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Best Events in the UK in 2021 Upcoming photography and videography events

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The world has been almost at a standstill for over a year now, but with UK lockdown restrictions easing up and the world looking just that little bit more normal, events are back on the table for 2021.

Interested in breaking your camera out or taking a stroll down inspiration lane? Below are just a few of the best and most inspiring upcoming photography and videography events to look forward to in the UK in 2021.


Exposure: Lives at Sea – New Museum Exhibition

Event Type:

Photography

Locations and Dates:

National Maritime Museum, Royal Museums Greenwich: Daily from 17 May

Brief:

Showcasing the life of those who work at sea through a series of photographs, this brand new exhibit launches on 17 May for everyone to explore for free.

Explore how maritime workers really live their lives to provide us with food, energy and transportation in a light that we’ve never seen before. Featuring photography taken around the world from the mysteries of Mexico to the cold waves of Antarctica, you’ll be sure to learn a lot about life at sea.

From photographs exploring the vessels to maritime photography from within the ocean itself, the shots here are not just impressive and inspiring but are educative on the world of seafarers.

For more information on the launch of this exhibition as well as information on how to book a place at the museum, visit the Royal Museums Greenwich page.


Seaside: Photographed – Touring Exhibition

Event Type:

Photography

Locations and Dates:

Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange: 19 May – 3 July 2021

Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool: 17 July – 11 September 2021

Brief:

Interested in a bit of seaside history? This major touring exhibition documents the relationship between photography and the British seaside from the 1950s to the present. 

Explore seaside work from respected photographers including Jane Brown, Henri Cartier Bresson, Vanley Burke, Anna Fox, Susan Hiller, Paul Nash, Martin Parr and Ingrid Pollard, as well as unknown work from across photography’s history.

For more information visit the Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange.


Belfast Photo Festival – Contest Exhibition

Event Type:

Photography

Locations and Dates:

Belfast City Centre: 3 June – 30 June

Brief:

The competition closure means just one thing: the Belfast Photo Festival is almost upon us.

Chock full of the best work from up and coming photographers, the photo festival is a celebration of the art of modern photography. One of the events in the entire world, you’d be a fool to miss the unveiling of this year’s stars and winners. This is the perfect opportunity to get out of the house and maybe grab some inspiration for next year’s contest!

For more information on one of the top UK calendar events in 2021, visit the Belfast Photo Festival website.


Alfred Watkins – Museum & Art Gallery Exhibition

Event Type:

Photography

Locations and Dates:

Hereford Museum & Art Gallery: 19 June – 10 July

Brief:

A celebration of Alfred Watkins. 

Victorian photographer Watkins is known for his invention of the exposure meter among many other things from other fields. While his legacy is somewhat disputed by historians, his impact on the field of photography was exceptional.

More information on this free event can be found here


Videography with Adobe Premier – Online Workshop

Event Type:

Videography

Locations and Dates:

Online: 28 June

Brief:

Learn to edit videos with industry-standard post-production software for video: Adobe Premier.

In our current time filled with uncertainty as to whether or not an event will go forward, this free and online event is very welcome. As part of Digital Advantage, a programme offering free business support and training, you’ll learn to import footage, create sequences, add titles, add captions, adjust audio and export your videos, as well as editing videos for colour gradients and adjusting sound and import graphics.

If you’re interested in learning how to get the best out of your videos with Adobe Premiere, all the details and more can be found here.


Bristol Photo Festival Film Programme

Event Type:

Videography

Locations and Dates:

Watershed Cinemas: June – October (TBC)

Brief:

One of the more interesting events, the film programme will show a series of screenings which explore the creative relationship between photo and video.

Featuring work from cinematographers Ed Lachman, Hélène Louvart and Seamus McGarvey, this exhibition will examine photographic influences and inspirations on video and how it is incorporated into filmmaking.

With more details to be announced later this month, Bristol Photo Festival’s film programme is definitely something to look out for. For more information about the film programme as well as Bristol Photo Festival’s many online events, visit the Bristol Photo Festival events page.

 


 

These are just a few of 2021s upcoming events which are definitely worth marking the calendar for. With lockdown restrictions easing up a bit, it’s nice to get out of the house now and then, and with the fantastic range of events and festivals taking place this year, there’s no excuse not to.

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