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BOP21 - Talks programme

Event info

The annual BOP – Books on Photography - festival is held in collaboration with Bristol Photo Festival. It brings together a wide-ranging group of UK and European photobook publishers and booksellers, providing an opportunity for book lovers, photographers and collectors to seek out new books directly from publishers and artists. BOP 21 @ Bristol Photo Festival will include a programme of talks from photographers, book signings, along with great coffee and food.

The event will be held at, and is supported by Paintworks Event Space, with photographer and artist talks taking place at the RPS House. 

The public talks run over Saturday, 23rd and Sunday, 24 October 2021 and are below. Click on each to read more and to book a seat. All talks take place in the RPS auditorium, adjacent to the Martin Parr Foundation. 

Saturday, 23 October

1000-1050 - Kirsty Mackay
1100-1150 - Matt Stuart (Via MPF)
1200-1250 - Casey Orr
1400-1450 - Nick Hedges
1500-1550 - Marilyn Stafford
1600-1650 - Charlie Phillips

Sunday, 24 October

1000-1050 - Jon Tonks and Christopher Lord
1100-1150 - Helen Sear
1200-1250 - Giya Makondo-Wills with Kelly O'Brien
1400-1515 - Trolley Books at 20
1530-1620 - Robin Maddock with Johny Pitts

BOP is produced by the Martin Parr Foundation and the Royal Photographic Society.

Event Organiser

Michael Pritchard


Venue Information

All areas are fully accessible with a lift, ramps and restrooms on each floor. If you have any specific requirements, please contact us on RPSHouse@rps.org so we can assist you during your visit.

There is public parking in Paintworks. We also have reserved parking spaces we can make available for those with accessibility requirements. Please contact us in advance if you would like to reserve a space. From ground level there are lifts to reach RPS House on the raised ground floor.

Cancellation policy

The RPS and the MPF will do their best to ensure that this series of talks runs as planned. In the unlikely event that BOP21 or individual talks have to be cancelled all registrants will be advised by email at the earliest opportunity and full refunds made.  No responsibility will be accepted for any consequential losses.


RPS House

337-340 Paintworks

Arnos Vale



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