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Kyotographie 2016 - Shinichi Suzuki II, Tea Ceremony, Musée Guimet

Kyotographie 2016 - Shinichi Suzuki II, Tea Ceremony, Musée Guimet


The Kyoto International Photography Festival offers a fascinating dive into this art in exhibition spaces throughout the city, both inspired and inspiring. See you at the 6th edition, from April 14th to May 13th, 2018.

KYOTOGRAPHIE is one of the most important photography festivals in Asia and the world. It was started in 2013 by two passionate photographers: the French Lucille Reyboz and the Japanese Yusuke Nakanishi. Each spring, for one month, artists of all ages and from all backgrounds exhibit their work in both traditional and contemporary styles.

The exhibitions are scattered throughout Kyoto. A tea house, an old school, a Meiji era bank, temples and gardens, even a kimono workshop serve as temporary havens to create subtle scenographies where works and space are in harmony. The goal is to nurture intergenerational exchanges, create links between cultures and showcase new talent.

UP (2018)

The sixth edition of the Franco-Japanese photography festival, Kyotographie, has already been announced. It will take place from April 14 to May 13, 2018, in the heart of Kyoto city. More information to come soon.

LOVE (2017)

The 2017 edition of KYOTOGRAPHIE took place between April 15th to May 14th, 2017. The 5th edition celebrated love through photography. Indeed, lasts year's theme was "LOVE". Artists and visitors were invited to think of photography as a love story, because love is what connects us to each other and to nature.

The 16 exhibitions invited visitors to share different visions of love and diversity, through the lens of each photographer. The festival also featured Masterclasses, given by two world-renowned photographers, Zalene Muholi and Isabel Muñoz, as well as two days of portfolio reviews. Discussions, debates, and workshops were also on the schedule for the festival. 


The 2016 edition featured 14 exhibitions featuring dozens of internationally renowned Japanese and foreign photographers. The theme: the circle of life, from birth to death. Artists and the public were invited to think about man's role in nature and its eternal cycles.

Kyotographie offers other events, and workshops, particularly in connection with education and youth. With nearly 90,000 visitors every year - professionals, amateurs, and tourists - KYOTOGRAPHIE has become, thanks to its eclecticism, one of the most renowned photography festivals.

Another angle

The opportunity to discover Kyoto from another angle at a delightful and flourishing time of year. See you in the spring!

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