Photoworks is thrilled to share the full programme of talks and activities taking place at the Photoworks Summit.

Photoworks Summit is the place for photographers, creatives and arts professionals to gather and explore ‘The Thing’ about photography; from festivals to photobooks and across creative and professional practices. Featuring two days of presentations, performances, round tables and practical sessions, Photoworks Summit is an opportunity to meet, exchange and collaborate.

Taking place 12 and 13 March at Fabrica, in Brighton.


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Day 1, 12 March

11am – Doors open

11.30am – Programme starts

12pm to 1pm – The Thing
Diane Smyth, Ben Burbridge, Jermaine Francis, Eugenie Shinkle

1pm to 2pm – Lunch

2pm to 2.40pm – The Thing
Diane Smyth, Siobhan Warrington, Jess Crombie

2.40pm to 3.30pm – The future of photo festivals
Louise Fedotov-Clements, Maria Teresa Salvati, Helen Starr

4pm to 5pm – The future of photo festivals
Julia Bunnemann, Alejandro Acín, Christine Eyene

7pm to 12am – The afterparty
Poetry Performance with AFLO. the Poet, Noah Martin, Erin James
DJ Matthew Arthur Williams


Day 2, 13 March

10am – Doors open

10.10am to 11.45am – A guide to consuming festivals without being devoured
Ashokkumar Mistry, Anna Farley, Sonia Boué, Ngozi Ugochukwu

12pm to 1.30pm – Roundtables
Open access peer to peer round tables with special guests

1.30pm – Lunch

2.30pm to 3.30pm – Photobook club
Tamsin Green, Sayako Sugawara, Jane & Jeremy, Julia Bunnemann, Matthew Arthur Williams, Diane Smyth, David O’Mara


Throughout both days delegates will be able to explore installations of two Photoworks Festival in a Box editions, print sale, interactive making and ideas, a photobook reading room by The Sustainable Photobook Publishing Network and independent publishers Jane & Jeremy curate a photobook exhibition of indie books and contemporary publishers.


Visual identity from Jane & Jeremy.


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