Every other year in March, Month of Photography Denver invites you to explore the art of photography through dozens of exhibitions, talks, tours, and events at participating spaces throughout the city and beyond. Founded in 2004 by Denver-based artist Mark Sink, the festival has become an important platform for photography in the Rocky Mountain region, with works by hundreds of local, national, and international artists on display.
The festival is presented by the Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the understanding and appreciation of excellent photography through year-round exhibitions, education, and community outreach. CPAC is the headquarters of the festival and is located at 1070 Bannock St. in Denver’s Golden Triangle Creative District.
Participating spaces include museums, galleries, universities, community art centers, nonprofit organizations, public spaces, businesses and other venues. Most events will take place in the Denver Metro area, with a smaller number of events outside the city in Boulder, Longmont, Fort Collins, and other areas.
For working photographers and artists, the Month of Photography Portfolio Reviews are a highlight of the festival. During this two-day event, up to 72 photographers will have an opportunity to present their work to 30 of the most important people in the national photography community, including museum curators, gallery owners, editors, publishers, nonprofit directors, and other leading professionals.
Month of Photography Denver is committed to an open, inclusive, accessible, and supportive environment for all of its patrons, staff, and volunteers. Visitors in need of accommodations are invited to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of your visit so we can arrange accommodations to support your experience.
Month of Photography Denver is a member of the international network of photography festivals, the Festival of Light.
For more information, please read our festival FAQ.
GRANT + FOUNDATION SUPPORT
The 2021 festival was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Bonfils Stanton Foundation, SCFD (Scientific and Cultural Facilities District), Colorado Creative Industries, Denver Arts & Venues, and The Morgan Family Legacy Foundation.
The Month of Photography Denver website is made possible with support from SCFD. We would also like to thank our designer Kelly Brenner at Sailor Design for her creativity, time, and talent.