30 NOV - 2 DEC 2019

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About

Following on from the the success of last years Photo North Festival,our full programme for year two is currently in development. Taking place once again at the prestigious Harrogate Convention Centre, our three main genres this year will focus on Mental Health, Politics of Food and Fashion. Our full programme is still in development. Please check back for regular updates, or sign up to our newsletter...

World Renowned Photographers | Emerging Artists | Film Screenings | Talks | Q&A's | Workshops | Book signings | Meet the Artist | Live Pop-up Portrait Session | Student Competition | Live music | Indie Market Stall Traders | Portfolio reviews | Food & licensed bar

“Dear Peter and Sharon, just a note to say thank you very much for inviting me to Photo North. I had a great time, made some useful contacts and sold some books. Very much worth while. Your support is appreciated.” — Homer Sykes, Artist and Exhibitor

 
Kazi Mushfiq Hossain - Harvesting Gold. Courtesy Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year.

Kazi Mushfiq Hossain - Harvesting Gold. Courtesy Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year.

 

YEAR TWO

Photo North Festival is back for a second year from 30 Nov - 2nd Dec ‘19, at Harrogate Convention Centre. Building on the success of the inaugural festival in Harrogate, this unique photography event is aimed at the professional photographer, art-enthusiast, keen amateur and students. The festival brings together a sensational display of exhibitions, talks, walks, workshops and portfolio reviews from highly respected and emerging artists.

The Photo North team aim to create a lively festival where everyone feels welcome and engaged and leaves feeling nourished and inspired. There’s lots to enjoy with a programme of live music, food stalls and a licensed bar. Visitors can browse the industry trade stands and book stalls or just relax with friends or make new ones.

Monday 2nd December will become our Education Day with participation and presence from education organisations and students from across the north of the UK.

Photo North Harrogate 2018 welcomed over 500 visitors, to witness 12 exhibitions consisting of over 180 photographs. Eight talks were delivered along with three film screenings, which created lively debate. Students were tasked to curate one of the exhibitions and benefited from free portfolio reviews from industry experts. Money was raised for several charities.  

We look forward to seeing you,

Sharon and Pete

“What a fantastic and inspiring weekend at Photo North. Well done Photo North and all involved for curating something so wonderful. After spending the whole weekend chatting with some brilliant minds, what little is left of my own has now imploded! However, the number one thing, what it has inspired me to do is come up with a new project of my own for next year...”

— Amy Davies, AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER MAGAZINE

 
Peter Dench - The English Season

Peter Dench - The English Season

 

OUR MISSION

Championing the artistic cause. Pioneering. Accessible. Inclusive. Artistic. Thought provoking. Community focused. Socially responsible. Charitable.

 
Tiree Dawson - The Girl. Courtesy Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year.

Tiree Dawson - The Girl. Courtesy Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year.

 

PHOTO NORTH FESTIVAL 30 NOV - 2 DEC 2019

 
Sanghamitra Sakar - Bonda Tribe. Courtesy Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year.

Sanghamitra Sakar - Bonda Tribe. Courtesy Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year.

 

ARTISTS

This year we have a wide range of world renowned and emerging artists …

 

EXHIBITORS

Our esteemed photography and photographic related exhibitors will be exhibiting their wares…

 

EVENTS

This years offerings include workshops, screenings, seminars and talks from some of the industries finest…

 

LIVE LOUNGE

The Live Lounge will play host to many great musical artists, subtley playing in the background…

 

STUDENT PHOTO COMPETITION

The student completion comes to a climax, as we exhibit the works and announce the winners and runners-up…

 

PRESS

What the press had to say about Photo North 2018…

 

CONTACT

Contact the team…

 
Venue - Hall D, Entrance 3, Harrogate Convention Centre

Venue - Hall D, Entrance 3, Harrogate Convention Centre

 
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Front Image Credits: Peter Dench, Jianhui Liao and Cosimo Barletta - Courtesy Pink Lady Food Photographer of the year. Slim Aarons - Courtesy Getty Gallery, Margaret Mitchell - Courtesy Document Scotland.

 
It was great to see a broad and ambitious programme of talks and exhibitions, and to catch up with many photography colleagues, at the first Photo North Festival. I’m looking forward to plans to build the festival in future years.
— Paul Hermann - Red Eye Network | Photo by Jianhui Liao
 
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