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We received 80 applications from 27 Ukrainian cities and towns

14 September

Participants Announced for Photographic Storytelling Mentoring Programme

We invite photographers aged 15 to 21 years to the online mentoring program in photographic storytelling

17 August

OPD announces an open call for young photographers to participate in a mentoring programme

Ukrainian photographers witness war in Ukraine

25 July

The first volume of The Information Front newspaper is out now

Photo screening has been selected to be part of the Best Of, Night of the Year 2022

4 July

Odesa Photo Days presents Ukrainian photography at Rencontres d'Arles

The group exhibition and photo screening curated by Kateryna Radchenko

25 June

Odesa Photo Days at Lodz Fotofestiwal

Cycle of exhibitions and meetings from April 29 until the end of 2023 in France

30 May

Odesa Photo Days join forces with The Diagonal network

We cancelled the May festival, and have been working with Ukrainian photographers and international community to raise global awareness about what is happening in Ukraine.

26 May

Odesa Photo Days: Achievements since 24 February

During Copenhagen Photo Festival on 2-12. June 2022 you can experience two exhibitions from Odesa Photo Days

17 May

Odesa Photo Days and Copenhagen Photo Festival join hands in June

There will be no festival this year, but we continue working with the Ukrainian and global photographic community

26 April

Odesa Photo Days’ activities during the war

The project, which is aimed at supporting photographers, artists and the cultural scene in Ukraine, has started.

12 April

​​"Photography for Ukraine" project is launched in Slovakia

We need the support of the professional photographic community

27 February

Odesa Photo Days Festival Asks to Stand With Ukraine

Odesa Photo Days will take place on May 19-22, 2022 in Odesa.

17 February

With a Chance of Precipitation

On September 24th in the frame of Bristol Photo Festival

21 September

Works by Female Ukrainian Photographers Finalists will be shown in Bristol

On June, 14 at 08:00 p.m. Odesa Photo Days 2021 will hold an online lecture by Boris Eldagsen “Deutsche Fotografische Akademie — 100 Years of Artistic Photography in Dialogue”.

10 June

Online lecture about Deutsche Fotografische Akademie

The international festival of contemporary photography Odesa Photo Days 2021 will take place on May 21-23 in Odesa, Ukraine, and we are happy to announce the full program.

14 May

The program of Odesa Photo Days Festival 2021 is announced

Professional book review will be conducted as a part of Odesa Photo Days 2021 on May 23

12 May

Odesa Photo Days Festival 2021 book review registration is now open

During Odesa Photo Days 2021 we will present a selection of this year`s Future Photo Days finalists and get acquainted with Uruguayan, Swiss, Irish and Hungarian photographers at the evening screening

11 May

Evening photo screenings at Odesa Photo Days 2021

Tectonic Shift exhibition curated by Kateryna Radchenko will open in the framework of Odesa Photo Days 2021.

6 May

Tectonic Shift International Photography Exhibition

During the Odesa Photo Days Festival, a screening of women's photography from Ukraine and the United Kingdom will take place as part of the UA / UK Moving Image project.

28 April

UA / UK Moving Image: female photography from Ukraine and Great Britain at the Odesa Photo Days 2021

The exhibition “Zapping the Archive” by the international research platform PHROOM opens at Bleschunov Home Municipal Museum of Personal Collections on April 29, 2021.

27 April

The international exhibition “Zapping the Archive” by PHROOM

On May 22 an exhibition of contemporary Lithuanian photography “Lost Time” will open at the Invogue Art Gallery. 

23 April

Exhibition of contemporary Lithuanian photography “Lost Time”

As in previous years, at Odesa Photo Days Festival 2021 a presentation of photo projects in Open Mic format will take place.

19 April

Photo projects presentation in Open Mic format

Together with the Bavarian House Odesa and with the support of the Goethe-Institut in Ukraine, the international festival of contemporary photography Odesa Photo Days 2021 will hold an evening screeni

15 April

Odesa Photo Days 2021 will show German photography

The main exhibition of Odesa Photo Days Festival 2021 will open right after the relaxation of quarantine restrictions at the Museum of Odesa Modern Art and will last till May 30.

13 April

What will be the main exhibition of Odesa Photo Days 2021

Our regular hospitality partners Mezzanine Hotel offer a 20% discount for the festival`s guests.

8 April

Accommodation in Odesa: festival discounts from Mezzanine

Due to a complex epidemiological situation in Ukraine Odesa Photo Days 2021 will take place on May 21-23, 2021 in Odesa.

7 April

International Festival Odesa Photo Days changes the dates

This year’s Odesa Photo Days Festival for the fourth year in a row conducts Ukrainian photo contest for teenagers Future Photo Days.

17 March

Future Photo Days 2021 Results

The results of the Female Ukrainian Photographers open call is now available

11 March

Female Ukrainian Photographers // Results 2021

Odesa Photo Days, the only international festival of contemporary photography in Ukraine, will take place on April 22-25 in Odesa

24 February

Dates and concept of Odesa Photo Days Festival – 2021

Odesa Photo Days Festival 2021 announced Open Call for Ukrainian female photographers

21 January

Female Ukrainian Photographers

International Festival Odesa Photo Days is announcing Future Photo Days 2021 — a Ukrainian photo contest for teenagers

13 January

Future Photo Days 2021 open call

30 December

Odesa Photo Days 2020 Results

The results of the open call WHAT NEXT for artists from Poland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom were announced

3 December

WHAT NEXT open call results

Virtual exhibition dedicated to the relations between people and the material environment around them are opened.

9 September

Notes on Space online exhibition and printed catalog

Odesa Photo Days and Parallel Platform presented

31 July

Notes on Space exhibition goes online

Odesa Photo Days is a partner of international multi-disciplinary art project

17 July

WHAT NEXT: open call for artists from Poland, Ukraine and United Kingdom

Online and offline events by Odesa Photo Days

3 July

Odesa Photo Days after the quarantine: adaptation and new formats

More than 10K viewers from 42 countries watched the online edition of the Odesa Photo Days Festival

4 May

Odesa Photo Days 2020 Online Edition Results

When and how to attend this year's festival

18 April

Online Schedule of Odesa Photo Days 2020

What will the 2020 festival be like?

11 April

Odesa Photo Days Festival goes online

Photography from Uruguay, Ireland, Hungary and Switzerland under the stars

6 April

The program of the Odesa Photo Days 2020 evening screenings

Finalists of the all-Ukrainian teen photo contest

2 April

Future Photo Days 2020 results

Curated by Giangiacomo Cirla and Elena Rebecca Rivolta

30 March

The international exhibition “Zapping the Archive” by PHROOM

Five artists curated by Tytus Szabelski

29 March

The International Exhibition "Notes on Space"

Five artists curated by Darius Vaičekauskas

27 March

The exhibition of Lithuanian photography “Heavy Black Snow”

International jury and participants of the main exhibition of Odesa Photo Days 2020

23 March

Results of the international open call Who Is Next To You

Will the Photo Festival take place in April?

17 March

Odesa Photo Days 2020 in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

The theme of the sixth festival and international open call is «Who Is Next To You»

16 January

Odesa Photo Days Festival 2020 Announced International Open Call

The exhibition in Latvian Museum of Photography is curated by Kateryna Radchenko

4 November

Group Exhibition "The Body of Propaganda" to Open in Riga

28 July

Blind Spot. Contemporary Photography of Ukraine and South Korea

The exhibition is organized by Odesa Photo Days in partnership with the Polish Institute in Kyiv and Adam Mickiewicz Institute and backed by Culture Bridges.

14 July

Weronika Gęsicka’s Exhibition To Open in Kyiv

The first destination point is Khmelnytsky

15 May

The main exhibition is going on tour in Ukraine

Joint project with BigMedia

18 April

Location map of citylights with Ukrainian photography

Informal communication and interesting conversations

16 April

Morning coffee with participants and guests of Odesa Photo Days

15 April

Evening photo showings at Odesa Photo Days 2019

Katarzyna Sagatowska and Max Houghton

13 April

Curatorial Talk About Polish and British Photography

Presentations of the photo projects during the festival

12 April

The List of Participants of the Open Mic

Art, music and informal communication

12 April

A Party and An Evening Photo Screening in Passage

The date of registration opening

8 April

Photo projects presentation in Open Mic format

Two exhibitions within the main program

4 April

Odesa Photo Days 2019 exhibitions

The list of reviewers and opening of the registration

2 April

Odesa Photo Days 2019 portfolio review

20 March

Odesa Photo Days 2019 Program

Festival organizes a number of events in Austria and Ukraine

18 March

Odesa Photo Days Takes Part in Bilateral Cultural Year Austria-Ukraine

Four lectures from curators and photographers from Austria, Greece and Poland will be held within the educational program of the festival

14 March

The lectures during Odesa Photo Days 2019

13 finalists of the photo contest for the teenagers

12 March

Results of the Future Photo Days contest 2019

Young authors are seeking new platforms

5 March

The Future Photo Days photo contest hits records on the number of applications and geography

Odesa Photo Days Festival continues to implement the ideas of recycling the materials that remain after the exhibitions

31 January

Ecological collaboration between Odesa Photo Days and fashion brand Domanof

29 January

Results of the international open call StandPoint

Who will choose participants of the main exhibition StandPoint

14 January

The jury of the international open call announcement

It's time to sum up and celebrate!

24 December

Results and greetings from Odesa Photo Days

The only one in Ukraine, the international festival of contemporary photography Odesa Photo Days 2019 will be held in April.

20 November

Odesa Photo Days 2019 Dates Announcement

Odesa Photo Days Festival introduces Ukrainian photography to the world.

25 October

Ukrainian Photogaphy on the South Korean festival

Odesa Photo Days 2019 Theme – StandPoint

23 October

Open Call 2019

Photo report from the opening ceremony

1 October

The opening of the Off Limits exhibition in Kyiv (PHOTO)

Starting from September 27th till October 14th Kyiv squat-gallery "Material Evidence" will represent the selected photo series of the exhibition "Off Limits"

21 September

Selected photo series from Odesa Photo Days 2018 will be exhibit in Kyiv

It’s a wonderful opportunity to combine travelling with lecture and practical program and to learn how to create your own photostories

28 August

Phototour to Nepal with Kateryna Radchenko

If you couldn’t make it to Odesa this time, we have made a video report on Odesa Photo Days 2018 for you.

21 August

Odesa Photo Days 2018 - how did it go (video)

One of the main results of the first contest Odesa Future Days was that curators from South Korea became interested in works of young photographers

17 August

Photos by Ukrainian teenagers are demonstrated in South Korea

Odesa Photo Days festival is happy to expand and present its expositions in other ukrainian cities. The exhibition “Off Limits. Selected series” was shown in Chernivtsi this July.

16 August

“Off Limits” exhibition in Chernivtsi - how did it go

We are glad to give the opportunity to see the series selected from the main exhibition ‘Off Limits’ in other Ukrainian cities.

28 June

The series of the main exhibition come to Chernivtsi

This year there will be a cool possibility to buy unusual souvenirs from Odesa Photo Days - stylish eco-bags made with real art works! Each bag has a unique image, so nobody will have the same one!

20 April

Souvenir from Odessa with a Georgian accent

Go and sign up for the link

17 April

UPDATE: Registration for the lecture Alec Soth is CLOSED

A fake festival that tries to act on behalf of our name and the visual image - Kyiv Photo Days appeared in the network.

16 April


As we promised, today, on the 13th of April at 09:00 (UTC+3), the registration for portfolio review opens.

13 April

Start of the registration for portfolio review

Portfolio review is a cool opportunity to show your works to leading photographers and curators, hear comments and criticism.

11 April

Portfolio review

This year we received a lot of applications for the main exposition, but unfortunately there is no possibility to show all the interesting series, so we decided to make an experiment.

10 April

Presentation of modern photo projects in the "Open microphone" format

We present traditional evening photo screenings of the best photos from different parts of the world. This year the festival will show series of authors from Portugal, Africa, Finland, Ukraine, Italy

6 April

Evening photo screenings

Portfolio review is an opportunity to hear an expert opinion about your own series of works and show up-to-date projects.

4 April

Open portfolio review with curator Susanne Gamauf (Austria)

Two years ago, a box with photo negatives of Paraska Plytka-Gorytsvit was found.

2 April

Exhibition of Paraska Plytka-Gorysvit "The Sun of the Mountains"

At the first Open International Odesa Photo Days Competition, we received 212 applications from 40 countries worldwide. It was a difficult task for the jury to select series that will be presented

26 March

Final list of main exhibition "Off Limits"

Within the framework of this year's festival there will be two workshops of Ukrainian street photographers - Mikhail Palinchak and Taras Bychko. Enrollment of participants lasts until the april 1st

20 March

Workshops at Odesa Photo Days

During the lecture "Space Between Us," Alec Soth will tell about the evolution of his own creativity on the example of a series of works.

15 March

Magnum Photos' Photographer Alec Soth (USA) will give a lecture at Odesa Photo Days

For the first competition for teens, Future Photo Days, we received 54 applications from 30 cities and towns of Ukraine. Only 14 authors among them were selected to show their work.

14 March

The results of the Future Photo Days contest are defined

We will consider what methods of technological and artistic changes affect the photo industry. What is the the level of Greek Photography nowadays, compare to international standards?

12 March

Lecture "Changes in photography, critical thoughts". Panagiotis Papoutsis (Greece)

We received more than 200 applications from 40 countries, among them 44 portfolios from Ukraine and 168 — from different parts of the world.

7 March

Announcement of the jury of the international open call

"Cafe" Lehmitz", a series of photographs made by Anders Petersen from 1967 to 1970. The photo series resembles a family album that featured various meetings with people in the familiar surroundings.

26 February

Anders Petersen: photos from the series "Cafe Lehmitz"


16 February

Discussion "Photo-market in Ukraine - a chronic absence or a bitter process" (Cancelled)

The Odesa Photo Days Festival is a platform for communication, full of new acquaintances, knowledge, experience and good mood...

14 February

First lecturer at Odesa Photo Days 2018

Odesa Photo Days starts the series of instagram take over, for a few days we will give the account @odesaphotodays to the hands of talented photographers - friends of the fest

22 January

Kevin WY Lee starts the series of instagram #takeover

Festival Odessa//Batumi Photo Days in partnership with the Finnish Museum of Photography have created a photobook "Images tell stories".

5 November

The photobook of Ukrainian families - "Images tell stories" - has been published

Workshop will be focused on how to save messages from disappearing in visual stories; how to organize a photo project so it can transmit a clear message.

5 November

Photography workshop "Creating a visual message" by Rafal Milach and Adam Panchuk

Archive Lost Territories by SPUTNIK Photos is an experimental approach to the form, content and classification of an archive born from the collaboration of a photographer with a writer or curator.

5 November

Exhibition "Lost territories. Phantom. LTA6” by SPUTNIK Photos

Odesa // Youth - series of works by Valentina Bo, Yuri Kolomiyets and Svetlana Levchenko, presented at the main exhibition in the 2017 Festival in Odessa.

4 November