Yusuke Nakanishi,
Co-founders and Directors of KYOTOGRAPHIE
1. Masahisa Fukase (Japan)
2. Alberto García-Alix (Spain)
3. Jean-Paul Goude (France) presented by BMW with a special CHANEL °— GOUDE highlight
4. Lauren Greenfield (U.S.A.)
5. Romuald Hazoumè (Republic of Benin)
6. Frank Horvat (France) « Un moment d’une femme » presented by CHANEL NEXUS HALL
7. K-NARF (France)
8. Gideon Mendel (South Africa) « Drowning World »
9. Izumi Miyazaki (Japan)
10. Tomomi Morita (Japan)
11. Yukio Nakagawa (Japan)
12. Tadashi Ono (Japan)
13. Stephen Shames (U.S.A.) « Power to the People »
*All programs, exhibitions and venues will be announced soon.
*Additional programs announced in February 2018.