Supporting contemporary photography since 2012

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About Us

PhMuseum is a curated platform dedicated to the visual language and its culture.

The project was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is currently based in Bologna, Italy. Our home is a multifunctional space called PhMuseum Lab. Our community annual gathering is the PhMuseum Days International Photography Festival.

Since 2012 we have been focused to find innovative ways to display photography, engage, educate, and connect. Our mission is to discover, support and promote photographers, working as an innovative talent incubator.

What we do

Our activities are open worldwide. Improve your photography skills, finance your project, exhibit your work and stay in the loop thanks to these opportunities:


Over more than a decade, we have supported more than 100 photographers with €240,000 in cash prizes and another 300 with exhibition, residency and screening opportunities at festivals such as PhEST, Getxophoto, Organ Vida, Cortona OTM, Lagos Photo, Verzasca Foto, JIPFest and our own PhMuseum Days.

Awardees include Max Pinckers, Poulomi Basu, Alejandro Cartagena, Jacob Aue Sobol, Bieke Depoorter, Laura El-Tantawy, Alejandro Chaskielberg and Thomas Van Houtryve.

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From one-to-one sessions to a wide range of masterclasses, our online education program is helping a new generation of photographers to reach the international stage. Former alumni include Marisol Mendez, Riccardo Svelto, Allan Salas, Robin Alysha Clemens, Monty Kaplan, and Lee-Ann Olwage.

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PhMuseum Days Festival @ Cassero, Bologna

© PhMuseum Days Festival @ Cassero, Bologna


Born in 2021, PhMuseum Days is our International Photography Festival based in Bologna, Italy. Its aim is to provide more opportunities to the photographers of our community, and offer a playground to share the visual language with the public.

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Founded in 2020, PhMuseum Lab is a multi-purpose space where we share the online experience of the PhMuseum and stimulate a dialogue between digital opportunities and physical interactions. Activities comprise exhibitions, book presentations, and a studio for shootings.

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Explore contemporary photography through our articles and book reviews. Explore our database of visual projects. Discover Festivals and Awards with our curated lists and iOS app.

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We have been pioneering online photography exhibitions, with the first virtual show launched in 2013. Recently we focus more on physical exhibitions through Lab and Festival to keep developing our expertise and increase the dialogue between online and offline.

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PhMuseum Days Festival

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Our contacts

You are welcome to get in touch with us. Below you can find our contacts, please be sure to write to the most appropriate in order to receive a quicker answer.

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