Reclaim Photography Festival 2016

Reclaim Photography West Midlands came into being following conversations with our Sweden members, and subsequently led to an invitation to organise this first international artistic project.

The concept of Reclaim Photography began in Sweden during 2011 through a group of photographers who wanted to inspire people, take art photography back to the streets and public spaces, spread photography as an art form, and create a new visual language in our everyday environments.

On Saturday 16 April 2016, we reclaimed public spaces across the West Midlands at the: Black Country Living Museum,  Dudley; Grand Central, Birmingham; and the Harrison Learning Centre, Light House Media Centre and Mander Centre Wolverhampton, displaying prints from regional and international photographers.

This unique joint gallery exhibition hosted by the Long Gallery and Wolverhampton Art Gallery, aimed to offer the public a unique opportunity to see a selection of photographs by UK and internationally exhibiting artists from Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Sweden and USA.  The exhibition showcased a selection of framed limited edition and signed hand prints from internationally renowned and emerging art photographers, including fine art, landscape, mixed-media, photo-journalism, portraiture and social documentary photography. Please find a small selection from this exhibition on display here.

Prints from this gallery exhibition and our one day event were auctioned by Will Farmer, Fieldings Auctioneers, in support of Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer. The auction was not for profit and was not publicly funded.