LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph

Festival Info

“Pinch me if I’m dreaming, but walking down the mall of Charlottesville last night was like being in Arles in the late 1970s. Photographers everywhere, clumps of them, sitting at outdoor cafes as the heat of the day left the pavement, a palpable sense of excited anticipation before Mary Ellen Mark’s talk…. All that was missing was the sight of a young Ralph Gibson holding court surrounded by a bevy of eager, attractive admirers.” – Andy Grundberg, The New York TimesLooking back at LOOK3 2012 from LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph on Vimeo.

LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph is a celebration of photography, created by photographers, for those who share a passion for the still image. The Festival features exhibits and on-stage appearances of our INsight artists, as well as exhibitions, outdoor projections, workshops and interviews over three days and nights. Support LOOK3 with a tax-deductible donation! Billed as “3 days of peace, love and photography,”the Festival is designed to bring together the international photography community and create opportunities for attendees and artists to share images, ideas, and to be inspired.

  • Partners

    LOOK3 would not be possible without the tremendous support of our partners and patrons. The festival is extremely grateful for the continued partnership with National Geographic magazine and Canon USA.

  • Schedule

    The 2013 Festival took place June 13-15 in Charlottesville, Virginia. We’ll have announcements about upcoming plans in late 2013. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  • Travel & Lodging

    Charlottesville is located in Central Virginia and is easily accessible by plane, train, bus, and of course, personal vehicle. There are a variety of lodging options in Charlottesville, including hotels, bed and breakfasts, and UVa housing options.

  • Registration & Parking

    Registration begins on Thursday morning. Parking vouchers will be available for two parking garages located on the downtown mall and can be purchased  for a reduced daily rate.

  • Contact / Who We Are

    LOOK3 is a 501(c)3 non-profit based in Charlottesville, VA founded in 2006. Through exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and projection events, LOOK3 brings the highest quality photography into the public realm and creates a vital gathering for photographers and the public to connect, be inspired, and receive training.

  • Blog

    The best way to relive the Festival and to experience LOOK3 online is through our blog, as we live-blog from the talks, share photos at each event, post video interviews, and explore the experience that is LOOK3. Big thanks to Corbis for their support as the official Broadcast partner at LOOK3.

  • Volunteer

    Volunteering at LOOK3 is a great way to experience the festival, meet new people, and make an important contribution to the success of these three days in Charlottesville. Volunteers will receive a free LOOK3 T-shirt and complimentary tickets to our opening and closing events.

  • Donate

    Your gift to LOOK3 makes a big impact. Donations are 100% tax-deductible and support the festival’s vision to remain as accessible and non-commercial as possible. Contributions fund free public installations, gallery shows, and community outreach initiatives, and keep ticket prices affordable. Thank you for supporting LOOK3!

  • Festival Map

    Check out the map for all exhibit and event locations around the Downtown Mall!

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