Guernsey Photography Festival

  • Category: Art & Culture
  • Dates: Monday, 11 August 2014 to Sunday, 08 March 2015

This September will see a range of acclaimed photographers showcasing their works in Guernsey.

Preparations for the Guernsey Photography Festival are well underway, with this year's celebration of all things photography related set to take place from September 18th until October 18th.

Building on its tradition of bringing together some of the world's most talented photographers with live music performers and a variety of community projects, the fourth incarnation of the extravaganza is set to be bigger and better than ever.

What awaits is a visual feast and mind-stimulating experience that will take you on a wonderful journey through mind-blowing exhibitions, special screen projects and smashing concerts. 

Confirmed artists set to attend include iconic duo Broomberg and Chanarin, who have had numerous displays across the world including one at the Museum of Modern Art in London, Israeli-born Elinor Carucci who made a name for herself taking photos of her own family, and Abbas of Iran, who blends thoughtful observations with 173 dramatic black and white images.

Other photographers slated for the festival include Michelle Sank, Alfonso Almendros and Liz Hingley, all of which showcase examples of their work and detailed biographies on the event's own website.

You can expect plenty of opportunity to attend exhibitions, talks by visiting creatives, workshops that can show you how to get that perfect shot and the best part is that it's all entirely free.

"We want the free exhibitions to be seen by as many people as possible. The outdoor display walls will be positioned in various parts of St Peter Port," commented festival founder and director Jean-Christophe Godet.

"We are definitely on the global radar with big names in photography all around the world and I am delighted with the response to this year’s Festival," he added.

If you're interested in attending this very special event, be sure to book yourself a room at The Old Government House Hotel. You could even get out and take a few shots of the island yourself, if you embark on our Discover Guernsey package.