Eye Festival 2014

10 April 2014

Industry news

Following on from the hugely successful inaugural event in 2012 details have been announced for the second EYE International Photography Festival which will run from 27-29 June 2014 in Aberystwyth. 

The 2014 festival sees another high quality line-up of guest artists, including one of the world’s leading documentary photographers, Ian Berry, who was invited to join Magnum by Henri Cartier-Bresson. He is joined by landscape photographer Charlie Waite, Royal photographer Arthur Edwards MBE, award winning Justin Mazon (USA), Angele Etoundi Essamba (Cameroon/France), award winning Timothy Allen, Sophie Batterbury (picture editor of The Independent), Eamonn McCabe (former Picture Editor for The Guardian), Colin Jacobson (photojournalism lecturer), documentary photographers Kajal Nisha Patel and World Press Award winner Laura Pannack, whilst the event will be opened by Magnum member and one of the UK’s leading reportage photographers, David Hurn.

With such high calibre guests for 2014 the second festival promises to be another fascinating weekend. The festival starts on the evening of Friday 28 June and runs through until late afternoon on the Sunday. An audience of enthusiastic and dedicated photographers will enjoy a jam-packed weekend of talks, films, portfolio reviews and exhibitions – plus the opportunity to network and socialise with the internationally renowned guest speakers.

In addition to the guest lectures, there are also a number of prestigious photography exhibitions on display during the festival. In Gallery 1 there are plans to showcase Olivia Arthur’s Jeddah Diary exhibition, in association with Magnum. Keith Morris’ working project ‘The Black and White Dress’ will also be on display whilst ‘the Box’, mini viewing room will be showing a special linked programme of work over the weekend of the festival in conjunction with the original trustees of Third Floor Gallery Joni Karanka, Maciej Dakowicz and Bartosz Nowicki

Festival passes are available now at just £60 for the weekend, and can be booked via the Aberystwyth Arts Centre box office on 01970 62 32 32 or online at www.theeyefestival.co.uk. Day tickets for Saturday and Sunday are also available at £40, and concession prices are available, as are special group discounts. Full details of the festival are also listed on the website.

The Eye International Photography Festival is possible thanks to support received from Arts Council Wales.

Image: Angéle Etoundi Essamba