Indian Photo Festival
Hyderabad, Telangana

Indian Photo Festival

Indian Photo Festival

The annual Indian Photo Festival, launched in 2015, is among the country’s longest-running international photography festivals. Held across multiple venues across its host city of Hyderabad, it comprises exhibitions, talks, discussions, portfolio reviews, screenings and workshops that are free to attend. A platform for professional and aspiring photographers, photography lovers, and the public at large, the Indian Photo Festival strives to promote the art of photography while addressing social issues through the medium. The festival is held in collaboration with Telengana Tourism, Goethe Institut, Alliance Francaise in Hyderabad and GITZO among others.

Raghu Rai, Sebastiao Salgado, Roger Ballan, Nick Ut, Martin Parr, Reza Deghati, Carol Guzy, Ron Haviv, Stuart Franklin, Gauri Gill, Pep Bonet, Anush Babajanyan and Tasneem Alsultan are among the lensmen and lenswomen who have participated at the festival’s seven editions so far. Each year, the festival also presents the Indian Photo Festival Portrait Prize. Between editions, the organisers Light Craft Foundation run several projects, including a mentorship programme for young Indian photographers. 

The eighth and latest edition of the festival was held between 18 November and 19 December 2022. Speakers who participated in the latest edition include Sarah Leen, Smita Sharma, Sabeena Gadihoke, Tarun Bhartiya, Dominique Hildebrand and many others.

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Festival Schedule

How To Get There

How to Reach Hyderabad
1. By Air: The nearest airport is the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.

2. By Rail: Being the headquarter of the South Central Railway, Hyderabad is well connected with all the major cities of India, including New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Bengaluru, Kochi and Kolkata. There are railway stations at Nampally and Kachiguda. Trains leaving from these two stations can also be boarded at the Secunderabad Railway Station.

3. By Road: Regular services of state roadways and privately-owned buses are available from the Hyderabad Bus Stand. Roads are well linked with important cities and states. You can also hire rental cars or taxis to get to your desired destination.


  • Eco-friendly
  • Family-friendly
  • Food stalls
  • Gendered toilets
  • Non-smoking
  • Pet-friendly


  • Unisex toilets
  • Wheelchair access

Items & Accessories to Carry

1. A light shawl or jacket. Hyderabad, located in the northern part of the Deccan Plateau, has a tropical wet and dry climate and a chilly winter season that lasts from October to February, and peaks in December. A hat or a scarf is always a good idea.

2. Comfortable footwear. Sensible shoes or trainers are a great option.

3. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate are things you should keep handy.

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About Light Craft Foundation

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Light Craft Foundation

Light Craft Foundation

Light Craft Foundation celebrates the art of photography and promotes photographic art through interactions,…

Contact Details
Phone No 7032911980
Address Contact Us
Festival Office
Light Craft Foundation
# 507, 3-2-64/120, Nr. Lanco Hills,
Manikonda, Hyderabad-500 089, India


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