SEPT 20–NOV 10, 2019



Louisville Photo Biennial

The eleventh Louisville Photo Biennial takes place September 20, 2019 to November 10, 2019 throughout Louisville Metro and its surrounding communities. Our photography exhibitions – spanning traditional to contemporary, local to global – are mounted at museums, galleries, universities, and cultural institutions. The Biennial also presents accompanying workshops, public lectures and panel discussions to stimulate learning and reinforce visual literacy. Since photography is the most widespread art form, our goal is to educate via meaningful dialogue to help bridge understanding in our diverse world through this dynamic medium.

One very important aspect of the Louisville Photo Biennial is that almost all of the exhibits and activities may be enjoyed for free. It is very important to our participating artists and organizations that the cultural richness provided by the Louisville Photo Biennial is accessible to everyone.


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.

Louisville Photo Biennial Welcomes Charles Traub

Best known for his ironic, real-world, witness-color photographs, Traub has dedicated himself to photography and photographic education for half a century. Traub has been a chairperson at the School of Visual Arts in NY for 30 years. He has served on a number of non-profit educational boards, and is the president of the Aaron Siskind Foundation. He has had more than 60 major exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the world, including one-person shows at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Speed Art Museum, Hudson River Museum, and Historic New Orleans Collection. Traub’s work is in the permanent collections of more than two dozen major museums worldwide. The author of more than a dozen books, his most recent work, Taradiddle, was published in 2018. Selections from this work will be on display at the Paul Paletti Gallery for the Biennial from September 20th to December 2019. The opening reception will be September 20 from  5:00 to 8:00pm.

Event Schedule

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!

Special Thanks

These great organizations make it possible!

Paul Paletti Gallery