RECLAIM PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL 2017

Reclaiming Our Cultural Landscapes

 
© David Waldron Cyrille Regis MBE RPF 2016
 
@ Fabio Sgroi Bulgaria RPF 2016
 
© Atsushi Fujiwara Butterfly Had a Dream RPF 2016
 
© Atsushi Fujiwara Butterfly Had a Dream RPF 2016
 
© Stalter György Város A Városban-Town in the City RPF 2016
 
© Stalter György Város A Városban-Town in the City RPF 2016
 
© Stalter György Város A Városban-Town in the City RPF 2016
 
© Horváth M. Judit Más Világ-Other World 1994 RPF 2016
 
© Horváth M. Judit Más Világ-Other World 1994 RPF 2016
 
© Horváth M. Judit Más Világ-Other World 1994 RPF 2016
 
© Stalter György Más Világ-Other World 1990 RPF 2016
 
© Thierry Clech Tokyo RPF 2016
 
© Thierry Clech Tokyo RPF 2016 
 
© Thierry Clech Tokyo RPF 2016
 
© Thierry Clech Tokyo RPF 2016
 
© Tanya Ahmed 2nd Ave at East 72nd St NYC - Gone RFP 2016
 
© Tanya Ahmed East 125th Street RFP 2016
 
© Tanya Ahmed TheBronx NY RFP 2016
 
© Tanya Ahmed Upper East Side Garages NYC RPF 2016

Welcome to Reclaim Photography Festival 2017. The Festival programme includes responses to our open call: Reclaiming Our Cultural Landscapes, through our one-day event across eight regional venues in print, digital and projected image format on Saturday 6 May 2017 from 10am-3pm (Wolverhampton City Archives until 1pm). The Festival is also offering photography workshops, gallery exhibitions and professional opportunities for young people and emerging artists.

Reclaiming Our Cultural Landscapes
Cultural landscapes are an important part of our past, present and future. They help to provide us with a deeper understanding of the world. The images that form this year’s Festival represent landscapes which have been influenced or shaped by human involvement, whether through cultural events or by individual personalities. In reclaiming our understanding of our cultural landscapes, these images explore our sense of self, our evolving relationship with our communities, and the continuity of our communal heritage.

Participants were encouraged to respond to this theme through the use of archive material, analogue, digital and mobile photography. We received over a 1000 images from 56 UK towns and cities and 36 countries world-wide  incorporating both traditional and contemporary approaches in the form of:

* portraiture;
* landscape photography – coastal, rural or urban;
* still-life photography – objects or the natural world;
* documentary photography;
* photo journalism;
* and experimental imagery.

Festival Adjudicator, British artist, Richard Billingham and our team of Festival curators selected 30 images chosen from both international and UK photographers, to form a travelling gallery exhibition from 6 May – 7 June 2017. View our exhibition gallery page here.

Prints from the one day event and travelling gallery exhibition will be auctioned to raise funds for regional charity St Basils, who work with young people age 16-25, to prevent youth homelessness. View our exhibition brochure here published on ISSU. View our exhibition gallery page and to bid online in advance of the auction  here. Online bidding closes at 3pm, Friday 7 July 2017. This private auction is not for profit and is not publicly funded. You must be over 18 years or over to bid on the auction. Find out more about St Basils here.

This year’s Festival is supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Printing services are sponsored by Palm Laboratories, Birmingham. Professional framing services are sponsored by KBM Framing Gallery. For more details about our partners, sponsors, supporters and venues please view the links at the bottom of this page.

Travelling Gallery Exhibitors

Abraham; Aleksandra Nowysz; Amanda Jackson; Anna Magérusz; Annie Risemberg; Carolina Sandretto; Dániel Halász – Royal Photographic Society Award; David Waldron; Dima Zharov & Liza Zhakova; John Fallon; John Hodgett; John Myers; Justas – Multistory Award; Jolita Mo; Laura May; Liz Hingley; Luke; Mattia Vacca; Leila Collins – Rankin Award; Nicholas Priest; Nicola Onions; Nick Hedges; Paul Biddle; Paul Schatzberger; Simon Clay; Stephanie Foden; Suzanne Plunkett; Tanya Houghton – Argentea Gallery Award; Tom Illsley; Vembri Waluyas; Verena Prenner; Wojciech Ryzinski; Yangkun Shi.

Exhibitors One Day Event: Digital and Print Displays

Millennium Point, Birmingham

Addy; Barbara Gibson; Beth Wilkinson; Bethan Whitehouse; Borko Vukosav; Carolina Sandretto; David Waldron; Denise Wilson; Diana Velasco; Dr Michael Anthony Cross; Hannah F; Hannah W; Henry Rice; Irina Glik; Isobel; James Benwell; James Furnival; Joanne Coates; Josie; Melissa Foxley; Meral Guler; Milena; Patricia Crummay; Rachael Bint; Raffaele Piano; Shariffah Gilling; Simon Clay; Simon McCreery; Suzanne Plunkett; Teresa Meier; Tom Griffiths; Tom Ray; Weronika; Zara Walker; Zisis Kardianos.

Digital Displays Only

Abhi Ram Kakara; Adél Koleszár; Aldebarán Solares; Alex Djordjevic; Aviad Tal; Birgit Moser; Candace Bonfiglio; Charles Edney Evans; Claudia den Boer; Crisia Miroiu; Diana Halstead; Dimo Dimov; Dmytro Kupriyan; Dusan Ivanovic; Efi Grimani; Ellen Kathryn Norris; Faith Fulbright; Ge Zeng; Gian Cruz; Hristina Tasheva; Jacques Montel; Jody Killilea; Keith Lloyd Davenport; Kirsty Foster; Luis Corrales; Madalin Marienut; Mark Rammers; Markus Kaesler; Marta Beltowska; Matko Vučica; Meredith Moore; Mike Pinches; Nevi Kaninia; Onur Ercoskun; Pauline Jurado Barroso; Christos Sotiropoulos; Sylwia Kuzak; Szabina B Farkas; Tenaea Ljilja; Themis Gkoulios.

Exhibitors One Day Event Digital and Print Displays

Black Country Living Museum, Dudley

Adam Cooke; Agi Vedres; Aimery Joëssel; Aisling Marks; Aleksandra Nowysz; Alex Ingram; Alexandra Denisova; Alexandra Person; Alexandra Soldatova; Andreas Olesen; Andrew Crawford; Anna Magérusz; Annie Risemberg; Atsushi Fujiwara; Ben; Bradley Pearce; Caro Ray; Chloe; Chris Fletcher; Christopher Mear; Claire Ferguson; Courtney Campbell; Dániel Halász; Derek Man; Dima Zharov & Liza Zhakova; Ed Brown; Edgaras Vaicikevicius; Ekaterina Vasilyeva; Elizabeth Lee; Emily Eisenberg; Emily Woollaston; Fabio Sgroi; Fruzsina Schreck; Imran Ali Bashir; John Dixon; John Fallon; John Hodgett; Joshua; Juliana Kasumu; Julie de Waroquier; Katie Blench; Kenneth Borg; Komlaish Achall; Ksenija Spanec; Liam Hollis; Lily May Sherratt; Linda Nevill; Lisa Toboz; Lucy Wright; Madelaine; Maki Hayashida; Maria Lloyd; Marina Fragkioudaki; Martin U Waltz; Matthias Durynek; Mattia Vacca; Michaela Lee; Namisha Raj; Nick Tarasov; Nicola Hall; Olusola Afolabi; Olya Ivanova; Paul Biddle; Paul Schatzberger; Per-Olof Stoltz; Peter Braunholz; Peter Spurgeon; Pradeep KS; Rafael Ianos; Rebecca Gray; Rebecca Jones; Ricardo Dominguez Alcaraz; Richard PJ Lambert; Riza Aydan Turak; Robert Law; Ryan; Sherzad Abdulla; Sian Atherton; Sjur Lohne; Sophie Green; Stephanie Foden; Stephanie Jayne Hancox; Stephen Curry; Tan Chee Hon; Tanya Ahmed; Tanya Houghton; Thomas Lowrey; Tjark Schoenfeld; Tom Illsley; Valéry Grancher; Wei Wu; Wojciech Ryzinski; Yangkun Shi.

Dudley Canal Trust, Dudley

Aaron; Abel Silva Maza; Alex L; Alex M; Alex S; Amy; Amy Mason; Andreas; Asia Niec; Cara Buttress; Catherine Peakman; Chelsea Cooper; Chloe; Courtland; Ellis; Emily; Emily Jones; Emmy; Faisal Mahmood; Georgia Henn; Graham Stubbs; Hannah; Harrison; Harvinder Singh Sachdeva; Joe; Joe Black Ardy; Josh Klaire; Jussara Nazare; Kiera; Kieran; Kym James; Klein; Laura May; Lauren; Lewis Flynn; Lily Wales; Luke; Maddie; Magda; Piers Hilton-Turvey; Rebecca Fox; Roy; Sean; Shannon Hales; Simone Frignani; Tia; Tiegan; Tom.

Exhibitors One Day Event Digital and Print Displays

Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton

Agneza Dorkin; Alessio Lucarini; Amanda Jackson; Annabelle Marcovici; Becky Warnock; Bill Harbin; Christine Halsall; Clare Jane Smith; Deborah Harrington; Dorottya Vékony; Emanuele Amighetti; Evan Larson-Voltz & Karen Larson-Voltz; Filipe Bianchi; Grace Jackson; Hanny Foxhall; Janne Riikonen; Jason Carden; Leafhopper – Blanca Galindo & David Simon Martret; Maciek Wojciechowski; Magdalena Fidecka; Manca Juvan; Matthew Gibson; Mudhit Mehra; Nicholas Gaffney; Nicholas Priest; Rajdeep Singh Kakad; Rebecca Pearce; Richard Southall; Robbie Kavanagh; Robert Edward Langridge; Soumen Mandal; Thierry Clech; Vasilis Katsaganis; Vembri Waluyas; William Penson.

Mander Centre, Wolverhampton

Abe; AJ Saker; Adam Stephenson; Ashraf Kahn; Bea Busico; Ben Altman; Ben Williams; Blanca Miguel Casanovas; Bret; Caitlin; Charles; Christopher Vassilas; Claudia Dorninger-Lehner; Eleanor; Elise Barraclough; Elizabeth Thornhill; Emily Sharp; Esther Hesketh; George; George Murphy; Gerry Atkinson; Grace Jones; Gregory Rusmana; Hannah Newton; Ioanna Fragostefanaki; Irene Choudhury; Jan Bernhardtz; Jess Batley; Jess Rose; Jolita Mo; Justas; Karl Jones; Kathryn Sawbridge; Keeley; Kym James; Laura Turner; Lawrence Hill; Leila Collins; Lisa Daymond-King; Lorna Gilbert; Luisa Nolasco; Malcolm Davies; Matthew Savage; Michael Cassell; Milly; Neil Murphy; Nettie Edwards; Nicola Onions; Pete Davies; Peter Hodgson; Pétur Sturluson; Rebecca Averne; Rebecca Carr; Roddy MacInnes; Ryan Gear; Samantha Holden; Sarah Peart; Satish Guddu; Scott Spencer; Shannon Owen; Stephen Capewell; Stuart Hyde; Ulf Fågelhammar; Vin Welch; Weronika; Zac.

Our Awards

Reclaim Photography Festival is proud to announce British artist Richard Billingham as Festival Adjudicator for RPF17: Reclaiming Our Cultural Landscapes.

Our team of Festival curators worked with Richard to select thirty prints for our touring gallery exhibition hosted by Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 6-21 May 2017 and Wolverhampton Art Gallery 23 May – 7 June 2017.

Awards for our gallery exhibitors include:

*exhibition alongside internationally renowned photographers;
*exhibition exposure in two main city galleries;
*inclusion in exhibition marketing and promotion campaign;
*inclusion in BLUR Magazine*.

Reclaim Photography Festival  invited experts within the field of photography to assist with individual award selection. Our RPF17 jurors will offer awards to at least three gallery exhibitors, including our ‘Volunteers Favourite’.

Our Sponsors

This year’s Festival is supported using public funding by Arts Council England. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our partners, sponsors, supporters and venues, for their help with this year’s events, exhibitions and workshops, and Reclaim Photography members for inviting us to host this second UK international Reclaim Photography Festival.

St Basils Charity 

This year we will be raising funds for St Basils charity.

St Basils works with young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, helping over 4000 young people per year across the West Midlands region with specific services in Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, Worcestershire, the Wyre Forest and Coventry.

Every year over 1200 young people are housed in our 29 supported accommodation schemes, which for some young people includes their young children as well. We have a range of prevention, accommodation and support services to help young people regain the stability they need to rebuild their lives, gain skills, training and employment and move on.

The aim is to help them successfully break the cycle of homelessness so that they can go on to experience a bright, fulfilling future and never return to a state where they are at risk of homelessness again. To find out more about St Basils visit www.stbasils.org.uk  If you would like to find out more about fundraising opportunities and to support St Basils further visit www.stbasils.org.uk/help-us/ Follow us on Twitter  Like us on Facebook Follow us on Flicker