In Your Neighborhood: Palm Springs, CA

(Image via National Geographic, Palm Springs Photo Festival)

The Palm Springs Photo Festival kicks off on March 29th, offering photographers of all levels a week of seminars, symposiums, portfolio reviews and workshops, one of which is being taught by renown documentary photographer Steve McCurry. McCurry captured the iconic shot above for
National Geographic
in 1985 and then famously re-shot the same captivating Afghan woman 17 years later for the publication. He will be leading the workshop entitled ” A Master Class in Documentary Photography”. Another example of the Festival’s great lineup of workshops is the “The Digital Landscape”, which will be taught by acclaimed digital master John Paul Caponigro. Find more information about the Palm Springs Photo Festival after the jump…

March 29 – April 3. Korakia Pensione, Palm Springs, California

The Palm Springs Photo Festival is an intense week-long event for Professional, Emerging and Serious Advanced Amateur Photographers. We are dedicated to providing a rich program intended to inspire, educate and instill or reignite passion for the art and commerce of photography. No other photography event in the country offers such a high level of content. Attendees are encouraged to arrive on Sunday, March 29 in order to enjoy our Open Portfolio Review and Opening Reception.

Connect 09 offers the opportunity to MEET top photographers, curators, art directors, editors, gallery directors, ad agency creatives, educators and industry leaders in the spectacular desert environment of Palm Springs, California for this year’s Palm Springs Photo Festival. SHOW your portfolios, STUDY with legendary photographers, ATTEND cutting-edge seminars / symposiums and ENJOY evening projections by world famous image-makers. NETWORK with the master photographers, industry insiders and your contemporaries at several great evening parties and enjoy the warm Palm Springs weather. Most importantly, we promise you won’t have more FUN at any other photo event. Walk away with a RENEWED PASSION for the art of image making.
Don’t miss your opportunity to CONNECT!







Registration includes all Symposiums, certain Seminars, Evening Presentations, access to sponsor suites, free beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) at Evening Parties and other special events.

Daily Registration 1-Day $70, 2-Day $140, 3-Day $210, 4-Day $280 (- 20% per Workshop day for Workshop Attendees)

Registration (Special) $410 – 4 Days With 5 Portfolio Reviews

Seniors, Students & Palm Springs Residents Seniors and Palm Springs residents receive a 10% Discount, With Valid ID. Qualifying Students receive 10% discounts. Discounts may not be combined.

Workshops (1 day) $275

Workshops $740 – $1000 – (inclusive of all model fees and transportation fees if applicable).

Seminars $90

Portfolio Reviews (5) $250

Open Portfolio Review Free with Portfolio Reviews, $75 without

Tech Consultations $60 per 25 minute session

Evening Presentations Free to Attendees, $25 Public (Subject to space availability).


$1,600 – Unlimited Portfolio Reviews, Seminars and Choice of Workshop with Space Available

Open Portfolio Review and Opening Reception Free for Registered Attendees of the Festival. Admission to the Opening Reception is limited to Festival Registrants Only
A registration fee is required for each day of festival attendance.
Daily Registration fee does not include Workshops, certain Seminars or Portfolio Reviews.
Additional Blocks of 5 Portfolio Reviews may be purchased separately.
ATTENTION: The Palm Springs Photo Festival has negotiated special rates with our Attendee Headquarters hotel, the HYATT REGENCY PALM SPRINGS in addition to the Palm Mountain Resort and Comfort Inn hotels. Please click here for complete details!
For Further Information, Please Call 1.800.928.8314 or email us at


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