Great British Welcome

PhotoEast is proud to be hosting Great British Welcome created by the photographer Aubrey Wade in partnership with UNHCR, the UN Refugee agency. The exhibition is on show on the Waterfront by Cult Cafe until the end of June. These intimate portraits and their accompanying captions show how refugees and the people who have welcomed...

PhotoEast Young Person’s Fellowship

PhotoEast Young Person’s Fellowship

Featured here is the work of four young photographers from Suffolk and Norfolk: Tom Allen of Kesgrave High School; Bilal Bounit from Suffolk One, Rose Gant from St Albans High School and Mya Fairweather from Sprowston Community Academy. The four were selected for the PhotoEast 2018 Young Person’s Fellowship award from among more than 30...

Winning entries of #ibelong18 announced as part of PhotoEast 2018

Winning entries of #ibelong18 announced as part of PhotoEast 2018

The winners of the #ibelong18 Instagram Open Call, part of the PhotoEast festival, have been announced following an international call out for amateur and professional photographers to take part. The Open Call centred around the PhotoEast 2018 theme of Belonging and attracted almost 3,000 entries. Using the hashtag #ibelong18, photographs ranged from personal family archives,...

PhotoEast Festival Brochure 2018

PhotoEast Festival Brochure 2018

Download your festival brochure HERE Find details of the exhibitions and events at PhotoEast 2018 including a map of the Ipswich Waterfront. Check the ‘What’s On’ pages here for opening times and for more details on the full programme of activities.

Family Fun at PhotoEast festival

Family Fun at PhotoEast festival

PhotoEast launches today an exciting programme of free family-friendly activities with a photography theme for its opening weekend on Bank Holiday weekend, 26-28 May. Kicking off from the Jerwood Dancehouse, the PhotoEast family trail invites youngsters aged 6-12 to find the global family photographs posted along the Ipswich Waterfront. Follow the clues and enter a...

Tapestry

Tapestry

Historically, Ipswich has been home to many diverse communities, including refugees. However, over the last 20 years, brutal conflicts and persecution have led to increased numbers of refugees from the Middle East, Africa and Europe becoming residents in the town. The effects of displacement and changes in language, culture and environment can be profound, but...

#ibelong18

#ibelong18

Win the opportunity to have your work exhibited at the second PhotoEast photography festival 24 May - 24 June 2018. Submit a photographic response to the theme of Belonging via Instagram #ibelong18.

Belonging – Curators’ Overview

Belonging – Curators’ Overview

Emma Bowkett and Josh Lustig, Director and Deputy Director of Photography, Financial Times Magazine write about this year’s theme and the the photographers they chose to illustrate it. The feeling that we belong is one of the better things in life: belonging brings stability, safety, strength, purpose. It can insure us against calamity.

Ipswich Town Football Club’s People’s History Project

Ipswich Town Football Club’s People’s History Project

Photographs, memorabilia and the memories of Ipswich Town FC supporters will take pride of place in a major exhibition at the second PhotoEast photography festival in May this year, to coincide with the Club’s 40th anniversary celebrations of their FA Cup win in 1978. The ITFC People’s History project will explore the significance of the...

Young photography award winners announced

Young photography award winners announced

Four young aspiring photographers from the region are set to get help from the professionals as winners of the 2018 PhotoEast Young Person’s Fellowship are announced. Their work will be exhibited alongside global names in the world of photography at the second PhotoEast photography festival in May this year. Suffolk teenagers Tom Allen, Bilal Bounit...