Albert Watson, Ryuichi Sakamoto, New York City, 1989
Photo by Albert Watson
© Benjamin Millepied
© Pierre Sernet
Light Snow in Spring (Haru no usuyuki) / Keisai Eisen / 1822
Uragami Mitsuru collection
© Weronika Gęsicka
© Teppei Kaneuji
© Ismaïl Bahri
© Paolo Pellegrin
© Kosuke Okahara
© Alfred Ehrhardt
© Kenryou Gu
© Alberto Korda
© René Peña
© Alejandro González

KYOTOGRAPHIE international photography festival

7th Edition

The KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival is held annually over four weeks during the height of the spring tourist season in Kyoto, in a style that is unique in Asia. Exhibitions are spread across the city, staged creatively in various traditional and contemporary settings. The festival creates opportunities, bringing people together of all ages, cultures and backgrounds. Now recognized as one of the world’s leading photography events, KYOTOGRAPHIE has attracted some 560,000 visitors from within Japan and overseas since 2013.

Our theme for 2019 is “VIBE.”

A VIBE is 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, or remember a time. These invisible waves, both positive and negative alter our experience, they either separate us or connect us.

Lucille Reyboz & Yusuke Nakanishi,
Co-founders and Directors of KYOTOGRAPHIE