The Asia Pacific PhotoForum is an international consortium of professional photography festivals which collectively seeks to further the presence of photography across the Asia Pacific region and around the Pacific Rim. It offers a collective medium for artistic expression and dissemination of ideas and information in a globalizing world

Founded in 2010 by six Australian and New Zealand photography festivals — Auckland, Ballarat, Fotofreo, HeadOn, Queensland and Vivid — the APP member festivals are  committed to the sharing of knowledge and cross promotion of artists and ideas in the region

This pioneering new international initiative builds on the universal appeal of the photographic medium across all boundaries and borders and aims to promote and engage the exchange of ideas, values and concepts that support photographers across the Asia Pacific region




Unfortunately, Vivid in Canberra folded after just one outing. In 2011 Pingyao, China joined the group, and in 2012 Angkor was accepted as a member, and also saw the demise of Foto Freo. In 2013 Chiang Mai Documentary Arts Festival,  Chobi Mela in Bangladesh, GuatePhoto from Guatemala and Fotografica Bogota all became members of the APP.

To promote the exchange of ideas and artists amongst member festivals and nurture the development of photography across the geographical regions of our members by supporting member festivals.