Charlottesville, VA Festival of the Photograph June 7 - 9

Just was alerted to this upcoming event:

LOOK3, a Three-Day "Festival of the Photograph"
To Transform Charlottesville, Virginia

Festival Passes go on sale at

For immediate release -- Charlottesville, VA- February 21, 2007...The
first of its kind in North America, Festival of the Photograph will be
a 3-day program of exhibitions, outdoor projections, master classes,
interviews with world-famous photographers and special events that
will transform the downtown of historic Charlottesville, Virginia into
a "living image." Premiering June 7 - 9, 2007 the Festival will
showcase the work of many of the world's most celebrated photographers
and exciting new artists, with images ranging from the fields of
photojournalism to fine art.
The Festival will provide an immersive experience with shows virtually
everywhere: in the trees, projected in storefront windows, on the
sides of buildings, and in all the galleries. Open to the public,
the Festival will feature:
· Outdoor projections showcasing outstanding new talent;
· Works from legendary photographers Sally Mann, William Albert
Allard, and Eugene Richards;
· Never before seen images from celebrated photographers;
· The best publication photography of 2006 from around the world;
· Captivating stories about photographers' lives recounted by
photographer Sam Abell;
· Master classes taught by renowned photographers, and
· "Insight Conversations," evening presentations by NPR's Alex
Chadwick who will host in-depth conversations with Mann, Allard and
Richards in the historic Paramount Theater. Mr. Chadwick will also
host his show "Day to Day" from Charlottesville during the Festival.

On Friday and Saturday nights, two exciting special events will
present the work of emerging photographers nominated by the Festival's
advisory board in two very distinct settings: an enormous warehouse
complex and a 3,000-seat outdoor Pavilion located on Charlottesville's
pedestrian mall.
Throughout the Festival, attendees with all levels of experience in
photography are encouraged to participate by showing personal work at
a special exhibit called "Yourspace" , and/or by enrolling in master
classes taught by David Alan Harvey, Maggie Steber, Alex Webb, and
Rebecca Norris Webb.
The Festival is an outgrowth of the "Hotshots" shows that National
Geographic Staff Photographer Michael "Nick" Nichols has hosted in his
backyard for the last twenty years. The campfire spirit of those
parties continues: the Festival of the Photograph's full name is LOOK3-
Festival of the Photograph signifying "3 days of peace, love, and
photography." "This festival is for people who love photography and
the image, but it isn't just for those who take pictures," says
Nichols. "For every photographer out there, there are ten people who
appreciate the photograph. You don't have to have any membership to
come to this. You just have to show up and have a great time."
Nichols is co-executive director of the Festival, along with Jessica
Nagle of Charlottesville. The project's Board of Advisors includes:
Melissa Harris, Editor-in-Chief, Aperture Magazine, Kathy Ryan, Photo
Editor, The New York Times Magazine, and David Griffin, Director of
Photography at National Geographic Magazine.
For more information about the Festival, to purchase festival passes
or to register for specific workshops and events, visit the Festival
web site at
Contact: [email protected]
Andrew Owen 434.977.3687
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