The theme for this year - VIBE

Sep 19th
Oct 18th
Venue: Kyoto City When: Sep 19th - Oct 18th 2020, 12:00am - 11:59pm

The 7th edition of the annual KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival is back, presenting over 13 exhibitions centered around the theme ‘VIBE’, and will be shown in iconic venues around Kyoto with original scenography.

‘VIBE’ is the selected theme for this year and described by the festival organisers as a ‘distinctive emotional atmosphere, something sensed intuitively and deeply connected to our mood. Vibes rush over you when you meet a person, confront a memory or event, visit a place, hear a piece of music.’ Along the stellar lineup of exhibitions for this year include a look at life in Cuba through the lenses of three Cuban photographers, a Magnum Live Lab in Kyoto and exhibitions by various internationally acclaimed photographers.

KYOTOGRAPHIE will be held from September 19th – October 18th this year – purchasing a Passport Ticket (available at a pre-sale price of 3500 yen, and available during the length of the festival at 4000 yen) allows you access to each of the main program exhibition sites once.

This event was postponed in the wake of COVID-19; current dates on the page reflect the new event date.

Getting there

KYOTOGRAPHIE 2019 is located at various sites around Kyoto city.

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Singaporean who lived in Melbourne, Australia for 3 years, and undertook a journalism degree. A lover of soul, funk music (Motown especially), and many other forms of music. Love meeting new people, and creative things (art, fashion, photography, design, films...). Currently working at JapanTravel in Tokyo as Operations Manager for the Travel Agency department, and chasing spelling mistakes/grammatical errors in Tokyo

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Kim B a year ago
Really striking images!
Elena Lisina a year ago
Interesting event! I'd like to visit as a photographer.