We had a great time at The Photography Show in Birmingham, with a busy four days meeting photographers interested in our award-winning work, plus finding a (little) bit of time to slip off and explore the rest of the show.
We were really excited to have world-renowned photographers, Simon Norfolk and Tim Flach giving fantastic talks and interviews on behalf of PhotoVoice, which inspired everyone from upcoming photographers to seasoned professionals.
Tim’s talk showcased some of his acclaimed animal portraits, and Simon talked in detail about working for National Geographic.
During Simon’s Q&A, he was asked where his next potential location could be, and he offered this in reply:
“Syria’s probably the next place. But I’d like to see somebody from Syria taking the photographs. I think the days of the great white photographer coming and taking photographs to show to Europeans is over, or at least I hope it might be. I think what PhotoVoice is doing is much more interesting.”
There was also the opportunity for us to catch up with some of our partners who were also exhibiting, including Leica promoting their legendary M-System range and new PhotoVoice partners Triggertrap who were ingeniously getting people to trigger their cameras from shouting.
We also welcomed lots of new PhotoVoice members who were drawn in not only by our mini gallery featuring some of the photo by participants’ in PhotoVoice projects, but also by all the discounts on offer to new members who signed up at the show. These included signed copies of Martin Parr’s book, ‘Black Country Stories’ and Simon Burke’s ‘Burke + Norfolk – Photographs from the War in Afghanistan’.
If you didn’t get a chance to take our PhotoVoice membership at the show, you can always do it online, so why not visit our membership page find out more.