What is ManifestO ?

ManifestO Festival is an invitation to the international contemporary photography in Toulouse
→ our call to authors is open to all regardless of age, nationality or status, and no theme is imposed neither any participation fees. An independent jury, that changes every year, selects 12 works among all the proposals received.

We welcome more than 20.00 visitors during a two-week festival
→ in 17 years, we have helped more than 350 photographers exhibit in Toulouse, thus quickly becoming a real gateway for national exhibitions and a professional career path.

The 18th edition of the festival is directed by the photographer Jen Christian BOURCART
→ for the last 13 years, each edition is placed under the sponsorship of a renowned photographer who chairs the jury and a large exhibition space is devoted to him/her alongside the laureates : David Hamilton, collective Tendance Floue, Les Krims, Joan Fontcuberta, Jane Evelyn Atwood, Alain Fleischer, Michel Vanden Eeckhoudt, Laurent Millet, Letizia Battaglia, Philippe Gérard Dupuy, Martine Voyeux, Louis Jammes were our lasts special guests.

A village of shipping containers in the heart of Toulouse
→ since 2009, ManifestO festival takes shape since 2009 in an assembly of shipping containers installed along the Garonne. Each artist earns a container as an exhibition space and occupies it according to his artistics wishes.

Access to exhibitions and events are free and open to all
→ as we believe that art is also a learning tool for common life, a cultural richness that must be made available to all, we also organise lectures, round tables, a reading of portfolios weekend, together with an important work of cultural mediation ( public and schools).

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ManifestO is a non-profit association recognized of public interest which is supported by our institutional and private partners