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OBSCURA Festival of Photography

George Town Festival
Date:2017-08-11 11:30Source:By:Editor:AdelaViews:7023
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OBSCURA Festival of Photography is Malaysia’s largest photography festival and has grown to be one of the most prominent photography festivals in the Asia Pacific. To date, the festival has exhibited over 900 photographic works from local and international artists and attracted over 60,000 visitors from all over the world. Their flagship programmes include the artist-in-residence programmes as well as the year-long masterclass. OBSCURA Festival has also been responsible for over 40 forums and discussions on inclusivity. They have curated shows for other international photography festivals, including Photo Zürich, The Jeon-Ju International Photography Festival and the Chennai Photo Biennale.

Exhibition: OBSECURA Festival of Photography


18 - 31 August 2017




Free Admission




Events, both ticketed and free to attend are scattered in and around George Town, a UNESCO listed destination. The festival has events spread over 6 weekends, Friday 28 July to Sunday July 30 will be the opening weekend. 

Check our Programmes and Calendar page to get more detail about George Town Festival events. 

GTF2017 Festival Guide is available for download here.


Before They Pass Away: 28th July- 27th August

All Creatures Great and Small: 28th July- 3rd September

Noted: 28th July- 3rd September

Portraits and George Town: 28th July- 3rd September

And other exhibitions of arts and music

With over one hundred unique events each year, the Festival seeks to create new and vibrant connections between the traditional and the contemporary, the past and the future. Drawing thousands of visitors each year to Penang, George Town Festival is quickly becoming one of Asia's must-see events.

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