LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph is an annual gathering whose mission is to celebrate the vision of extraordinary photographers, ignite conversations about critical issues, and foster the next generation of artists.

LOOK3 challenges conventional assumptions about photography, presenting diverse work by a variety of artists, offering innovative educational initiatives, and providing immersive, inclusive community events. Held in historic Charlottesville, Virginia each June, LOOK3 transforms downtown’s historic pedestrian center into a place where artists and enthusiasts alike interact and engage with an ever-expanding community.

This year, LOOK3 celebrates the lives and work of renowned photographers Nick Brandt, Graciela Iturbide, Christopher Morris and Frans Lanting. In addition, seven featured artists will share their latest work: Olivia Bee, Sheila Pree Bright, Mary F. Calvert, Binh Danh, Doug DuBois, Joe Riis and Radcliffe “Ruddy” Roye. These artists represent the most diverse line-up in the history of the Festival and will inspire attendees with visual storytelling from around the globe.

In addition, an expanded educational program offers seminars emphasizing creativity and entrepreneurism for photographers at all levels of accomplishment. The popular Evening Projections on Friday, June 17th will feature shows curated by the photo editors of TIME Magazine. On Saturday, June 18th, the Evening Projections at IX Art Park will begin with a CNN Eye-Opener, followed by a presentation curated by MediaStorm, and end with a final party. On Sunday, June 19th, LOOK3 will close with a public discussion and film screening of “Syria Before the Storm” at the Old Metropolitan Hall wit h National Geographic photographer Ed Kashi, writer Don Belt, and filmmaker Julie Winokur.

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Editors’ Note: The festival will run until June19, 2016 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Don’t miss out!