Top Photography Events 2019

Photo Events in 2019 (USA & Europe)

Attending photography events and trade shows can be a positive way to network within the industry, learn about the latest advances in photographic technology and hone your skills as a professional creative.

With the new year quickly approaching, now is the best time to start planning which photography events you can attend in 2019.

Whether you are based in the United States or throughout Europe, there are a handful of options for photography trade shows, exhibitions, competitions and events in your local city.

To help you have a better understanding of what you can attend, here is our list of Global Photography Events in 2019:

Event NameMonthDaysLocationContinent
Imaging USA117-22Atlanta, GeorgiaUSA
Societies Photographic Convention116-19London, UKEurope
Photography Fair Kortrijk127Kortrijk, BelgiumEurope
Photo Booth Expo224-27Las Vegas, NevadaUSA
Photo LA21-3Barker Hangar, Santa MonicaUSA
PhotoPro Expo221-25Northern Kentucky and CincinnatiUSA
BSC London 21-2London, EnglandEurope
The Photography Show316-19Birmingham, UKEurope
Photography Fair Gent331Ghent, BelgiumEurope
Milan Image Art Fair322-25Milan, ItalyEurope
Photo and Camera Fair315-17Helsinki, FinlandEurope
Fotomassan Stockholm322-24Stockholm, SwedenEurope
Aipad Photography Show 44-7Piers 92/94, New YorkUSA
Photokina58-11Cologne, GermanyEurope
PhotoShop World 5-630-1OrlandoUSA
Photo+ Adventure 68-9Duisburg, GermanyEurope
Photo Basel611-16Basel, SwitzerlandEurope
CeBIT624-28Hanover, GermanyEurope
Travel Writers & Photographers Conference89-12Corte Madera/San Francisco, CaliforniaUSA
Carolina Photo Expo82-6Durham, North CarolinaUSA
Filter Photo Festival 919-22Millenium Knickerbocker, Chicago, ILUSA
Le Salon de la Photo117-11Paris, FranceEurope
European Conference on Visual Media Production1213-14London, United KingdomEurope

👉 Photography Events in the United States in 2019

Imaging USA

  • Dates: January 17-22
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Imaging USA is the longest running photographic conference, trade show and exhibit in the United States, with 10,000 working photographers in attendance each year. The focus of the event is to help photographers grow as both artists and entrepreneurs. You can read more about registration and purchasing tickets here.

Photo Booth Expo

  • Dates: February 24-27
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

This event is the largest trade show for photo booth professionals, manufacturers, and suppliers. At the event, new products and concepts are revealed and professionals come together for seminars, networking, parties, and entertainment. To purchase tickets you can find more information here.

Photo LA

  • Dates: February 1-3
  • Location: Barker Hangar, Santa Monica

Photo La is the longest running international photographic art exposition. This is where a handful of artists will present their work and collectors and curators will attend for a glance at the exclusive pieces being showcased. You can find more information about the event here.

Aipad Photography Show 

  • Dates: April 4-7
  • Location: Piers 92/94, New York

Aipad is one of the world’s longest running exhibition dedicated to photography. It showcases museum quality work, including contemporary, modern and 19th-century photographs as well as photo-based art, video and new media. For more information, you can visit their website here.

Travel Writers & Photographers Conference

  • Dates: August 9-12
  • Location: Corte Madera/San Francisco, California

Organized by Book Passage, the conference will take place from August 9th to the 12th in Cote Madera. On the fourth day of the conference, there will be an array of writing and photography workshops, panels, discussions and evening faculty presentations. More information can be found here.

Filter Photo Festival 

  • Dates: September 19-22
  • Location: Millenium Knickerbocker, Chicago, IL

The Filter Photo Festival is a 4-day event for artists to share their work with local, national and international photography professionals. To purchase tickets visit their website here.

Carolina Photo Expo

  • Dates: August 2-6
  • Location: Durham, North Carolina

The Carolina Photo Expo is one of the leading photography conferences in the country. It helps professionals grow their business and craft and provides speakers, classes, and education for its attendees. You can read more about registration here.

PhotoPro Expo

  • Dates: February 21-25
  • Location: Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati

This exposition covers education in the photography industry with workshops, live demos and more. For all information, visit their website here.

PhotoShop World 

  • Dates: May 30 – June 1
  • Location: Orlando

This is a 3-day creative event with training, networking, and opportunities to meet instructors in the photography and design industries. You can read all about the event here.

👉 Photography Events in Europe in 2019


  • Dates: May 8-11
  • Location: Cologne, Germany

Photokina is an event that discovers new products and innovations in the photography field. It covers topics such as photographic lighting, software, publishing your work and large format printing. For more information, visit their website here.

The Photography Show 

  • Dates: March 16-19
  • Location: Birmingham, UK

The Photography show is hosted by associations around Britain to provide a conference with the latest technology, seminars, and talks of the photographic medium. You can purchase tickets here.

BSC London 

  • Dates: February 1-2
  • Location: London, England

BSC is an event that showcases the latest photography products and reveals new technology. Here, attendees can test the equipment and learn which systems are best suited for them. You can read more about the event here.

Photography Fair Gent

  • Dates: March 31
  • Location: Ghent, Belgium

The Photography Fair Gent features products such as magazines, books, lenses, cameras, darkrooms, digital and analog photography. Check out their website for ticket prices here.

Milan Image Art Fair

  • Dates: March 22-25
  • Location: Milan, Italy

The Milan Photo Fair is an innovative art event that showcases established to emerging artists in the photography world. It is also a place for collectors who are interested in the contemporary art world. Read more about the event here.

European Conference on Visual Media Production 

  • Dates: December 13-14
  • Location: London, United Kingdom

The European Conference on Visual Media Production brings specialists from around the world in the area of film, broadcast, imaging, and graphics. The conference covers topics on video processing, computer vision, computer graphics and animations. All information can be found here.

Photo and Camera Fair

  • Dates: March 15-17
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland

The Photo and Camera Fair is focused on discovering new tools and equipment through a trade fair and expert talks. More information can be found here.

Societies Photographic Convention

  • Dates: January 16-19
  • Location: London, UK

This 4-day convention is for professional and aspiring photographers. Members of the convention receive benefits and guidance on their careers and businesses. For tickets, check out the information here.

Photography Fair Kortrijk

  • Dates: January 27
  • Location: Kortrijk, Belgium

The Photography Fair features products within the photographic field including digital and analog images, cameras, projectors, and industry focused publications. For tickets, click here.

Fotomassan Stockholm

  • Dates: March 22-24
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden

This photography fair is the largest in the Nordic region. It showcases the latest products and is a place for beginning and professional photographers to meet and network. You can read more information about the event here.

Photo+ Adventure 

  • Dates: June 8-9
  • Location: Duisburg, Germany

This is a fair festival for photography, travel and the outdoors. Here you can find manufacturers and experts with the latest trends and equipment. For information visit their site here.

Photo Basel

  • Dates: June 11-16
  • Location: Basel, Switzerland

This is a world-renowned art fair with a sole dedication to the art of photography. You can read about the event here.


  • Dates: June 24-28
  • Location: Hanover, Germany

This trade show is the world’s number one marketplace for digital business. It covers industry sectors of photography, film and more. For tickets, check out their website here.

Le Salon de la Photo

  • Dates: November 7-11
  • Location: Paris, France

This exhibition covers a range of conferences and events for amateur, beginning and professional photographers. You can read more about the event here.

Have you previously attended one of these events or planning to go in 2019? Let us know in our comments below!