40 Exhibition, 75 Artists, 200 Works, Hereford Photography Festival

Hereford Photography Festival is the UK’s longest running photography festival featuring over 75 artists and documentary photographers from across the world in more than 40 exhibitions.

The Alienation Effect, Savage Presents Jean Michel Jarre and Cezary Bodzianowski’s Tea Back, Spike Island, Bristol

Two shows run parallel to each other at Spike Island, with a variety of motifs exploring common themes: alienation by displacement and its significance in the creation/destruction of meaning.

Open Eye Gallery Liverpool Presents, Mitch Epstein; Chris Steele-Perkins

Open Eye Gallery has been one of the UK’s leading photography spaces since 1977, and is the only gallery dedicated to photography in the North West. 2011 represents an exciting milestone.

An Interpretative and Investigative Angle, Shahidul Alam: My Journey as a Witness, Wilmotte Gallery

A retrospective of the ground-breaking photographer, writer, teacher and activist Shahidul Alam will take place at the Wilmotte Gallery, Lichfield Studios in London this autumn.

Photographic Dialogues

In its representation of a broad spectrum of narratives, PhotoPhnomPenh offers a unique glimpse into contemporary Cambodia and how local modes of artistic production form part of a global dialogue.

Another Language

Silja Magg creates images that evoke another world. Her precise use of light and creates works that cross boundaries including photography, design and fashion.

The Open & Illegible Letter, EJ Major, Love Is…

Between 2004 and 2006, EJ Major undertook a mail art project which involved taking a screenshot of each second of the film Last Tango in Paris and from each one printing a single postcard.

Expanded Self-Portraiture, This Unfolds, Ffotogallery

This Unfolds is a milestone in Ffotogallery’s Wish You Were Here programme, which sees them oscillate between their HQ at Penarth’s Turner House and Dairy, as part of a space-sharing arrangement.

Maybe We’ll Be Soldiers, Gawain Barnard, Ffotogallery

This summer, Ffotogallery turns the spotlight onto new photographic and lens-based media work in Wales. In a series of exhibitions and events across two spaces, Turner House, Penarth and The Dairy.

Out of the Dark Room, PhotoIreland 2011, Various Locations, Dublin

Following on from the success of last year’s inaugural edition, the Photo Ireland Festival returned to Dublin in 2011 with a bolstered programme and the duration doubled from two weeks to a month.

Signs of a Struggle: Photography in the Wake of Postmodernism | V&A | London

Text by Matt Swain This display, which is a forerunner for the V&A’s forthcoming exhibition Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990, explores photographs that make reference…

Home, Sweet Home? Bristol & West: Photography by Martin Parr | M Shed | Bristol

Text by Bethany Rex Based in a converted 1950s goods shed, M Shed will exhibit a major retrospective of Martin Parr’s work, shown in Bristol…

Documenting the Political: Belfast Photo Festival, Various Venues.

Text by Angela Darby The Belfast Photo Festival is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland. The organisers have managed to encompass a large…

Lyrical Images of Life by the Sea: Sea Creatures, Joseph Bellows Gallery, San Diego.

Sea Creatures, an exhibition featuring work from Joni Sternbach, Dana Montlack and Liz Lantz, examines life above, below and around the sea. Featuring tintype portraits…

A World-Class City of Bad Taste: Patrick Dalton Explores London’s Darker Side

Understanding and exploring the role of street photography as an agent for social reflection and expression is now more important than ever. However, the dissemination…

No Limits

This year’s Rencontres d’Arles boasts 60 exhibitions and is themed around connections to Mexico from the revolution through to the present day.

Infinity in Miniature

The first major UK retrospective of work by French artist, Charles Matton, presents his miniature enclosures containing painstakingly exact reflections of reality.

Building Momentum

Producing atmospheric works, Lara Jade is setting trends in the world of fashion, portraiture and commercial photography both in the UK and abroad.

Performative Landscapes: Shaun Gladwell: Stereo Sequences, ACMI, Melbourne.

Text by Emily Bour Arriving at Shaun Gladwell’s Stereo Sequences exhibition, currently showing at the Australian Center for the Moving Image in Melbourne (ACMI), one…

Multi Sensory Experiences: InTransit Festival, 22-31 July, London.

Text by Nathan Breeze Built in 1962 by the Architects Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall and Partners, The Commonwealth Institute, characterised by a distinctive parabolic copper roof…