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'Look' Further At Charlottesville's Own Photo Festival


Charlottesville Transformed by its Celebration of the Photograph

Picture this: along the corridor of popular restaurant patios and bookstands of the Downtown Mall, passers-by walk amongst a spotted leopard, a bottlenose dolphin, an elephant, a black rhino. These are some of the world’s rarest creatures, captured within incredible still images and bringing life to Charlottesville’s very own photography experience.  

Beginning June 13, downtown Charlottesville will be fully transformed as it hosts the tenth annual Look3 Festival of the Photograph. The week-long event series provides photography admirers with a unique opportunity to see and hear from an international roster of featured artists, participate in enhanced educational programs, visit world-class exhibitions, attend outdoor projections, and engage in free photography-related community events.

We enjoy the Look3 experience for plenty of reasons, but especially for the wide array of stories and moments on display, all waiting to be experienced by the local community. Each photograph tells a story from a single moment in time, while transporting us to parts of the globe that we have neither seen nor imagined. And that experience is rare – like the spotted leopard on display amongst the downtown trees.



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Later Event: June 20
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