A guide to the best UK photography events to visit in 201911th December 2018 // Bronya Bouchia
With 2019 just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start planning for photography events, trade shows and exhibitions throughout the UK in 2019.
As there are so many to choose from, we've rounded up some of the biggest and best photography shows heading for the UK in 2019. Whether you’re looking to take your skills to the next level or would like to showcase your works of art, there are plenty of UK photography shows to choose from in 2019.
1. The Photography Show 2019
Location: The NEC, Birmingham - 16-19th March 2019
The Photography Show 2019 returns to the NEC in Birmingham for its sixth year - making it the number one must-see photography event in the UK.
From the 16th - 19th March 2019, photography enthusiasts from all over the globe will be heading to the NEC for inspiring talks and demos from some of the biggest brands in the industry.
This one isn’t just for the most avid photographers amongst us, everyone is welcome whatever their level of interest - and that includes families. Tickets are on sale now for the biggest photography show in Birmingham and the UK in 2019, so why not secure your place today?
2. London Photograph Fair - BFI Southbank, London
Location: BFI Southbank, London - dates not yet announced
The London Photograph Fair has been one of the most popular photography shows in London since 1982. The fair is a marketplace for fine vintage photographs, albums and photo books, making it a great resource for dealers, collectors and photograph curators from around the world. The dates for 2019 are yet to be announced as of December 2018, but keep your eye on the Photo Fair website to secure your tickets as soon as they’re available.
3. The Societies Photographic Convention
Location: Novotel London West, Hammersmith - 16-19th January 2019
Looking to put your imagery ahead of the game? The Societies Photographic Convention is the perfect place to start. Taking place in London, the 2019 convention is set to be one of the biggest and best yet - with four days of action-packed programs planned to help you take your photography to the next level. If you’re looking for one of the best photography shows in London, you can register before 5th January 2019 and you'll receive free entry into the trade show dates from Thursday 17th - Saturday 19th January.
Fancy freshening up your skills before your next show? Explore the Peli UK Photography Hub for tips, tricks, histories and inspiring stories to prepare you for your first photography show in 2019.
4. Photo London
Location: Somerset House, London - 16-19th May 2019
Looking for a place to showcase your work in 2019? The Photo London gallery is the UK’s top photography show to display your works of art to the public and photo-enthusiasts alike.
The show will be returning for its fifth year in 2019, which will see an additional ‘Discovery’ section alongside the main section of the fair. Even if you’re not planning to showcase your work, Photo London is a great place to encounter some of the most innovative and emerging artists in the industry.
5. The Newborn Photography Show
Location: The Heart of England Conference and Events Centre, Coventry - 13-14th May 2019
Established back in 2013, The Newborn Photography Show was one of the first of its kind in the UK and Europe. The show is catered towards newborn, maternity and child photographers, showcasing some of the very best exhibitors and speakers in the industry.
There will be over 60 exhibitors at the show for you to visit and shop at, along with some of the biggest names in the industry to pick up some top tips.
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