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LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph Announces This Year's Photographers

March 16, 2009-- The third annual LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph is set for June 11, 12, and 13 in beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia! Three days of peace, love, and photography will transform historic downtown Charlottesville into a "living image" and celebrate the careers of three legendary photographers: Martin Parr, Gilles Peress, and Sylvia Plachy.

These three renowned photographers will each create a solo gallery exhibit and appear on-stage individually at the historic Paramount Theater to discuss their lifetime of work and show images from their careers. Please visit the Festival website at for more details on these artists and the LOOK3 programs.

Returning in 2009 are the LOOK3 Workshops and Project Critique Sessions. Photographers of all skill levels will find invaluable instruction and experience by enrolling in classes taught by master photographers David Alan Harvey, James Nachtwey, Nina Berman, Eugene Richards, and Larry Fink. Maggie Steber and Scott Thode will lead the Project Critique Sessions to help students edit and develop working photography projects.

The Festival is also excited to announce that the "Masters Talks" will include presentations by sports photographer Simon Bruty and portrait photographer Platon, among others. Paolo Pellegrin will mount a special outdoor show created just for LOOK3, and nature photographer Tom Mangelsen will exhibit in the TREES.

With 3 days filled with exhibitions, outdoor projections, film screenings, on-stage interviews, and special events, LOOK3 creates the perfect setting to share ideas and be inspired. Attendees will be surrounded by photography -- in the trees, projected in storefront windows and on buildings, and in all the galleries.

For more information and to buy passes, visit