Reclaiming Our Future 2018

Reclaim Photography Festival 2018 is proud to announce: Reclaiming Our Future; a special festival exhibition, hosted by the John Lewis Community Hub, Birmingham. The exhibition will showcase prints, from regional students and young people, showcasing their developing artistic and technical skills, in addition to responses from our open call from  UK and international photographers world-wide. This special festival exhibition will offer the public and young people the opportunity to showcase their creativity and to exhibit their work alongside our established and international photographers.

Festival Awards

Reclaim Photography Festival is proud to announce our third festival awards. Our team of festival curators selected a range of prints for our gallery exhibition hosted by the Light House Media Centre from 4 May – 30 May 2018 and the John Lewis Community Hub from 31 May – 26 June 2018. Awards for our gallery exhibitors include:

*exhibition alongside internationally renowned photographers;
*exhibition exposure in two city galleries;
*inclusion in exhibition marketing and promotion campaign;
*inclusion of a selection of gallery exhibitors’ work in Lenscratch magazine*.

Work Experience Opportunity – Reclaim Photography Festival is offering work experience opportunities for young people to assist with the planning and delivery of our special group autumn gallery exhibition.

Exhibition Opportunity – Reclaim Photography Festival is offering the opportunity to a selection of photographers, to exhibit in a special autumn exhibition and publication.

Please note all details are subject to change. No admittance to the John Lewis Community Hub when the Hub is booked for events and meetings. Click on the link to download our RPF2018 Festival Exhibitor List and Information Pamphlet. View our festival programme on issuu.

We would like thank Boro’ Foundry; Coombes Wood Canal Trust, Heartlands Metal Craft and Longwear Alloys for their support with the Industrial Might project. Thank you to photography lecturer Nicholas Priest and Level 3 Photography students at Stratford Upon Avon College for the work experience collaboration with us.

For their continuing support we would like to thank Ulf Fågelhammar, Mike Borg and Mattia Marchi, Reclaim Photography Sweden. We are also indebted to Bradley Pearce Photography; Palm Labs, Birmingham; KBM Framing Gallery, and Phoenix Web Solutions.

Finally, thank you to our festival partner venues, Kelly Jeffs, and the staff and volunteers, Light House Media Centre; John Lewis Community Hub, Birmingham; Dudley Council; Andy Dutton, Laura Wakelin and Tessa Lovell, Black Country Living Museum; Richard Lewis, Dudley Archive & Local History Service, GLL; Darren Campbell, Gunmakers’ Arms, Birmingham; Heidi McIntosh, Wolverhampton City Archives, and Wolverhampton City Council.