Image from Joseph Skipsey’s collection
Celebrating photography in all of its forms, the Newcastle Photography Festival returns to the city from Monday 17th until Sunday 23rd October.
In its inaugural event in 2014, the festival was inspired by local legend Sir Joseph Swan and his pioneering photographic practices. Now, the festival carries on this theme into 2016 through collaborations with local talent and venues.
As well as exhibitions by local photographers, various workshops and talks on all aspects of photography, there will be a host of special events and renowned photographers offering guidance and exhibiting their work.
Highlights include street photographer Keith Moss, who will give a talk and show some of his photos before taking a lucky 12 people out on to the streets of Newcastle for a hands-on workshop; Jack Lowe brings his much-publicised Lifeboat Station Project to the Mining Institute for a lecture and sneak peek into his five year venture; plus, Edinburgh-based photographer Shelia Masson shares photos and gives a talk about her popular exhibition Milk And Honey – Beyond the American Utopia.
Taking place in great venues across the city, the Newcastle Photography Festival promises to be insightful and educating.