James Nachtwey, left, during an insight interview with Mary Ann Golan commenting on the photograph displayed: "Here is a man who had absolutely nothing. Yet he still had the will to move on. He still had his dignity. He still had hope. If he didn't lose hope, how could anyone lose hope? And if he didn't give up, how could anyone give up?
Downtown Charlottesville during the festival: alive with people, banners hanging from lamp posts and photographs displayed in the trees.
The room where Edgar Allen Poe lived as a student on the campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
James Nachtwey, center, signing copies of his book, Inferno, at the Le Yeux du Monde Gallery.
Look3: Three days of peace, love and photography in Charlottesville, Va. Vince Musi, host for the festival, introduces one of the insight conferences. This year Mary Ellen Mark, Joel Peter Witkin and James Nachtwey are the featured photographers speaking during the festival.
Tom Jones, left, of Charlottesville, and Ken Touchton, of Wicomico Church, Va., meet in the Your Space Gallery. Canon prints images taken by participants at the festival. Space is provided here for a serendipitous exhibit.
James Nachtwey's work is on exhibit at the Les Yeux du Monde Gallery. It is one of 16 venues in town offering photographic exhibitions during the festival. Many will continue to hang through the month of June.
Ken Touchton peruses one of more than 50 photography books on display during the festival that were published in 2007 and 2008.