Tickets are now on sale for Look3: The Festival of the Photograph 2009. The subtitle for the event, and why it is named LOOK3: “Three days of peace, love and photography.” Be mindful of the price increase as the event date approaches.
The main photographic exhibitions are paired with what is called call “INsight CONVERSATION”
This years 3 conversations will be: Sylvia Plachy with Melissa Harris, Editor-In-Chief of Aperture Magazine, Martin Parr with artist John Gossage, Gilles Peress with legendary photo editor and Look3′s Guest Curator MaryAnne Golon.
The festival is 3 days of all things photography …there will be review sessions, book exhibitions, outdoor photo exhibitions, etc….i.e. photography in every form. Be sure to check out the schedule.
AND be sure to book your hotels early as they fill up fast, or if you choose the dorm option make sure to book now as they fill up even faster. I know many photographers who have stayed at the campus residence during the previous events and loved it – affordable, and great sense of community there.
Here is a video of last year’s highlights.
The lore about Look3 is that it started as an annual gathering in Michael K. “Nick” Nichols’ back yard, and grew, and grew to the point that moving it to hotels, auditoriums, galleries and more – essentially taking over downtown Charlottesville – allowed more to enjoy the energy of the event. I can’t wait! I’ve had this event on my calendar for 11 months, having heard nothing but great things about it for its first two years and have planned around the dates, nothing stopping me from attending this year. See you there!