World class event in Harrogate coming for photography this week

The biggest celebration of photography in the north of England will take place at Harrogate Convention Centre this weekend.

Monday, 25th November 2019, 11:10 am
Updated Monday, 25th November 2019, 11:58 am
Major Harrogate event - Photo North organisers Georgia Pick, Peter Dench and Sharon Price.

Photo North Festival will open this Saturday, November 30 for three days, featuring exhibitions, workshops, stalls and film screenings.

Award-winning photo journalist, and festival organiser, Peter Dench said Photo North is totally inclusive and intended for anyone with an interest in the art of photography.

“We have big ambitions for the show. Last year’s launch was a steep learning curve for us but we were motivated by the feedback we got from visitors telling us the North really needed an event like this.

“We have taken on board the suggestions and made improvements, but the heart of the show is all about the love of photography, whether you’re a professional or just love snapping away with your mobile.”

For 2019 the show has been expanded to three days and will include masterclasses from award-winning experts on everything from food photography to establishing yourself as a new artist.

Peter continued: “With Christmas looming large we’ve also got some great gift ideas. We’re hosting pop-up portrait sessions where you can have a quirky family portrait taken for just £20.

"And we’ve teamed up with Harrogate Film Festival for a screening of It’s a Wonderful Life on Sunday afternoon. We really want the whole town to get involved with the Festival - it’s definitely for everyone.”

Photo North Festival opens at Harrogate Convention Centre on Saturday at 10am and runs until 5pm on Monday December 2.

The event also includes, portfolio reviews, indie market stalls, book signings, live music, food and a bar.

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