The Indian Photography Festival (IPF) - Hyderabad, a Not-For-Profit initiative of Light Craft Foundation, is an international photography festival, showcasing a wide range of photography from India and around the globe with a series of events, including talks and discussions, portfolio reviews, book launches, screenings & workshops. The IPF creates a platform for the professional and aspiring photographers, the photography lovers and the public where the festival promotes the art of photography at the same time address the social issues through the medium of photography. The IPF 2019 will take place at the State Gallery of Art - Hyderabad, from 19th September - 20th October.

We are currently in the process of scheduling; please stay tuned for information on the programs, speakers and exhibitions through our website or our social media channels. Thanks for your support.

Panel Discussions
Artist Talks
Portfolio Reviews

Open Call

We are happy to announce the list of photographers who are selected for the Print / Digital Exhibitions and Photo books through the Open Call 2019. We received a total of 700 submissions from 65 countries this year. Thanks everyone for your participation and interest in the Indian Photography Festival - HYDERABAD.

And a big thanks to our selection panel -James Wellford, Robin Schwartz, Diane Smyth, Deepak John Mathew, Nick Ut, Mag King, Rohit Chawla & Giles Clarke.

Print Exhibitions
  • Oded Wagenstein / Israel
  • Santi Palacios / Spain
  • Santanu Dey / India
  • Natela Grigalashvili / Georgia
  • Todd Forsgren / USA
  • Saumalya Ghosh / India
  • Alain Schroeder / Belgium
  • Antonio Aragon Renuncio / Spain
  • Anna-Tia Buss / Switzerland
  • Marylise Vigneau / France
  • Jorge Monaco / Argentina
  • Romain Thiery / France
  • Diana Bagnoli / Italy
Digital Exhibitions
  • Niraj Ger / India
  • Soumyendra Saha / India
  • Julie de Waroquier / France
  • Siddharth Behl / India
  • Santosh Korthiwada / India
  • Nicolo Filippo Rosso / Italy
  • Serkan ÇColak / Turkey
  • Martin Roemers / Netherlands
  • Lucia Giri / Slovakia
  • Uma Bista / Nepal
  • Vikesh Kapoor / India
  • Balarka Brahma / India
  • Graeme Oxby / UK
  • Carolina Arantes / Brazil
  • Paula Bronstein / USA
  • Marcus Cederberg / Sweden
Photo books
  • Hristina Tasheva / Bulgaria - In Belief is Power
  • Angelika Oetker-Kast / Germany - Cyprus Paradise
  • Andreas Oetker-Kast / Germany - Tamar, Where Are You?
  • Lukasz Gniadek & Krystyna Jdrzejewska-Szmek / Poland - Tropicale
  • Satyajit CP / India - Heavenly Bodies - A Photo Diary
  • Robert Schlaug / Germany - What's going on inside? Anonymous Industrial Buildings
  • Dikshit Sharma / India - JONBEEL
  • Elpida Katsika / Greece - UNE PROMENADE DANS LA BANLIEUE
  • Thomas Pickarski / USA - Snow, Sand, Ice
  • Guilherme Bergamini / Brazil - Education for all
  • Subhanil Roy / India - Chaurasi Kos Braj Mandal Parikrama
  • Stefano Reboli / Italy - Jhochhen Tole/DasainItaly - Jhochhen Tole/Dasain
  • Marek Lapis / Poland - Biato-Czerwona ( White-red)
  • Amit Bijon Dutta / India - Mystical Land of Ladakh
  • Vasiliy Kolotilov / Russia - Black Notebook
  • Harun Tole / Turkey - Where is your rupture?
  • Stavros Messinis / Australia - DREAM STATE
  • Charles Fox / UK - Buried
  • Karolina Jonderko / Poland - Self-portrait with my mother
  • Dennis Lehmann & Lasse Bak Mejlvang / Denmark - Inuit Now
  • Jenny Schafer / Germany - escalations escapations
  • Yatromanolakis Yorgos / Greece - The Splitting of the Chrysalis & the Slow Unfolding of the Wings
  • Kerstin Hehmann / Germany - ROXY
  • Paula Bronstein / USA - Afghanistan Between Hope and Fear
  • Lindsay Morris / USA - You Are You

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September is one of the best month to visit Hyderabad. And there is no time like the Indian Photography Festival 2019.

Indian Photography Festival 2019 is a MUST to include in your itinerary whether you are visiting from other parts of India or overseas. The 2019 Festival runs from 19th Sep - 20th Oct 2019

You are invited, from every corner of the world to join us for the Indian Photography Festival 2019.


The State Art Gallery, one of Hyderabad's leading art space is located at Kavuri Hills, Madhapur, just a 10 minutes walk from the nearest bus stop. Admission to the Gallery is free.

Opening hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 10:00 - 18:00
  • Friday - Sunday: 10:00 - 20:00


There are different types of accommodation available in Hyderabad near the main venue and for details or any other assistance please email


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