For the 2018 festival PhotoEast has run an Instagram open call using the hashtag #ibelong18. A selection of the best of these images is being exhibited on the fence on Neptune Quay from Thursday 24 May. Exhibition winners were selected by Fiona Shields, Head of Photography at The Guardian and Adrian Evans, Director of Panos Pictures. Click here to see our winner’s gallery.


We are keeping the #ibelong18 open for the course of the festival. Post your images on Instagram using #ibelong18 and begin your caption “Belonging is…” to explain how your photograph relates to our theme. The PhotoEast team will select our favourites to be featured in our live gallery below as well as on our Instagram page.