The New York Photo Festival, which drew positive reviews when it debuted last year, has changed its plans to expand from four to 10 days in 2009. After announcing last year that the festival would take place May 14 to 24, NYPH '09 quietly rescheduled for May 13 to 17.
Festival co-founder Frank Evers said the change was the result of programming decisions, with the slowdown in the economy being a lesser concern. It made more sense to make the festival "intense and short" rather than trying to fill up a longer schedule, Evers says. The festival schedule has not been announced, but NYPH is adding some new events this year including portfolio reviews.