LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph

2012 Featured Events & Exhibits

  • Event Coverage

    Corbis live coverage of the 2012 festival, with live blogging, photos, and exclusive interviews over the course of the festival.

  • SHOTS & WORKS 2012

    SHOTS and WORKS are evening projections in the Charlottesville Pavilion. Established professionals and emerging artists are given the rare opportunity to fully express an entire project to a large audience free from typical commercial constraints.

  • BD Hope for a Healthy World

    BD’s Hope for a Healthy World Photo Competition invites photographers to submit work that showcase efforts directed at fighting disease and addressing public health issues. All winners’ work will become part of their traveling global health exhibit.

  • Profoundly Human

    National Geographic magazine presents "Profoundly Human: the photographs of Lynn Johnson" a retrospective of Lynn's work with the magazine.

  • Aperture at Sixty Library

    The Aperture at Sixty Library reflects some of the highlights of Aperture’s publishing program, and its contribution to the evolving narrative of photography.

  • The Truth Booth

    In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth) is an installation comprised of a touring, portable, inflatable 'Truth Booth'. The exterior is iconically shaped like a giant cartoon speech bubble and the interior acts much like a photo booth, but serves to compile 2 minute long video responses from the public.

  • POYi 2012

    Pictures of the Year International presents the winners of their 69th annual photography competition. POYi is committed to promoting the outstanding work of photojournalists and extending the reach of their work to citizens worldwide.

  • INsight Artists 2012

    This three-night event offers audiences the rare opportunity to listen and learn from the artists who have helped define the art of picture-making.

  • Community Exhibitions and Events

    LOOK3 encourages local galleries and shops to exhibit photography exhibits during the entire month of June. In addition to the festival exhibits be sure to check out all of these local exhibitions and events!

  • Masters Talks

    The LOOK3 Masters Talks present six contemporary artists whose work stands out for its subject matter, process, and artistic vision.


    The TREES exhibit is a hallmark of the LOOK3 Festival that features images from nature suspended on banners high in the trees along Charlottesville’s outdoor pedestrian mall. The TREES exhibit is ecologically centered to promote environmental awareness and conservation.

  • YourSpace & BOOKstore

    At the YourSpace exhibit, Festival attendees can produce and display their own photographs in this public exhibit space. YourSpace is also home to the BOOKstore, where we have a selection of featured artists’ books and LOOK3 t-shirts available for purchase.

Looking Back

  • Festival 2013

    The LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph returns to downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, on June 13-15, 2013, with exhibits, interviews, workshops, and projections curated by Melissa Harris and Yolanda Cuomo.

  • Festival 2011

    The LOOK3 Festival in 2011 was a resounding success! With guest curators Scott Thode and Kathy Ryan, 2011 was a banner year for LOOK3 with sold attendance and an outstanding lineup of presenting photographers.

  • Festival 2009

    The 2009 Festival was curated by MaryAnne Golon, and featured such legendary photographers as Sylvia Plachy, Gilles Peress, and Martin Parr.

  • Festival 2008

    Curated by Michael "Nick" Nichols, our 2008 festival featured INsight artists Mary Ellen Mark, Joel-Peter Witkin, and James Nachtwey.

  • Festival 2007

    Curated by Nick Nichols, the festival's first official year was a great success, featuring INsight artists Sally Mann, William Albert Allard, and Eugene Richards.