A stunning exhibition featuring the work of some of the world’s most talented photographers takes place in Leeds this Spring.
There will be no shortage of incredible photography on display when the Photo North Festival returns to Leeds this month.
Held over three days at The Faversham, the festival is back for its fourth year and promises to be another feast of photographic fabulousness with work from renowned and emerging artists taking centre stage.
Building on the success of previous years, the festival, founded by Sharon Price and Peter Dench will feature talks, workshops, film screenings, book and print signings, portfolio reviews and the chance to meet some of the world’s most prominent and recognised photographers.
© Chris Floyd
Chris Floyd who rose to fame during the heights of Britpop and has since become one of the most in-demand celebrity portrait photographers across the globe, will be exhibiting a selection of portraits from his book Not Just Pictures, a visual memoir dedicated to his 30-year career.
© Craig Szlatoszlavek
Alongside him will be the works of artists such as Richard Ansett, the first prize Sony World Photography Award winner for A Portrait of Grayson Perry – BIRTH; music photographer Richard Davis from the 90s Madchester era while Joanne Coates will exhibit her remarkable Daughters of the Soil collection.
© Dean Belcher
Other exhibitions include: Going to the Sands, stunning photographs by Tessa Bunney of Morecambe Bay fishing families; BELONG by Dean Belcher which features intimate photographs taken inside Working Men’s Clubs from yesteryear; Roy Mehta’s exquisite black and white photographs from his reportage, REVIVAL, which captures the daily rituals of London borough of Brent’s various communities, and Postcards From the Edge, which celebrates the colour and character of the English seaside with contributions from various photographers.
© Ray Mehta
Sharon Price, co-founder & curator, says: “We’ve chosen thought-provoking works that provide relevant social commentary on some quite hard-hitting issues. We also have the beautiful and the poignant, that will appeal not only to enthusiasts seeking to be challenged, but also to those seeking a feast for the senses.”
Photo North Festival runs from March 24th – 26th at The Faversham, Leeds.
For more details please visit: photonorthfestival.co.uk