The Lenzburg Photo Festival

Lenzburg is dedicated to photography for more than one month.

The Lenzburg Photo Festival is a new, up-and-coming festival in its third edition, which takes place for one month in Lenzburg, a charming small Swiss town with a historic city centre. The proximity to Zurich and Basel, the capitals of the international art world, enables world-class experts to participate. The festival enjoys international recognition while maintaining its intimate dimension, offering photographers, experts and the public the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas.
With exhibitions, events, workshops, photo book corners, portfolio reviews, discussions and meetings with experts from the world of photography, two exceptional photo festival prizes and the second Lenzburg Photomarathon, the Lenzburg Photo Festival 2020 is an event well worth seeing and should find its place on every agenda.

We want you and us to stay healthy! That is why we have a protection concept and adhere to the BAG rules. At all our exhibitions, events and workshops we make sure that the distance is kept. We keep contact tracing lists in accordance with the regulations of the canton of Aargau.


TIMES UNDER PRESSURE - due to the new rules of the "BAG Bundesamt für Gesundheit" (Federal Office of Public Health) of the 19th October 2020, the following dates on Saturday 24th October cannot take place:

  • Finissage
  • Talk with Tomas Wüthrich
  • Fotomarathon and public award ceremony

The exhibitions are still open in compliance with the new rules of the BAG.

The workshops will also take place.


All about the exhibition venues, opening hours and tickets.

Thanks to the special cooperation with Stapferhaus and the great public interest, the exhibition "Divided We Stand" by Braschler/Fischer will be extended until Sunday, November 15. 

Photo Contest

This year the Lenzburg Photo Festival focuses on the theme "Times under pressure". Everything revolves around acceleration. The correlation between speed and time is a huge challenge.


For the issue 2020 we are looking for reinforcement: Join us! We are looking for sponsors and people who want to get involved. We look forward to hearing from you!