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2024's KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival Announces 'SOURCE' as Its Central Theme

The 12th edition of the KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival will be held from April 13th–May 12th, 2024, presenting 13 exhibitions in iconic Kyoto venues. The KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival is held annually over four weeks in a style that is unique in Asia. Exhibitions are staged creatively in various traditional and contemporary settings with original scenography. The festival creates opportunities, bringing people together of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds. Now recognized as one of the worlds leading photography events, KYOTOGRAPHIE has attracted some 239,676 visitors from within Japan and overseas since 2014. The KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival's theme for 2024 is ‘SOURCE.’


Claudia Andujar, Collective house near the Catholic mission on the Catrimani River, Roraima state, 1976. Mineral pigment print, from infrared film. (68.5 x 102.5 cm). Instituto Moreira Salles Collection


The source is the beginning, the initiator, the origin of all things. It is the creation of life, a place where conflict arises or freedom is obtained; it is the space in which something is found, born, or created. Regardless of our life’s juncture, we stand at a crossroads, oscillating between returning to the primal origin and beginning something new. It is from this sacred space that the symphony of life, love, and pain reverberates. In 2024, we explore SOURCE with 13 exhibitions over 12 venues, seeking the opportunities they signal for an alternative future.

Main Programs

Credit List

  1. Viviane Sassen, Eudocimus Ruber, from the series Of Mud and Lotus, 2017, © Viviane Sassen and Stevenson (Johannesburg / Cape Town / Amsterdam)

  2. Birdhead, Bigger Photo, © BIRDHEAD Studio

  3. Claudia Andujar, Susi Korihana thëri, Catrimani, 1972–1974. Mineral pigment print from infrared film. (68.5 x 102.5 cm). Instituto Moreira Salles Collection

  4. Kikuji Kawada Helio-spot and a Helicopter, Tokyo, 1990 From the series The Last Cosmology © Kikuji Kawada, Courtesy PGI 

  5. Nirto, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Kenya, from the series Where Children Sleep ©︎ James Mollison

  6. Lucien Clergue, Draga in Polka Dot Dress, Saintes Maries de la Mer 1957, © Atelier Lucien Clergue

  7. Untitled, from the series "as it is", 2020 ©︎ Rinko Kawauchi

  8. Tokuko Ushioda From the series My Husband ©Tokuko Ushioda, Courtesy PGI

  9. ©︎ Yoriyas (Yassine Alaoui Ismaili)

  10. A young woman without a hijab stands on a vehicle as thousands of people make their way to the Aychi cemetery, to commemorate the 40th day of Mahsa Amini’s death, in Saqqez, her hometown in Iranian Kurdistan. Muslim tradition celebrates this date as the day of the soul’s passage to the afterlife, and the end of mourning. Saqqez, Iranian Kurdistan, October 26, 2022. Anonymous photographer.

Credit List

  1. The fish tank © Jaisingh Nageswaran

  2. © Tetsuo Kashiwada

  3. Thierry Ardouin, FABACE


General Information


International Photography Festival

Dates : 2024.4.13 Sat. – 5.12 Sun.


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栖贤 莲华
栖贤 莲华
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