LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph

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“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 Times

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 three “INsight” photographers, 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.

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Email – contact (at) look3 (dot) org

Phone – 434.977.3687

Address – PO Box 1541, Charlottesville, VA 22902


2012 LOOK3 Guest Curators

David Griffin, Visuals Editor, The Washington Post
Vincent J. Musi, Photographer


LOOK3 Founders

    Michael “Nick” Nichols, Co-Executive Director, LOOK3; Editor-at-Large, National Geographic magazine

    Jessica Nagle, Co-Executive Director, LOOK3; Co-founder SNL Financial

    Will Kerner, Photographer

    Jon Golden, Photographer


LOOK3 Staff

    Andrew Owen, Managing Director

    Lisa Draine, Festival Manager

    Jenna Pirog, Technical Producer

    Rachael Dealy Salisbury, Exhibits Coordinator

    Gina Martin, Social Media/BOOKstore Coordinator

    Kristi Norgaard, Graphic Designer

    Thomas Pierce, Writer

    Kate Fowler, Intern

    Anna Kibiloski, Intern

    Lauren Lukow, Intern

    Kelly Murphy, Intern

    Jesse Saldana, Intern

Board of Advisors

    David Griffin, Visuals Editor, The Washington Post

    Melissa Harris, Editor-in-Chief, Aperture magazine

    Kathy Ryan, Director of Photography, The New York Times Magazine

    Scott Thode, Editor, VII The Magazine

    Yolanda Cuomo, Creative Director, Yolanda Cuomo Design

    Vincent J. Musi, Photographer, Master of Ceremonies

Friends of the Festival

MaryAnne Golon, David Alan Harvey, Eugene Richards and Janine Altongy, James Nachtwey, Darlene and Jeff Anderson, Dorothy Batten, Greg and Ginger Graham, Sarah and Doug DuPont, Sissy Spacek and Jack Fisk, Jane Matthews, Mark Giles, John and Renee Grisham, Martin Gisborne, Brian Storm,Rick Shaw, Alex Chadwick, Jean-Francois Leroy, Steve Winter and Sharon Guynup, Cristina Mittermeier, Gabe Silverman, Mike Sheras, Justin Stailey, Jason Lappa, Meredith Montague, Will May, Andy Hord, Anna Magee