san diego, California

October 17th - 20th, 2019


The Medium Festival

Medium is a four-day photography event in San Diego celebrating boundary-pushing artists of our time. We are the only photo festival in the United States that offers tours to Latin America and grants for Latin American artists. Every October we present a renowned two-day portfolio review with leading curators, gallerists, and publishers, in addition to two days of artist lectures, a studio and exhibition tour in Tijuana, and our juried exhibition Size Matters.


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Spring Workshops

Our spring workshops are built to fast forward your creative work, with a range of topics from 19th century printing processes to editorial and creative workshops. Led by instructors fluent in creating targeted learning experiences, each workshop is based in a supportive outcome-driven environment.


Platinum/Palladium Printing in the 21st Century

with scott b. davis

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Medium Review

Our annual portfolio review is coveted by photographers and curators alike for being a welcoming event in a relaxed environment that offers significant opportunities for fine art photographers. 2019 registration opens April 18 at 9:00am, for 48 hours only. After that time we begin a waitlist with space filled if registered photographers cancel. Our list of reviewers will be updated throughout spring 2019.

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San Diego / Tijuana


Uniquely situated near the busiest land border crossing in the world, San Diego offers a perfect jumping off point to experience the influence and richness of Latin America. Each year we visit artist studios and exhibition spaces in Tijuana, Mexico as part of the annual gathering in October. Our next tour of studios in Tijuana will be on April 6—registration is opening soon.

I have been trying to absorb the magnitude of what I experienced at Medium. I mean wow! I was not remotely aware of how much this festival would impact me. Meeting such a giving and open community of artists and curators was beyond my expectations. Second the impact of the artist talks left me in some cases very teary.
— Rocio Graham