Kyotographie - International Photography Festival 2024

  • Opens
    13 Apr 2024
  • Ends
    12 May 2024
  • Founded
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  • Location Kyoto, Japan

Kyotographie aims to foster an appreciation of photography as a medium and art form, highlighting sites of historical importance and finding new ways to relate with unique space design.


Held in the spring in the ancient city of Kyoto, the festival is one of the few international artistic events taking place in Japan. Valuable collections of photography and works by internationally renowned artists are exhibited in elegant, historic buildings as well as modern architectural spaces. Some shows feature the work of traditional artisans, while others highlight collaborations with the most modern technology. The exhibitions are presented outside the traditional galley format and work in harmony with the spaces in which they reside.

With 13 exhibitions over 12 venues, the new edition of the festival founded by Lucille Reyboz and Yusuke Nakanishi, explores the theme Source, seen as the beginning, the initiator, the origin of all things. It is the creation of life, a place where conflict arises or freedom is obtained; it is the space in which something is found, born, or created. Regardless of our life’s juncture, we stand at a crossroads, oscillating between returning to the primal origin and beginning something new. It is from this sacred space that the symphony of life, love, and pain reverberates.

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