THE FENCE is one of the largest traveling photography exhibitions, reaching 8 million visitors annually through open air experiences in 8 cities across North America: Atlanta, Brooklyn, Boston, Calgary, Denver, Houston, Seattle, and Sarasota.

Photographers submitting to the 8th edition of The FENCE may also be considered for one of 3 Regional Showcase exhibitions that will highlight work by photographers living in the Gulf Coast of Florida, New England, and Western Canada.


Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work for consideration by the jury.

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Brooklyn, New York

Since its inception, THE FENCE has consistently attracted exceptional work by talented photographers from around the world, giving us an opportunity to share these powerful photographic narratives with a diverse audience of millions of visitors annually, while providing photographers with a truly public platform and unexpected career opportunities.

THE FENCE was conceived and produced by United Photo Industries, and was developed in partnership with Photo District News in 2011. It was presented for the first time in 2012 in Brooklyn Bridge Park and has since grown and flourished through a series of strategic partnerships with like-minded cultural organizations across the United States.

Sarasota, Florida

Calgary, Canada

About United Photo Industries

United Photo Industries is a New York based non-profit organization that works to promote a wider understanding and increase access to the art of photography. Founded in 2011 by Sam Barzilay, Dave Shelley, and Laura Roumanos, United Photo Industries has rapidly solidified its position in the public art landscape by consistently showcasing thought-provoking, challenging, and exceptional photography from across the globe.

Proudly devoted to cultivating strategic partnerships, creative collaborations, and community spirit, United Photo Industries has presented hundreds of exhibitions and public art installations across the United States and worldwide in partnership with numerous festivals, city agencies, and not-for-profit organizations.For more information about United Photo Industries, visit unitedphotoindustries.com

Atlanta, Georgia

Boston, Massachusetts

Houston, Texas

Durham, North Carolina