Reclaim Photography Festival

Reclaim Photography Festival is returning to the West Midlands from 6 May - 7 June 2017.

This second international photography festival aims to promote the very best in art photography, and offer a range of events, exhibitions and professional opportunities for partic ipants.

For the first time, we are proud to announce Richard Billingham as Festival Adjudicator. Richard is a British artist working in photography and film, concerned mainly with human relationships and the landscape. Work in public collections includes the V&A and Tate Galleries in London, the Metropolitan Museum in New York and San Francisco MOMA.

We hope to attract a 1000 photographs for our Open Call: Reclaiming Our Cultural Landscapes, which is free of cost or competition. Find out more about the submission brief and online submission here.

We also welcome postal submissions from photographers specialising in historical printing processes.

Our sponsor Palm Laboratories, will print 600 images, to be exhibited alongside images presented in digital and projected image format.

Closing date for online and postal submissions: 5pm (UK time) Friday 27 January 2017. F ind out more here.

Festival Programme:

The Festival team will welcome visitors to view our displays across 8 regional venues and participate in workshops, events and talks during our one day event on Saturday 6 May 2017.

Our curators will work with British artist Richard Billingham, to select 30 prints to form a unique touring gallery exhibition from 6 May – 7 June 2017 hosted by Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

The Festival has also invited experts within the field of photography to select at least three photographers to receive special awards and exciting professional opportunities. Find out more about our guest jurors, sponsors, awards and programme here.

Prints from all the events will be auctioned in support of St Basils charity. Details of the au ction are to be announced soon.

To find out more about St Basils visit If you would like to find out more about fundraising opportunities and how to support St Basils further visit


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