The Cleveland Photo Fest is alive, well and still working!

Given the current state and projections of the COVID 19, we have reprioritized our perspectives and goals by postponing our gallery exhibitions until the Spring of 2021.  As a committed partner and major supporter, we will keep you informed as to our progress and definitive plans.

We applaud the remarkable foresight and efforts of Governor Mike DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton for their leadership in this time of crisis. We are sure their combined actions saved many Ohio lives and will provide a viable future for us all.

Before the Closure, we had commitments from 15 regional Galleries and Artspaces to host photography exhibitionists as part of this year’s Photo Fest. We will continue to work with these galleries as to their planning. We will publicize their exhibitions that will be open to the public by September of this year.

In addition, and most importantly, the CPF has secured the Bostwick Design Art Initiative to host PHOTOTHON 21 in the Spring of 2021. Bostwick’s 4,000’ gallery space will allow us to exhibit over 250 photographs in 5 major exhibitions. The exhibitions will consist of open-to-the-public competitions and invitational shows drawn from local, regional and international photographers. And more excitingly, we will host 1 Million Selfies…an attempt on the world record for the largest photography show ever sponsored. MORESO, we are sanctioned by the Guinness Book Of World Records as an official event. We will be sending participation information about our new Selfies APP shortly.

We appreciate all of our friends, gallery owners, volunteers, and most importantly our local, national and international COMMUNITY of supporters as we forge ahead.

The Cleveland Photo Fest will keep you updated through our bulletins and our new monthly newsletter.

The show must, and will, go on.

Many thanx.

Unity Through Photography (AND Community)!

Herb Ascherman


Cleveland Photographic Workshop


Laura D'Alessandro 

Jim Szudy


Cleveland Photo Fest


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Janet Macoska – David Bowie
Angel Spillane
Richard Margolis – “Jerry Rubin April 10 1970”
Arduinna Chad Ward
Gender Duality
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Dolores Johnson – Gordon Parks, NYC, 2004, At Home with Gordon Parks
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JMS Kasner
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CPF Statement

The Cleveland Photo Fest was established in 2019 as an annual event for the benefit of the Greater Clevelanders who support photography as a fine art. Our mission is to strengthen the appreciation of photography as a major force in today’s visually driven culture. Exhibitions, publications, educational and fellowship programming are at the core of our active engagement with the Cleveland community.

The Cleveland Photo Fest has enlisted the local gallery and art-based community to share in CPF events. Participants have committed to sponsor or participate in photography related exhibitions in September and/or October of 2019. Community-oriented programming is an essential element of all CPF activities. To promote city-wide involvement, the CPF has partnered with local photographers, photography clubs, photo suppliers, national and professional organizations, educational institutions, public media and private enterprises.

The Cleveland Photographic Workshop and Gemini Developers (both a volunteer run 501.C.3 corporation) serves the local and national community of photographers and photography supporters through the programming of photographic exhibitions, educational opportunities and social engagement.

Unity Through Photography!!!