LOOK|3 – Festival of the Photograph

By May 19, 2011Contests, Events

In just three short weeks, the 2011 LOOK|3 Festival of the Photograph will take place in Charlottesville, Virginia. This amazing event was founded byLoweprofessional Michael ‘Nick’ Nichols, Jessica Nagle, Will Kerner and Jon Golden. A celebration created by photographers, for photographers and everyone who shares a passion for the art; it is truly a world-class experience. June 9-11 will be three days packed with excitement and activities intended to make you fall in love with photography all over again.

The Festival includes exhibits and on-stage appearances by 3 ‘legacy’ photographers: Nan Goldin, Massimo Vitale and Antonin Kratochvil. In addition, there will be outdoor screenings of work submitted by 25 artists, workshops and Masters Talks from legendary photographers like Mary Ellen Mark and Steve McCurry.

Throughout the festival, historic downtown Charlottesville will be transformed into a living gallery with images hanging from the trees and projected in storefront windows and on the sides of buildings. In an atmosphere described by Andy Grundberg of the New York Times as being ‘like Arles in the late 1970’s…’, photographers from all over the world will gather to share images, ideas and inspiration.

If this sounds like your cup of tea — you’re in luck. We have 2 tickets to give away!

What you have to do:
Just post a comment and tell us why you’d like to go and you’ll be entered in a random drawing.

What you can win:
2 Festival Passes — all-inclusive 3-day tickets that allow admittance into all featured events: INsight Conversations with Nan Goldin, Massimo Vitali, and Antonin Kratochvil; Masters Talks; reserved seating at SHOTS and WORKS in the Charlottesville Pavilion; and the Closing Party on Saturday night.

When you’ll know who won:
Winners will be announced Monday, May 23rd on our Facebook page.

Our own Derrick Story and staff videographer Josh Semolik will be on hand. Watch for them as they film the event and tape interviews. Bring along your Lowepro bag and you might get the chance to be featured on our web site!

And, of course, the fine print:
This prize does not include transportation or accommodations or anything other than the 2 Festival Passes (valued at $125 each).

Stay tuned for the announcement of our winner!

Sam is the PR and Photographer Relations Manager for Lowepro’s Worldwide Marketing team.


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  • I wish I could attend this event but we can not, unfortunately. But I hope to be certainly more chance so check back on another occasion. And all the others want to have fun …… I can only say the company of Lowepro used by many and various of their products for years …. it never failed me with its quality, and therefore will always remain loyal to the buyer in a safe product LOWEPRO!

    Best regards, and every good wish to you!

    Dalibor Stojanovic

    • smarsh says:

      Hi, Dalibor —
      We wish you could attend as well.This is a really great event.

      Thanks so much for your loyalty to Lowepro — and we hope to see you at another event soon!


  • Daniel says:

    Recently heard about the festival and would love to check it out!

  • waterface says:

    This is a massive photography event in which some of the most insightful and thought provoking images and photographers will be on display right here in my home town. Charlottesville is so very fortunate to have it happening again. Look|ing forward to letting it wash all over me.

  • Cathy says:

    In my 30+ years of shooting, I have never had the opportunity to attend a photography event. Every time I think I’m going to make one a gig comes up or tickets are sold out. LOOK|3 – Festival of the Photograph is in my state, so I’m thinking this was the event for me to attend. Can’t wait!! 🙂

    • smarsh says:

      It is a fabulous event. Good luck!

    • smarsh says:

      Hi, Cathy –


      I’m writing to tell you that your comment on our blog was pulled as the winner of the 2 free tickets to Look 3 in June. Can you please send me your e-mail address so we can finalize the details? smarsh@lowepro.com

      Thanks so much for being part of our Lowepro community – we appreciate your participation and support!

      Best regards,

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