Start here to create your account. Then you can enter the Photo Competition, sign up for workshops and vote on photos.
Planning has started for the 2016 Augusta Photo Festival. Put the dates on your calendar NOW -- October 21 through October 30, 2016 -- and watch our site for more information as plans are finalized. Also join our Facebook group, Augusta Photo Festival, to share your photographic journey with other photographers. If you would like to be a part of the planning process, contact us at
Recent efforts to revitalize Augusta's Laney-Walker and Bethlehem neighborhoods have been described as "a transformation few people ever imagined." Yet, as the changes unfold and reshape these urban landscapes, there is a need to create a photographic record of the of the area as it exists today. In the fall of 2013 the Augusta Photography Festival, Inc. conducted a workshop and photowalk focused on these neighborhoods. Photographers visited the Penny Savings Bank, the S.S. Johnson House, St. Benedict's convent and the new Pine Street development.
Through the generosity of the Porter Fleming Foundation, forty images created from that workshop were chosen as the core of the Augusta Photo Festival first permanent collection. During National Historic Preservation month of May 2015, the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History hosted this collection of work entitled "Reframing the Subject." The exhibition is currently in temporary storage until its next showing.
The 4th biennial Augusta Photo Festival in October 2014 was another unqualified success -- starting with the submission of more than 900 photos for judging in our photo competition, through 10 days of educational workshops and sold-out photo walks, and ending with the awarding of thousands of dollars of prize money to amateur student and adult photographers. We appreciate the support of you all, the hundreds of Festivalers who made it all happen. Keep your eyes on this website for future events.
Meanwhile, congratulations to the winners of the photo competition. Be sure to visit the 2014 photo gallery to see all of the photos entered.
Thanks to our sponsors! Augusta Convention & Visitors' Bureau
Augusta Regional Collatoration
Almost 900 photos, 100 from students, were submitted for the 2014 photo competition. Now it's your turn to pick your favorites -- visit the galleries and vote!
Come join the Augusta Photography Festival, Inc. for a weekend of workshops and photowalks