The FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA International Photography Festival is a unique and eclectic forum for the exhibition and celebration of photography and photography-based art forms.

The FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA International Photography Festival has fostered a tremendous growth in the photographic arts in South Texas. Established and mid-career artists showcase their talents alongside a burgeoning pool of avid photographic artists and enthusiasts.This reflects a deep interest in photography both as an art form and as a means of personal and cultural expression. It also points to San Antonio’s expansive, enthusiastic embrace of FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA SAFOTO.

As organizers of FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA, we strive for the highest levels of quality and service for the benefit of festival participants and the community as a whole. We fully engage the rich multiplicity of our combined cultural legacies, and we are proud of the opportunities for outreach, artistic advancement, and economic development that are generated by our Festival.

FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA has grown exponentially since we began in 1995 with a small group of exhibits and conferences. In 1998 FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA became a full-fledged international event, including a couple dozen exhibits in San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Boston and New York. The 2000 edition of FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA more than doubled in size, showcasing the work of over 180 photographic artists in 50 exhibits at galleries, art spaces, and other venues in San Antonio and other cities. FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA 2002, included a wide spectrum of innovative photographic work from 230 artists in 75 exhibits at 62 venues in San Antonio, Boerne, Kerrville, New Braunfels, Austin, Houston, Orlando, Maryland and New York. Exhibiting photographers came from Peru, Canada, Germany, Belgium, Iran, Mexico, India and the USA. From 2003 on, we stopped counting.

To view the exhibition and event schedules for previous editions of FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA, please visit the ARCHIVE section of our web site.

In many instances, FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA exhibit openings in San Antonio are scheduled by geographical location. Exhibits within the same area host their opening receptions on the same date; allowing the public to see more exhibits, more comfortably and more conveniently. At the same time, artists and venues benefit from the increased attendance that results from cross-promotional efforts and easier access.

Aside from the many exhibits on display in San Antonio during the month of September; galleries in Boerne, Kerrville and other towns in the Texas Hill Country, also show fine photographic works of regional, national, and international artists.

All FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA events are free and open to the public. If you are an artist or an organization interested in participating in the FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA Festival, please visit the GUIDELINES section of our web site for detailed information.

The FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA International Photography Festival and the SAFOTO WEB GALLERIES online exhibition series, are produced by:

333 West Olmos Drive #103, San Antonio, TX 78212.,,

Michael Mehl, Festival Director
Ann Kinser, Festival Coordinator
Paul Vaughn, Chief Technologist
Patricia Mendoza (Mexico, DF), At Large

FOTOSEPTIEMBRE and SAFOTO are privately owned Trademarks registered with the United States Patent & Trademark Office. All rights and usage reserved.