Vogue Italia presents the first-ever international festival dedicated entirely to fashion photography. The Photo Vogue Festival will be a unique opportunity for visitors to engage with some of the most influential photographers, top curators and high-end agencies, who will provide first-hand insights into a world that is usually perceived as exclusive and unattainable.

Vogue Photo Festival
Yelena-Yemchuk/ Vogue Photo Festival

Chaired by Vogue Italia's editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani and directed by senior photo editor Alessia Glaviano, the unique photo festival will hold various conferences and exhibitions held in some of Milan's most prestigious galleries. Exhibitions will include The Female Gaze, featuring work by female photographers including Yelena Yumchuk, Aida Muluneh and Juno Calypso, LA-based artist Vanessa Beecroft and photographers who have had their work selected through the scouting initiative launched by PhotoVogue.

Vogue Photo Festival
Taken from the series Alone Online Arvida Byström/ Vogue Photo Festival

The Photo Vogue Festival will run from 22-26 November 2016. IBTimesUK takes look at some of the work on display:

Vogue Photo Festival
Vogue Photo Festival
From left: MAXXI, Rome, 2014, Flaunt Magazine, 2013 (Vanessa Beecroft/ Vogue Photo Festival)