The Cleveland Photo Fest announces its lineup for its 5th annual photography exhibition for September of 2024.

Photographed by 30 intrepid local photographers, Photo Fest will present a black and white portrait exhibition of 60 Cuyahoga County Mayors and Civic Officials. This exhibition was made possible by the generous support of the Rotary Club of Cleveland.

Photo Fest will also include exhibitions of a National Cat Show (national submissions), 40 Women’s Self Portraits (local submissions), the fashion photography of Clevelander Arlene Pachasa, Canadian/Clevelander Daniel Hertel-Cournyer’s unique EXTRUSIONS, Cleveland Middle Schoolers selfies and their Pets, and our annual Volunteer’s Exhibitions.

The opening for this year's CPF is September 6th at the Bostwick Design Art Initiative at 2731 Prospect Rd, Cleveland, OH 44115, the

The Cleveland Photo Fest is FREE, open to the public, and on display through September 29th, 2024. Live music with the Sons of Erie at 7PM

Public hours are Friday, 12 to 9 PM, Saturday and Sunday 12 to 5 PM, as well as by special arrangement.

Our September Friday night Speaker’s Programs will include Canadian Daniel Hertel – Cournyer, Arlene Pachasa and a special presentation of Women who participated in the Self Portrait show

All Friday Night Programs start at 7PM and are FREE to the public.



Mayors, Managers, and Trustees: A Portrait of Cuyahoga County Officials

Thirty intrepid photographers have fanned out through Cuyahoga County to create portraits of 61 Mayors and municipal administrators. Printed in black and white (with a color selfie of the photographer and Mayor) this exhibition is a snapshot of the face of politics today.


The Woman’s Self Portrait Show

Forty women were invited to show their true selves in a myriad of colors and styles. Deep, introspective or just plain funny, the participants strut their stuff.

Submission information HERE


Cleveland Middle Schoolers and Their Pets

A show of portraits of CMDA school children and their friends, furry, finned or just plain cute.


The 5th Annual Volunteer’s Appreciation Show

30 of our finest volunteers exhibit their work.



An international perspective of CAT. An open show with entries from across the City and country.

Submission information HERE


Daniel Hertel-Cournyer

Former Clevelander, now Canadian and LGBT member, his photographs use photo-projection. Extrusionism in painting and the original technique of photographic weaving.


Arlene Pachasa
Pretty Intimate: Film and Fashion

A retrospective of Arlene’s work in the film, fashion and celebrity world of Paris, Cannes, LA and NYC during the 1980’s and 1990’s.