ABERYSTWYTH ARTS CENTRE, MID WALES
The 2014 festival sees another high quality line-up of guest artists, including one of the world’s leading documentary photographers, Ian Berry, who was invited to join Magnum by Henri Cartier Bresson. He is joined by landscape photographer Charlie Waite, Royal photographer Arthur Edwards MBE, award winning Justin Mazon (USA), Angele Etoundi Essamba (Cameroon/France), Sophie Batterbury (picture editor of The Independent), Eamonn McCabe (former Picture Editor for The Guardian), Colin Jacobson (photojournalism lecturer), documentary photographers Kajal Nisha Patel and World Press Award winner Laura Pannack, whilst the event will be opened by Magnum member and one of the UK’s leading reportage photographers, David Hurn.
With such high calibre guests for 2014 the second festival promises to be another fascinating weekend. The festival starts on the evening of Friday 28 June and runs through until late afternoon on the Sunday. An audience of enthusiastic and dedicated photographers will enjoy a jam-packed weekend of talks, films, portfolio reviews and exhibitions – plus the opportunity to network and socialise with the internationally renowned guest speakers.
In addition to the guest lectures, there are also a number of prestigious photography exhibitions on display during the festival. In Gallery 1 there are plans to showcase Olivia Arthur’s Jeddah Diary exhibition, in association with Magnum. Keith Morris’ working project ‘The Black and White Dress’ will also be on display whilst ‘the Box’, mini viewing room will be showing a special linked programme of work over the weekend of the festival in conjunction with the original trustees of Third Floor Gallery Joni Karanka, Maciej Dakowicz and Bartosz Nowicki