Month of Photography 2023

A Biennial Festival of Photographic Art

March 1 – 31, 2023

Month of Photography Denver is back in March 2023 – and that means you can enjoy an incredible amount of outstanding photography at more than 60 spaces in Denver and beyond, from big museums to galleries to coffee shops. Most events are free to attend.

Presented by the Colorado Photographic Arts Center, the festival includes works by more than 500 local, national, and international artists, making it one of the most important platforms for photography in the Western U.S.

The 2023 events marks the 9th iteration of the festival, which was founded in 2004 by Denver-based artist Mark Sink and is now run by CPAC.

With more than 125 exhibitions, artist talks, receptions, workshops, and events, there’s something for everyone.


Visit denvermop.orgto browse the Event Calendar or search by date, artist, subject, neighborhood, or event type. View an Event Map to find events near you.

There’s no better place to start your MOP journey than right here at festival headquarters, the Colorado Photographic Arts Center (1070 Bannock Street in Denver’s Golden Triangle Creative District). To celebrate MOP and the organization’s 60th Anniversary, CPAC is exhibiting a curated selection of images from its Permanent Collection that haven’t been shown to the public in decades.

In Looking Back, Moving Forward: Permanent Collection Highlights, you’ll get an overview of photographic history while enjoying works by masters such as Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Judy Dater, and Jerry Uelsmann; prints by Colorado photographers like Hal Gould, Kristen Sink, and Ewing Stiffler; and contemporary works by Zora Murff, Greer Muldowney, and Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman.

While you’re here, pick up a printed guide to get your bearings, or download a PDF at

Image Detail: Desert Portal by Kevin Hoth