The first Festival of the Photograph is scheduled for June 7-9, 2007 in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The 3-day event will feature photographic exhibitions, outdoor projections, master classes and interviews with world-famous photographers. It is a special event created by photographers for photographers.
Organizers describe it as â€œthree days of peace, love and photography.â€ They said the festival will showcase the work of many of the worldâ€™s most celebrated photographers and exciting new artists, with images ranging from the fields of photojournalism to fine art.
For example, the works of legendary photographers Sally Mann, William Albert Allard, and Eugene Richards will be featured in the exhibitions.
Throughout the Festival, attendees with all levels of experience in photography are encouraged to participate by showing their own personal work at a special exhibit called â€œYourspace.â€ They can also join by enrolling in master classes taught by David Alan Harvey, Maggie Steber, Alex Webb, and Rebecca Norris Webb.