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 etc. 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 2018 will take place at the State Gallery of Art - Hyderabad, from 6th September - 7th October.


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  • Mags King - Managing Picture Editor / Fairfax Media
  • Reza Deghati - Photographer & National Geographic Explorer
  • Alison Zavos - Founder and Editor-in-Chief / Feature Shoot
  • Q. Sakamaki - Documentary Photographer & Co-founder / Everyday Japan & Hikari Creative
  • Sudharak Olwe - Photojournalist
  • Gurinder Osan - Photo Editor / Press Trust of India
  • Deepak John Mathew - Professor & Head of the Dept. of Design - IIT Hyderabad
  • Yuezhuo Su - Editor / Photointer
  • Luca Venturi - Founder & Art Director / Siena International Photo Awards


Vikas Nama | Ananya Sinha | Nishanth Kumar Biderkote | Vishal Chakraraj | Praveen Kumar Reddy | Shweta Pradhan | Vikash Sinha | Mahanth Babu | Rohith Kumar Reddy | Satyanarayana Gola | Nivedita Rao | Nihal Reddy | Swastik Rout | Priyanka Gowa

Open Call 2018

Open for submissions | Deadline - May 5th 2018

The Indian Photography Festival - Hyderabad announces the Open Call inviting photographers from all over the world to submit their works for the 2018 exhibitions. The Festival is also accepting submissions for its Photobook exhibition.

Bringing the best of photography to Hyderabad each year, the IPF 2018 will take place from 6th September - 7th October, at the beautiful State Gallery of Art - Hyderabad. The festival showcases a wide range of photography across all genres from around the globe with a series of events, including talks and discussions, portfolio reviews, screenings, workshops etc. The 2017 edition presented works by 500 established and emerging artists from 40 countries.

Submission Guidelines :-
  • Submissions are open to photographers, curators, collectives, archives, galleries and organisations from around the world.
  • Submissions are free and open to all topics and issues.
  • Submissions should be a body of work (photo series or photo essay) including minimum 15 images. File size should be max 1 MB.
  • Submissions should be made with an Artist Statement not exceeding 1000 words and a short bio of the artist not exceeding 400 words
  • Please zip the folder, name it your firstname_lastname and email to with the subject line : Submission - Firstname Lastname
  • The curatorial team of the Festival will review the submitted works and will contact you if your works are selected for the festival.
  • Last date for submission is May 5th 2018.
  • Submissions are open to photographers, self-publishers or publishers.
  • Please ship the books to the below address with your Full Name, Nationality, Address, Email & Publication Details including the Author Name, Book Title, Publisher Name, Year & Country. Also please share the details once you have shipped the book to
  • Shipping address :- The Director, State Gallery of Art, Road No.1, Kavuri Hills, Madhapur, Hyderabad-500033, Telangana, India. Phone - +91 40 2311 3308
  • If you would like your book to be returned to you, you will be required to cover the return postage with a request to
  • Last date for submission is May 5th 2018.

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September is one of the best month to visit Hyderabad. And there is no time like the Indian Photography Festival 2018.

Indian Photography Festival 2018 is a MUST to include in your itinerary whether you are visiting from other parts of India or overseas. The 2018 Festival runs from 6th September - 7th October.

You are invited, from every corner of the world to join us for the Indian Photography Festival 2018.


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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