On the first day of the Festival (Friday, May 13), a professor from Burch University, prof. Emir Klepo, and Julijan Komšić from the specialized photography studio Blackbox will hold their lecture. The day will end with a gathering of photographers at the Mash Club starting at 8 p.m.

The second day of the Festival (Saturday, May 14) begins with the panel “Technique and Poetics of Photos”, which will be led by Jelena Janković and Mario Periša.

Canon’s presentation of the R series follows, after which the Sarajevo Photography Festival has the honour of hosting dr. Paul Lowe, one of the leaders in the field of documentary photography.

On the third day of the Festival (Sunday, May 15), Franjo Matković and Senja Vild, an interesting fashion photography duo from Croatia, will hold a lecture on “Four Eyes and Fashion”.

They will be followed by a lecture by Pulitzer Prize winner Damir Šagolj, who will talk about documentary photography.

The festival closes with a lecture by NYU professor Dr Lauren Walsh who will speak on the topic of photojournalism in times of crisis. She will also present his new book “Through the Lens: The Pandemic and Black Lives Matter”.

All lectures will be held in the premises of Networks at Skenderpašina 1 in Sarajevo, and admission to all events during the festival is free and open to all.

Jury 2023

Our jury panel is comprised of an international pool of photography industry professionals, art directors, curators, and other influential luminaries.

Nino-Ana Samkharadze


Bertan Selim


Mélanie Wenger


Filip Koludrović


Ivan Hrkaš


Nina Mašić


Vladan i Emina Gavrić




Finalists and Winners 2023

Photographers from all over the world competed in eight categories of photography: documentary photography (reportage), portrait, fashion photography, weddings, mobile photography, life, advertising photography and landscape / urban landscape.