The Guernsey Photography Festival brings together major names in international photography with a host of emerging talent, for a packed month of exhibitions, workshops and events on the beautiful island of Guernsey. We have other ongoing events throughout the year including the international talk series and our artist in residence programme.
This year’s festival explores the theme of FICTION/NON FICTION and will reveal a multitude of interpretations from personal to social and political. Many of the participating photographers will visit Guernsey, with its unbeatable island setting, to take part in a series of talks.
If you can, make plans to attend this photography festival. It’s taking place September 8 – 30, 2016. There are talks and workshops galore, free portfolio reviews and plenty of inspiring exhibits by some big name photographers.
Bruce Gilden will be interviewed, for example, and in a separate event, you’ll have a chance to get up close and personal with Bruce as he introduces his exhibition “GO,” an exploration of the darker side of Japan. That particular exhibition is a collaboration with Guernsey Museums and Magnum Photos. Everyone is welcome and there will be a book signing session after the opening.
Another interesting exhibit is one by Christina de Middel, called Sharkification. In it, Cristina imagines the favelas of Brazil as a coral reef where the battle between the police and drug gangs can be seen as sharks in pursuit of small fish.
Those are just two of the many, many events that will be taking place during the month of September at the Guernsey Photography Festival. You can visit the website to book your spot for the events you are interested in.