Eye International Photography Festival

May 4, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events | 1 Comment |
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The inaugural Eye International Photography Festival will take place from 29th June - 1st July at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre in Aberystwyth, Wales. A department of Aberystwyth University, it is situated at the heart of the University campus with stunning views over the coast of Cardigan Bay. Tickets are £50 per person for the whole weekend, £40 concessions (students, seniors) / Groups of 10 or more, £35/ £30 concessions Day Tickets for Saturday /Sunday. A limited number of self-catering rooms have been reserved in the University Residential blocks and are available at the discounted rate of £24.50 per person.

Press Release

Aberystwyth Arts Centre will hold an exciting new festival this summer, the inaugural Eye International Photography Festival Friday 29 June - Sunday 1 July 2012!

Over one busy weekend (Friday 29 June – Sunday 1 July 2012), leading UK and international photographers will gather in Aberystwyth for a jam packed programme of talks, discussions, interviews, portfolio reviews and exhibitions for the inaugural Eye International Photography Festival. This is an exciting opportunity to immerse yourself in photography for a weekend, on the glorious mid-Wales coast.

For more information go to http://www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk/theeye

Leading UK and International photographers talk about their work and experiences, with the line-up so far including celebrated Magnum photographer David Hurn;  Eamonn McCabe, former Guardian Pictures Editor; Sean O’Hagan, the Guardian and Observer photography features writer;  multi award winning press photographer John Downing MBE FRPS; Welsh documentary photographer  Roger Tiley; Panos Pictures photographers Abbie Trayler-Smith and Chloe Dewe Mathews; award winning wildlife photographer Andy Rouse; international celebrity portrait photographer Cambridge Jones; photojournalist Marco Longari, Chief Photographer for AFP;  Sophie Batterbury, Picture Editor, The Independent on Sunday; Rob Norman, Head of Images, Media Wales; and Will Troughton, Visual Images Curator, National Library of Wales  with the event compered by renowned picture editor and photojournalist Colin Jacobson.  Other guests to be confirmed.

A major exhibition from Panos Pictures, the photo agency specialising in global social issues, celebrating their 25 years, will be a feature of the festival. Call The World Brother will show work by their established and young contemporary documentary photographers including Chris Keulen, GMB Akash, Robin Hammond, Andrew McConnell, and Espen Rasmussen. Other exhibitions confirmed so far include Africa Against all Odds by Glenn Edwards and work by Andy Rouse.

A limited number of free individual portfolio reviews are available on a first come first served basis when tickets are booked for the festival. The reviews are by Sophie Batterbury Picture Editor of the Independent on Sunday and Rob Norman Head of Images Media Wales.

The festival will take place in Aberystwyth Arts Centre, one of the largest arts centres in the UK. A department of Aberystwyth University, it is situated at the heart of the University campus with stunning views over the coast of Cardigan Bay. On-site facilities include cafes and bars, bookshop, craft & design shop and plenty of free parking (evenings and weekends).

Tickets are £50 per person for the whole weekend, £40 Concessions (students, seniors) / Groups of 10 or more, £35/ £30 concessions Day Tickets for Saturday /Sunday.

To book online go to http://www.aber.ac.uk/artscentre or www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk/theeye and follow the links, or call the Ticket Office on 01970 62 32 32.

Please note the prices do not include lunch or refreshments. Accommodation must be booked separately, see info below.

A limited number of self-catering rooms (singles only) have been reserved in the University Residential blocks - to take advantage of the discounted rate of £24.50 per person, please phone 01970 622882 or email jyr@aber.ac.uk.

So you could go for the whole weekend including accommodation for just £99 / £89 students, seniors and groups -bargain!



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#1 art photography

This exhibition is good experience to the young photographers.

2:12 pm - Monday, May 7, 2012