PHOTO 2022 provides a range of learning opportunities to advance your understanding of photography, no matter what your age or experience

Image: Chris Bowes, [Film Photobook Flatlay], Kindred Cameras, 2022

Image: Chris Bowes, 'Film, Photobook, Flatlay', Kindred Cameras, 2022.

Young Person's Guide


Free guide to artworks and exhibitions for Secondary School teachers and students, or families, to navigate the Festival and consider photography’s relationship to the major social, political and technological issues of our time.

Workshop: Street Photography

Saturday 7 May, 2pm

Learn techniques and tips for achieving unique and striking street photography with PHOTO 2022  artist Sarah Pannell. Amateur and professional photographers will be guided through different conceptual and technical approaches. Bring along your camera.

Image: Sarah Pannell, 2020. Courtesy the artist.

Image: Sarah Pannell, 2020. Courtesy the artist.

($45 concession)

Masterclass: On Industry, Philosophy and Techniques

Sunday 8 May, 12–3pm

Aimed at photography and visual arts students, exhibiting artist James J. Robinson will be leading an in-depth masterclass, covering topics such as the international photography industry, responsibilities of image making, and developing a personal style.

Hillvale gallery
$10 donation to Pay The Rent
Auslan interpretation available at the time of booking

Image: James J. Robinson, [On Golden Days], 2022. Courtesy the artist.

Image: James J. Robinson, On Golden Days, 2022. Courtesy the artist.


Programmed and delivered in partnership with Magnum Photos, PHOTO Lab is an online and in person professional development program for emerging Australian photographers and recent graduates. Working in small groups, you will have access to national and international curators, artists and educators at the forefront of photography from diverse institutions, experience and backgrounds.


Image: Isabella Porras, PHOTO Lab, 2021. Courtesy the artist.

Image: Isabella Porras, PHOTO Lab, 2021. Courtesy the artist.

Application is via an expression of interest (EOI).
EOI’s are open from 7 March and close 1 April 2022
PHOTO Lab runs from 9 May – 30 May 2022

Young Person’s Workshop: Photography and Bookmaking

Sunday 15 May, 1pm & Sunday 22 May, 12pm

Over two weekends, Kindred Cameras will teach the art of street photography and how to turn your images into a photobook that you will be able to take home with you. Age: 14 – 18 years. Materials and equipment supplied.


Image: Kindred Cameras, [Film Photobook Binding], Photograph by Chris Bowes. Courtesy the artist.

Online talk: Curating Photographs

Monday 16 May, 11am - 12pm

PHOTO 2022 curators will discuss their experience and methodology of working on diverse exhibition outcomes, and answer questions on how to start working as a curator. For Secondary School and Tertiary Students.

Free, bookings required.

Booking link available 7 March.

Image: Devika Bilimoria. Courtesy the artist.

Image: Devika Bilimoria. Courtesy the artist.

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March