Call for artists, galleries and host locations for Louisville’s Premier Photographic Festival

Welcome to the 11th Louisville Photo Biennial!

The 2019 Louisville Photo Biennial will be held this fall the dates have been set for September 20-November 10, 2019 throughout Louisville Metro and surrounding communities including Southern Indiana, Frankfort, Bardstown, and Lexington. Our 50+ photography exhibitions – spanning traditional to contemporary, local to global work – are mounted at museums, galleries, universities, and cultural institutions. The Louisville Photo Biennial also presents accompanying workshops, public lectures and panel discussions to stimulate learning and reinforce visual literacy. Our goal is to educate via meaningful dialogue and bridge understanding in our diverse world through this dynamic medium. Photography has the power to transmit such messages across all demographics.

Started in 1999 by four East Market Street galleries, the Louisville Photo Biennial has grown to encompass sixty photographic exhibits at fifty-three venues throughout Metro Louisville, southern Indiana, and central Kentucky. This amazing cooperative effort between galleries, museums, colleges, universities, and other cultural institutions celebrates the medium of photography through a rich variety of exhibits including fine art, documentary, design, historic and even every-day snapshot photography. Once again, we are pleased to present works by photographers of national and international fame, as well as our extremely talented local and regional photographers.

In addition, we are also offering numerous educational opportunities through artist’s and curator’s talks, receptions, panel discussions, workshops, and other public events.

One very important aspect of the Louisville Photo Biennial is that almost all of the exhibits and activities may be enjoyed for free. Photography is the most widespread art form, one which we all practice and enjoy in one way or another. It is very important to our participating artists and organizations that the cultural richness provided by the Louisville Photo Biennial is accessible to everyone.

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Want to feature your work on the First Friday Hop as part of the Photo Biennial? Send us a message about your work and who you are to be invited to join us. We have locations that are juried and unjuried all ages and mature.  Please join us as an artist or as a sponsor or supporter of the arts in Louisville. Please use the form below to get started. 




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