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A Preview of the Most Awaited Photography Events in 2023 Around the World

Photography is not just about capturing moments but also exploring emotions, perspectives, and various art forms. As we move towards 2023, the realm of photography events is expanding, providing ample opportunities for photographers worldwide to challenge themselves and showcase their work. From photo festivals to competitions, these events not only offer new avenues for learning but also offer exposure to a diverse range of photography works. Without further ado, here is a list of the most anticipated photography events in the United States and around the world in 2023.

Les Rencontres d'Arles - Arles, France
Date: July 3 to Sept 24, 2023
Social Media: Instagram - @rencontresarles; Facebook - Rencontres d'Arles
Summary: One of the biggest and most anticipated photography festivals in the world, Les Rencontres d'Arles has been celebrating the art of photography for over 50 years. The festival features exhibits and displays from artists, photojournalists, and photographers worldwide, which include an exhibition opening night, performances, and film screenings.

Photolucida's Critical Mass - Portland, Oregon, USA
Date: May to June 2023 (Finalists announced in September)
Social Media: Instagram - @photolucida; Facebook - Photolucida
Summary: Photolucida's Critical Mass is an online photography competition that features emerging and established photographers. The finalists are selected according to the votes from a diverse judging panel selected each year, followed by a photographic exhibition.

Eddie Adams Workshop - New York, USA
Date: October 2023
Social Media: Instagram - @eddieadamsworkshop; Facebook - Eddie Adams Workshop
Summary: The Eddie Adams Workshop is a prestigious, invitation-only, four-day intensive event for upcoming photographers worldwide. The program provides photojournalism assignments that test the photographers' capabilities and further develops their expertise.

World Press Photo Festival - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: April and May 2023 (Exact Dates TBA)
Social Media: Instagram - @worldpressphoto; Facebook - World Press Photo
Summary: The World Press Photo Festival is an annual event that celebrates the most significant photojournalism works of the year. The festival features out-of-the-box exhibitions that showcase contemporary photojournalism works and the potential of the photographic form's future.

Photoville - New York, USA
Date: September 14 to 24, 2023
Social Media: Instagram - @photoville; Facebook - Photoville
Summary: Produced by United Photo Industries, Photoville is an accessible, yet comprehensive photography event that comprises photography exhibitions, panels, lectures, workshops, and nighttime outdoor programming. The exhibits feature works from over 50 photographers, all showcased in over 90 exhibitions.

As a photography enthusiast, attending photography events worldwide can provide you with opportunities to interact with artists, photographers, and industry experts. Whether you are looking for a platform to showcase your work or learn new techniques, the above-listed photography events in 2023 are worth attending. These events offer a cultural, creative experience that is sure to leave an impact on your photography journey for years to come. So, gear up and pack your equipment because 2023 is set out to be an outstanding year in the world of photography.

Upcoming Community Events - March 2023

*Last update: March 4, 2023

Brooklyn Film Camera hosts NY's largest film photography gathering!

March 5, 2023

brooklyn film camera hosts new york's largest film photography gathering


NYC Film Photo Gathering: Winter Edition is the perfect opportunity for film photographers and camera enthusiasts to come together and connect. On March 5, join Brooklyn Film Camera, Wyckoff Windows, Lomography, Beers & Cameras, and Brooklyn Brewery in a celebration of all things film photography! Enjoy workshops, demos, drinks, music, food and more - plus raffle giveaways from your favorite film photography brands. Bring any type of camera you have - SLR cameras, rangefinders, point-and-shoots, Polaroids, pinholes, field cameras and even motion picture or still cameras. Whether it's standard format or large format; celluloid or instant - if it shoots film and you love it - bring it along to this unforgettable gathering! All ages welcome. Free to attend.


PolaCon Bay Area
March 11-13, 2023

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The world's first (and only?) three-day instant film conference returns to the Bay Area in March 2022!

For PolaConBayArea, we’ll feature more than 20 instant photography-related events from workshops, demos and sessions (from cyanotype demos to FP negative bleaching to a loft/transfer demo to “Instax in a 4x5” to instant 8x10s and more) with guest speakers and photographers to Saturday’s Zines & Things Swap Meet (bring your photography zines, small prints or other photo-related art to show, share, swap or sell) to an instant film exhibition, as well as film- and camera-specific meet-ups and demos – in addition to four unique PolaWalks in distinctive, picturesque areas led by IFS members from across the U.S.

Highlighted walks include Friday’s sure-to-be unforgettable Neon-at-Night Chinatown PolaWalk through San Francisco’s historic Chinatown, which is the oldest in North America. Saturday morning’s Mission District Murals PolaWalk – the area is a vibrant must-see stop when visiting the Bay Area. Oh, and there’s Sunday’s San Francisco Bay Ferry ride over to Oakland for a Photowalk lead by the East Bay Photo Collective (EBPCO).

March 12, 2023

Awesome Cameras Pop-Up Shop

March 12, 9am - 2pm at Daydream Surf Shop, 864 W 16th St, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Cameras and more, come hang out and chat.

March 19, 2023

35M Photo Lab Spring Fever Photo Picnic

Reservations required:

Join us for a spring photo picnic on Sunday, 3/19 from 10am - 2 pm. Come shoot photos, meet photographers, and spend the afternoon with us!

Sun, March 19, 2023, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT

Griffith Park (Specific Location Announced Later) 4730 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027