About

We are currently prepping for the inaugural launch of the Key West Photography Festival! This juried competition + 4-day festival (Feb 8th-11th, 2018) will be located in Key West, Florida, with a  focus on contemporary photography. We will have rotating exhibits, panels, workshops, celebrity guests and much more! We are looking for sponsors, interns, volunteers and photographers. If you are interested in helping or participating, please get in touch at keywestphotofest@gmail.com.

Who We Are

 
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Quincy Perkins

Born in Key West in 1980, Quincy spent his childhood immersed in the stories of Key West. He attended boarding school in Massachusetts and then college in upstate New York. In 2002, he graduated with a Linguistics and Economics degree from Hobart College. After graduation he went to work for the Galapagos National Park and the Charles Darwin Foundation in Puerto Ayora, in the Galapagos Islands. It was there that he caught the eye of National Geographic who hired him as a Line Producer for the magazine and put him to work for the next two years covering stories around South America. During that time, he became proficient in creating small documentaries for the internet and also working with world famous photographers. He then went to work for Appian Way and The Lab Entertainment Group in Los Angeles where he worked under Leonardo Dicaprio for several years as a writer and short filmmaker. His film works have been seen on PBS, HBO, National Geographic Channel, NBC, ABC as well as film festivals like Sundance (’07) and Cannes (’15). In 2008, he returned full time to Key West where he helped form the new Tropic Cinema. He is also a director of the Key West Film Festival. His film work continues to inspire his love for images. He worked closely with the Lima Biennial Foto Exhibit in Lima, Peru while documenting his film The Little Firemen (currently available on Amazon). He also continues collaboration with the Historic Architectural Committee on preservation of historic Key West and the Florida Keys. Quincy continues to curate and develop cultural projects with local and international institutions through his company White Orchid Studios.

 

 
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Lena Perkins

A University of Arts in London graduate, Lena is dividing her time between styling, graphic design and photography, as well as art-directing at the KWPF, which was a long time dream of hers.
You can follow her work here and here.

 

 
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Paul Blundell

Paul Blundell is a local artist with a focus on mixed media, writing, and enjoys taking photos on his bicycle. Originally from Dublin, Ireland, he now splits his time between Ontario and Key West.

Paul is thrilled to be part of the festival, not only as a photographer, but also being an integral part of the logisitics, planning and execution of it. You can follow him on Instagram here.

 

 
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Alison Tirrell

A recent transplant to Key West from Brooklyn, NY, Alison has never been as inspired to take photos as she is now, finding Key West to be an endless source of visual inspiration. When not working as a freelance software tester, Alison is handling the social channels of the Festival and is loving making connections with photographers all over the globe! Follow her on Instagram here.

 

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