Founded in 2004 by Denver-based artist Mark Sink, Month of Photography Denver (MOP) is a biennial festival that celebrates the photographic medium through public exhibitions, events and programs at more than 75 museums, galleries, and other participating spaces across the Denver Metro region. The festival creates exhibition opportunities for hundreds of working artists, generates publicity for arts organizations across the region, and showcase outstanding photography from around the world for everyone to enjoy.
The next festival will take place March 1-30, 2021 and will be the first under CPAC’s leadership.
For working photographers, a major highlight of the festival is the MOP Portfolio Reviews. Over two days, up to 72 registered photographers spend dedicated time with 30 leading curators, gallery owners, editors, and other professionals in the national photography community. Whether you’re seeking exposure for a finished portfolio or feedback on a project in progress, MoP Reviews can help you advance your practice and career. In previous years, numerous photographers have left with opportunities to exhibit, publish, and sell their work.
The 2021 reviews are scheduled to take place March 20-21 at The Curtis Hotel. CPAC will take every precaution necessary to protect the health and safety of participants and prevent the spread of coronavirus, including increased social distancing, sanitization, and other safety measures in accordance with local, state, and federal health authorities.
The festival also includes a Portfolio Walk, where the public is invited to browse an impressive display of photography and meet artists in a casual setting.
CPAC is currently building a new website for the Month of Photography festival that will launch to the public in July.
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To view highlights from past festivals, please visit the MOP archive at mopdenver.com.
The 2021 Month of Photography Denver Festival is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, the Bonfils Stanton Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, Denver Arts & Venues, the Morgan Family Foundation.