Izumi Miyazaki | Izumi Miyazaki, riceball mountain, 2016
© 2016 IzumiMiyazaki
Masahisa Fukase | Color Approach, 1962
© Masahisa Fukase Archives
Jean-Paul Goude | Slave to the rhythm, cut-up transparency, Paris, 1986
© Jean-Paul Goude
Liu Bolin | Hiding in the vineyards with the Ruinart Cellar Master,
Liu Bolin for Ruinart, 2017 © Liu Bolin


TOKYOGRAPHIE 2018 website just opened, please take a look at all programs.



KYOTOGRAPHIE presented the sixth edition in 2018.
The festival is a world-class photographic event held in Kyoto for one month during spring. Annually showcasing 15 Japanese and international photography exhibitions in iconic Kyoto architecture, with tailored scenography.

For the first time, part of the official 2018 KYOTOGRAPHIE program will travel to Tokyo.
This new addition, aptly titled TOKYOGRAPHIE, starts from October 26th and ends on December 25th.
Exhibitions will inhabit different areas of Tokyo metropolis, mainly housed in KYOTOGRAPHIE sponsor venues.
All exhibitions are free, adjusted to Tokyo’s spirit and dynamic as revisited versions of the exhibitions presented in Kyoto few months prior. Through TOKYOGRAPHIE, we hope to further create a space for opportunities, encounters and a new style of event in Tokyo.

Theme "UP"

Our theme for KYOTOGRAPHIE 2018 is “UP.” In today’s world it is easy to feel burdened, pulled down by the issues we face personally and as a global community.

In 2018, KYOTOGRAPHIE invites you to look around, to look inside, in order to better look UP and trigger new personal and collective impetus towards ourselves and each other, to change our world through awareness, action and creation. Our hope is that visitors encounter UP in the various forms presented in KYOTOGRAPHIE 2018 and engage with these diverse values, in turn changing mindsets and going UP in our own way!

Lucille Reyboz & Yusuke Nakanishi,
Co-founders and Directors of KYOTOGRAPHIE


Main Programs