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KYOTOGRAPHIE is a unique project created by photographers and artists. In order to ensure the freedom of our festival we are proud to operate almost entirely from private support. Through the “FRIENDS of KYOTOGRAPHIE” we invite you to become a valued member of the festival. 2017.1.26

フランス国立ギメ東洋美術館・写真コレクションより 山茂堂「結婚式」1870 年代
Guimet National Museum of Asian Arts, Photographic collections Theater of Love
© MNAAG.

アーノルド・ニューマン「イゴール・ストラヴィンスキー、作曲家・指揮者」ニューヨーク、1946年
Arnold Newman, Igor Stravinsky, composer and conductor, New York, 1946
© 1946 Arnold Newman / Getty Images

山城知佳子 《土の人》 2016年 協力:あいちトリエンナーレ 2016
Chikako Yamashiro, Mud man, 2016 in cooperation with AICHI TRIENNALE 2016
© Chikako Yamashiro, Courtesy of Yumiko Chiba Associates

ジャダ・リパ《The Yokohama Project 1867 - 2016》シリーズより、2015年
Giada Ripa, from The Yokohama Project 1867-2016 series, 2015
© Giada Ripa

ハンネ・ファン・デル・ワウデ「バスタブに入る兄弟たち」マラコフ、フランス、2011年
Hanne van der Woude, Brothers in the tub, Mas Malakoff, 2011
© Hanne van der Woude

吉田亮人「Falling Leaves」 2017年
Akihito Yoshida "Falling Leaves" 2017
© Akihito Yoshida

スーザン・バーネット「Life is Love」2014年
Susan Barnett, "Life is Love", 2014
© Susan Barnett

ラファエル・ダラポルタ「The elusive Chauvet – Pont-d’Arc Cave(Éditions Xavier Barral) 」2016年
Raphaël Dallaporta, The elusive Chauvet – Pont-d’Arc Cave (Éditions Xavier Barral, 2016)
© Raphaël Dallaporta / Éditions Xavier Barral

ルネ・グローブリ「The Eye of Love, # 535」
René Groebli, The Eye of Love, # 535
© René Groebli, The Eye of Love, # 535, 1953. Courtesy Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Paris

ロバート・メイプルソープ「Tulip」1984年
Robert Mapplethorpe, Tulip, 1984
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission.

イサベル・ムニョス 「イスタンブール、トルコ」《メヴレヴィー教団》シリーズより、2008 年
Isabel Muñoz, Istambul, Turquie, from the Mevleví series, 2008
© Isabel Muñoz

ヤン・カレン「ノコ I / 牧神祭具店 / 京都」2017年
Yan Kallen, Wood Saw I, Maki Shinto Ritual Articles, Kyoto, 2017
© Yan Kallen

荒木経惟 「机上の愛」2016年
Nobuyoshi Araki, A Desktop Love, 2016
© Nobuyoshi Araki, Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery

Photography by TOILETPAPER: Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari.

ザネレ・ムホリ「Nolwazi II, Nuoro, Italy」2015年
Zanele Muholi, Nolwazi II, Nuoro, Italy, 2015
© Zanele/Stevenson/Yancey Richardson

agnés b. Photographic Collection
オリヴィア・ビー「Pre-Kiss」2010年
Olivia Bee, Pre-Kiss, 2010
© Olivia Bee of the artist and Collection agnés b.

Organizer: KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival
Co-organizers: Kyoto City, Kyoto Municipal Board of Education

Main Sponsor : BMW


BMW i3 free rental program, BMW i3 free shuttle car, BMW rental cycles

Cooperated by

Culture City of East Asia 2017 Kyoto,
ICOM (International Council of Museums) Kyoto 2019

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 exhibitions and events create 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 250,000 visitors from within Japan and overseas since 2013.


Burk Uzzle (American photojournalist, previously member of Magnum Photos and president from 1979 to 1980)

For its 5th anniversary edition, KYOTOGRAPHIE wishes to celebrate LOVE.
Those feelings and concepts we call LOVE vary according to our background, including our religion, our view of history, where we come from, and our living environment. Such differences, however, can at times cause indifference, or turn love to hate, giving rise to serious problems that plague modern society, such as violence toward the vulnerable. This may be why humans know love to be so precious, and why we instinctively seek it in many forms.
“To LOVE” essentially means recognizing the existence of and connecting with things outside ourselves. Through LOVE we connect with other people, with society, with nature, with art, and with ourselves. With LOVE the world can become a more peaceful place.
It is our continuing dream, in making this festival a reality, to share “LOVE” through photography.

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

Tickets on sale at KYOTOGRAPHIE venues*.

PASSPORT Tickets

PASSPORT Tickets on sale at Pia, e+ or KYOTOGRAPHIE venues (Not available at free exhibitions).
It is available to enter once at every exhibition sites except 16 Associated programs.

Adults=3,000yen
Students(University, High school students)=2,000yen

Petit Passport Adults=1,500yen
3 Venues(except 16 Associated Program)/One day

Ticket Pia KYOTOGRAPHIE京都国際写真祭2017

Also available at:
ZEN KASHOINQUOLOFUNE Kawaramachi SanjoKawaramachi Sanjo Tourist Information CenterKEIBUNSHA ichijoji

A vast range of photography is exhibited in historic buildings as well as modern architectural spaces.
Some shows feature the work of traditional artisans, while others highlight collaborations with the most modern technology.
The exhibitions are presented outside the traditional gallery format and are designed in harmony with the spaces in which they are conceived.

KYOTOGRAPHIE offers programs for everyone, students, children, amateurs and professionals. These include masterclasses with internationally renowned photographers and a two day International Portfolio Review. The exhibitions are accompanied by inexhibition talks and events. The festival also hosts workshops, children’s events, and guided tours throughout the festival.

Since 2013, KG+ (KG-plus) has been discovering and supporting photographers and curators who show particular promise. In tandem with the KYOTOGRAPHIE international photography exhibition, we create opportunities for photographers, artists, curators and gallerists from Japan and abroad to gather and share ideas.
Our events take place outside Kyoto’s conventional cultural facilities, in traditional houses, shrines, temples, and even kilns, offering visitors opportunities to discover fascinating little hideaways around town, further enhancing the fascination of the city of Kyoto.







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