The Light Leaks Festival is an annual celebration of documentary and street photography, showcasing the unique perspectives of renowned photographers and providing a platform for both professional and amateur photographers to engage with the art form.
It is a celebration of everyday life and urban testimonies through the eyes of photographers, with a focus on storytelling in street photography, photojournalism and documentary photography.
The festival was previously known as the Luxembourg Street Photography Festival, but was rebranded in 2023 to reflect its new focus.
The festival will take place from May 5th to May 12th, 2024, at the Rotondes cultural center in Luxembourg, situated at 3 Place des Rotondes, L-2448 Luxembourg. The venue is conveniently located near a train station, providing easy access for attendees. Additionally, there are several public parking spaces available in close proximity to the Rotondes cultural center, offering convenient parking options for those arriving by car.
The program encompasses an exhibition featuring over 20 Luxembourg photographers, an Open Wall where attendees can contribute their photos, a Bazaar for photographers to present their projects, various workshops, and insightful talks by the guest photographers. The festival will also include a Gear Market and Book Market.
The Light Leaks Festival offers an engaging platform for active participation from the public.
Conferences: If you're interested in attending talks by renowned photographers Bieke Depoorter, Michael Ackerman, and Nikita Teryoshin, make sure to register in advance. Book your spot through the festival website
Workshops: The festival offers several workshops, including a three-day workshop with Michael Ackerman, a beginner "Streetphotography Workshop," a workshop on legal issues in street photography, and a workshop on analogue photography. Details about each workshop, including dates, times, and prices, can be found here.
Portfolio Reviews: If you wish to have a specialist opinion on your work, sign up for portfolio reviews. Registration is required, and you can find more details on the festival website. The reviews will be conducted by members of the Luxembourg Streetphoto Collective and the three guest photographers: Bieke Depoorter, Michael Ackerman, and Nikita Teryoshin.
Open Wall: If you're a photographer interested in showcasing your work, consider participating in the Open Wall. Details on how to submit your work and the theme of the exhibition can be found on the here.
Bazaar: If you want to present your photography project, club, collective, or book to the festival audience, register for the Bazaar on the festival website. Ensure that your project aligns with street or documentary photography and be ready to actively engage with our audience. Register here.
Participating in the Light Leaks Festival exhibition presents an exciting chance for photographers to showcase their talents.The indoor exhibit is a curated invitation based exhibit. Nevertheless, we’ve created two special opportunities for everyone to potentially secure a spot in the exhibition: the Open Wall and the annual Slide Night.
Consider submitting your best work through these channels for a chance to be part of the exhibition. Winners from both the Open Wall Contest and the Annual Slide Night will have the special opportunity to showcase their art at the Light Leaks Festival indoor exhibition. We look forward to seeing your unique take on light and photography!
No, the exhibition is open to all visitors free of charge during the opening hours of the festival. It's a great opportunity to explore the work of local and international photographers.
Yes, some events at the Light Leaks Festival 2024 require payment.
Workshop "Michael Ackerman” (3 days) - Price: 550€ / 380€ <25 years old
Beginner “Streetphotography Workshop” (2 days) - Price: 150€ / 10€ <25 years old
Workshop ”La photographie de rue et le droit à l’image” - Price: 50€ / 5€ <25 years old
Workshop "Analogue photography” - Price: 50€ / 5€ <25 years old
Price: 10€ / 5€ <25 years old, per review session (more infos can be found here).
Individual Ticket: 7€ (Presale) or 8€ (Box)
<25 years old Ticket: 4€ (Presale) or 5€ (Box)
The number of places are limited.
Yes, the festival features two contests, the Open Wall Contest, and the Youth Contest that specifically highlights the works of young photographers from Lycée Aline Mayrisch and Lycée des Arts et Métiers.
The Open WallContest is open to the public, all relevant informations can be found here.
The Youth Contest actively involves high schools, namely Lycée Aline Mayrisch and Lycée des Arts et Métiers. This contest is limited to the participating schools/classes.
The formal declaration of winners for both the Youth Contest and the Open Wall Contest is scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 12th, at 16:00 in the Galerie, Rotondes.
Contest announcements, results, and other festival updates will be communicated through the official festival website (www.lightleaks.lu) and other official channels. Keep an eye on these platforms for the latest information on contest winners and related events.
Yes, there is a Refund Policy for Light Leaks Festival 2024 Events:
No refund is available for workshop registrations.
No refund is available for conference registrations.
No refund is available for portfolio review sessions.
Masterclass by Michael Ackerman:
Refund and Cancelation Policy:
Cancelation and refund requests received before February 29, 2024 will be eligible for a 85% refund.
Cancelation and refund requests received until March 31, 2024, will be eligible for a 50% refund.
Cancelation and refund requests received after March 31, 2024 will not be accepted.
In the event that the masterclass is canceled due to not meeting minimum enrolment or for any other reason, all paid registrations will be refunded in full with no cancelation fee.
Light Leaks Festival cannot be held liable for any non-refundable traveling expenses if a workshop is canceled. Purchasing travel insurance is highly recommended to mitigate any potential losses in such circumstances.
The festival is organized by the Luxembourg Streetphoto Collective, a group founded in December 2011 to promote the art of Street Photography in Luxembourg and provide a platform for photographers to share their passion. The collective currently has 23 members. More infos about the collective can be foundhere.
Young participants enjoy reduced entrance and participation fees, fostering an environment that encourages exploration and learning in the field of street photography. This initiative aims to eliminate financial barriers, allowing young individuals to actively engage in our diverse range of programs.
If you have any inquiries, feedback, or specific questions for the festival team, you can reach out to them by sending an email firstname.lastname@example.org
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