Since 1999, the photo festival has taken place every third year in Hamburg, Germany, together with the city's major museums, cultural institutions, galleries and other organizers. Meanwhile, the Triennial of Photography has become an important festival of international emission. Besides a great variety of exhibitions under a common motto – highly topical photographic themes are analyzed. The fotofestival is complemented by symposia, lectures, portfolio reviews, slideshows and an international conference.
The Triennial of Photography Hamburg originates as an initiative of the photographer and collector F. C. Gundlach. Since 2014 Deichtorhallen Hamburg GmbH is hosting Triennial of Photography.
The theme of the next triennial of photography 2018 will be announced soon.
Kristof Candrowicz will be second time after 2015 the artistic director of the upcoming Triennial of Photography.