Sept 8 - Nov 12, 2023



Louisville Photo Biennial

As the 2021 Louisville Photo Biennial has now drawn to a close, I want to thank each and every one of you for your help, creativity, and passionate participation in our festival. 

We had 53 venues, with a rich variety of works from the historic to the most contemporary. Our participants included our local creatives, and photographic artists from across our country and abroad. 

We enjoyed great publicity from the Courier-Journal, LEO Weekly, Louisville Public Media, News and Tribune, Today’s Woman, Manual Redeye, and Kentucky Monthly. And our beautiful Program Guide and website provided the essential information that helped people visit so many of our exhibits. 

In 2021, we reached a critical mass in recognition, fueled by our increasing sophistication and quality of our shows, and the concerted social media and publicity efforts from our venues and our staff. These areas are ones we plan to expand, along with greater media presence in 2023. 

All of this has been made possible by your active participation in this amazing cooperative effort. And of course, we owe so much to the dedicated work of Sam Miller, whose coordination skills and dedication are the backbone of the LPB, and the active commitment of our Board members, our staff and volunteers. We also could not have done this without the financial support of our corporate sponsors, and the generous donations of all the individuals who have helped us with their funding, their attendance, and enthusiasm. 

Thank you all for making the Louisville Photo Biennial a continuing success. 

All the best, Paul R. Paletti, Jr. 


Started in 1999 by four East Market Street galleries, the Louisville Photo Biennial has grown to encompass more than fifty photographic exhibits at venues throughout Metro Louisville, southern Indiana, and central Kentucky. This amazing cooperative effort between galleries, museums, colleges, universities, and other cultural institutions celebrates the medium of photography through a rich variety of exhibits including fine art, documentary, design, historic and even everyday snapshot photography. We are pleased to present works by photographers of national and international fame, as well as our extremely talented local and regional photographers.

2021 Keynote Speaker Event with Keith Carter Speed Art Museum

Photography always seemed to me a kind of benign magic. Light, precious metals, mysterious chemistry…wield the camera like a magic wand, murmur a few hopeful words…and on a good day you can conjure up proof of a dream.”


We thank Keith Carter for his warm and rousing keynote speech about what he’s learned from making art for 50 years and for the gift of his time during his visit. For those who were unable to attend in person, the Keynote was recorded by Marvin Young Photography and can be found by clicking the button below.


Support Us

Louisville Photo Biennial is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Now in our 20th year, we
produce a collaborative bi-annual festival celebrating the medium of photography through
exhibitions, workshops and other programming. Our mission is to expand appreciation of
photography as an art form, to encourage visual literacy through photography as a documentary
tool and a powerful medium for storytelling, and to create meaningful dialogue throughout
Kentucky and Indiana.

The Louisville Photo Biennial is produced and staffed primarily by volunteers and arts
professionals who support us with their time, talent and generosity. Please show your support
and appreciation by making a contribution to the Louisville Photo Biennial.
Our mailing address is

Louisville Photo Biennial, Inc.

713 East Market Street, Suite 100
Louisville, Kentucky 40202

For any questions, contact Paul Paletti at 502-589-9254

Thank you!


Ed Garber, C.J. Pressma, Paul Paletti, Thomas R. Schiff, David Becker, Clifton Foundation, John Gleason, Ren & Lisa LaRocca, Charles Clark, Bruce Anderson, Patty Burks, Peter Morrin, Elmer Lucille Allen, Tom Hardin, Renee Lam, John Nation, Linda Cowan, Vickie Raney Dewitt, Bill Luster, Mark Dobbins, John Burger, Earl Gaar, Bill Frank, Jacque Parsley, Buddy Ray, Sally DiGiovanni, Fred DiGiovanni

Special Thanks

These generous donors and organizations make it possible!