Photo Independent Milan, Italy is Open for Applications

Photo Independent is pleased to announce its extended partnership with the MIA Photo Fair in Milan, Italy in 2020.

We are excited to be sharing a venue with the MIA Photo Fair, a gallery-based photo fair — who will be celebrating their 10th edition in 2020, at The Mall, Milan.

As a photographic art fair — and the leading photo fair dedicated to photographers — Photo Independent is here to support photographers gain the exposure they are seeking.

Connect with the European Market

Sharing a venue with the MIA Photo Fair, who attracted over 25,000 visitors in 2019, will enhance the exposure for photographers and their ability to connect with collectors and lovers of photography in Europe.


A selection committee will review all applications and carefully select the artists who will exhibit at Photo Independent and have the chance to connect with thousands of visitors, collectors, curators, gallerists, and art buyers.

Stand/Booth Pricing

Stand/Booth space and pricing for Photo Independent in Milan will be by linear feet/metres and final layout of your space will be finalized after you select how much space you want. (Extra lighting and extra walls are available upon request for an additional fee).

Size: Square Feet (SQ FT) Fee
1 Linear Metres (3.3 feet) $1,350 (€1,200)
2 Linear Metres (6.6 feet) $2,350 (€2,100)
3 Linear Metres (9.9 feet) $3,350 (€3,000)
4 Linear Metres (13.2 feet) $4,340 (€3,900)
8 Linear Metres (26.3 feet)  $8,240 (€7,400)
Please inquire for larger space.

Exhibitor Package

All exhibition spaces feature a gallery-style, hard wall system. This will expedite the installation process and ensure a professional appearance. The exhibitor package includes:

  • Hard wall space
  • Signage
  • Complimentary VIP Opening Night Party and General admission tickets
  • Artist profile page on our website
  • Art storage (limited)
  • Organizational & exhibition support
  • Basic lighting
  • Internet access
  • Credit Card Processing

Sales at Photo Independent

Photographers keep 100% of any sales that occur. The only fee that is taken out is for processing of payments via credit card. See below…

Payment Options for Art Sold at Photo Independent

Exhibitors, please take note that due to the complications with taking payments for artwork sold in Europe, Photo Independent will process all credit card transactions on behalf of artists in Milan unless they have made other arrangements. This will make it easier for artists during the fair.

*NOTE: Please also note, a credit card processing and handling fee of 8% will be deducted from all purchases processed by Photo Independent.

Representation Program

We have a special program available for those photographers who may not be able to be at Photo Independent in person.

If you would like to take part in Photo Independent, but may not be able to be at the fair in person, we will represent you at the fair. Our staff of art professionals will educate themselves about you and your work and be your representative at the fair. We will also have Italian speaking staff during the course of the show.

Should you want to participate in this program, please fill out the form on our contact page and we will get back to you with more details on how the program works.

Shipping From the United States

For those artists who would like assistance in shipping their work to Milan from the United States, please fill out the form on our contact page and let us know how much work you anticipate you will ship.

Selection Criteria

All applications will be juried by our Selection Committee of art professionals and curators

Submission Information and Checklist

Please make sure you have read through this Exhibitor Application Information page thoroughly before proceeding to ensure that your application is complete. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Tips on Uploading a Successful Application:

  • Please make sure that your images are of high quality, clear, in-focus and well-lit so that the Selection Committee can properly assess your work.
  • Ensure that you have a cohesive body of work.
  • If possible, please show us the work you intend to exhibit at the Fair if selected.
  • Make sure that the file name of your images corresponds to your image list.

Before you begin, please make sure you have the following documents ready:

  • Images of your work (up to 5 images: .jpg or .jpeg only)
  • Image list (.doc, .docx, or .pdf only)
  • Brief biography (120 words max)
  • Artist headshot (.jpg or .jpeg only)
  • Artist resume (CV) (.doc, .docx, or .pdf only)

How to Apply

Visit our Application Page to apply. Applications are accepted online only.

Click here to Apply now. If you have any further questions, please contact Chris Davies at