Monday, June 13, 2016
Cost: See website for details
In 1988, National Geographic photographer Michael Nichols began hosting an annual event in his backyard. Dubbed an evening of "peace, love, and photography," it was a place where anyone could come and show work. LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph was born from this 20-year grassroots initiative. Today, LOOK3 has grown into an internationally recognized venue for photographic excellence.
Our work is motivated by the resolute belief that substantive, provocative photography not only has the power to deepen awareness about the forces that shape our world—it can change it for the better. Guided by our nonprofit, noncommercial mission, we create public events and a mentorship program dedicated to photography. The LOOK3 Festival transforms the historic pedestrian center of downtown Charlottesville, Virginia into a public arts experience. In 2010 and 2014 LOOK3 produced LOOKbetween, the anchor event of the mentorship program, which fostered and celebrated international early-career photographers.