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
Masahisa Fukase (Japan)
Alberto García-Alix (Spain)
Jean-Paul Goude (France) presented by BMW with a special CHANEL X GOUDE highlight
Lauren Greenfield (U.S.A.)
Romuald Hazoumè (Republic of Benin)
Frank Horvat (France) « Un moment d’une femme » presented by CHANEL NEXUS HALL
Gideon Mendel (South Africa) « Drowning World »
Izumi Miyazaki (Japan)
Tomomi Morita (Japan)
Yukio Nakagawa (Japan)
Tadashi Ono (Japan)
Stephen Shames (U.S.A.) « Power to the People »
Claude Dityvon (France)
Lui Bolin X Ruinart
In 2018, the 4th KYOTOGRAPHIE International Portfolio Review will held at the Hyatt Regency Kyoto from the 14th to 15th of April, 2018
KYOTOGRAPHIE will presents special events for photographers presented by exhibiting artists and our partner organizations.
These events are customized and produced to create opportunity and to help develop photographic practice. The full listing is announced our website.
Participating photographers & curator
François Cheval – « History of Photography » April 7th & 8th 10:00 – 18:00
Gideon Mendel – « Memory and Materiality » April 15th and 16th 10:00 – 18:00
(with mandatory attendance to the public talk event by Gideon Mendel and his curator Mark Sealy on 14th)
Hanne van der Woude – Talk event and « TEAMING UP: Portrait sessions with elderly » April 26th and 27th 10:00 – 18:00
(with mandatory attendace to the public talk event by Hanne van der Woude in the AM hours on 26th )