Get ready to celebrate new photography, art and ideas at Australia’s largest photography biennale, PHOTO 2022: International Festival of Photography. At this mammoth festival, 123 local and international artists and photographers will feature across 90 exhibitions around the streets and galleries of Melbourne and Victoria, including ACMI and NGV Australia. Expect 50 world premieres, as well as 24 specially commissioned projects, large-scale outdoor installations, thought-provoking events, and education programs. This festival will run from April 29 to May 22.
PHOTO 2022: International Festival of Photography
The theme for PHOTO 2022 is “Being Human”. Through their creative works, artists and photographers will explore what unites us and makes us unique, putting the diversity and richness of human life on display.
“PHOTO 2022 is the biennale Melbourne has been waiting for, embedding ambitious artworks into the very fabric of the city and creating unique experiences for audiences at some of our most famous landmarks,” said Elias Redstone, Artistic Director of PHOTO 2022.
Discover exclusive Australian exhibitions from acclaimed artists around the globe, including Gillian Wearing (UK), Paul Mpagi Sepuya (US) and Mohamed Bourouissa (DZ/FR). There will also be commissions from renowned and up-and-coming Australian artists, such as Atong Atem, Naomi Hobson and Ying Ang.
- Large-scale lightboxes along Southbank Promenade
- A photography and sound installation in the former courtyard of Old Melbourne Gaol by Bidjara artist Christian Thompson
- A community from the ages of 0 to 100 displayed across over 100 metres of Metro Tunnel construction hoarding by Jenny Lewis
- The first exhibition of Hoda Afshar’s critically-acclaimed Speak the Wind project at Monash Gallery of Art
- Exhibitions by local and international queer photographers at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Parliament Gardens and Prahran Square
- World premiere of Ross McDonnell’s project made in collaboration with the ‘Lost Boys of Afghanistan’
- Portraits of Kulin Nation Elders by James Henry on the steps of Old Treasury Building
- Helmut Newton exhibition at the Jewish Museum of Australia
- Large artwork by influential American artist Cindy Sherman installed on the façade of a building at Fed Square
For more information about this extensive festival, click here.