OBSCURA Festival is Malaysia’s premier photography festival that celebrates photography from Asia and around the globe. Each year, the festival hosts a series of exhibitions, talks, workshops, professional portfolio reviews and slide shows. The festival also organises fringe events, including youth photography programmes with its festival partners.
Exhibiting photographers, curators, jury members and students fly in to George Town each year in the celebration of a quintessential and unique photography festival. The aim of the festival is rooted in education, understanding and togetherness through premier events that take place throughout the festival. OBSCURA Festival is embedded within The George Town Festival, a major international festival of the arts and culture in South East Asia.