Developing a Bath Photography Festival

2018, will see the initial photographic show under the ‘Bath Photography Festival’ heading. This mini exhibition will be part of the greater FAB festival. Thanks to their support and guidance the project has become a reality.

The aim of the festival is to promote and encourage creative photography. Bath has a rich photographic heritage. It is the home of the Royal Photographic Society and the Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey is only 15 miles away.

Real / Unreal

Our first year: In association with ‘Fringe Arts Bath Festival’ we would like to develop and establish a ‘Bath Photography Festival’. The aim will be to promote and encourage creative photography.

We are bombarded with photographic imagery every day, through news channels, social media, posters, signs and product labels. These images can inspire us, make us question and influence us. However, are these images real or portraying the truth?

Ever since the invention of photography, images have been doctored. The media lends itself to many editing processes; this allows the photographer to change what they see and therefore the viewer’s perception.

Always remember and never forget, that the unreal is so very real“.

Brian Griffin


We would like to invite photographers to submit a series of images that respond to the theme, ‘Real / Unreal’. This is a chance to promote and share your work in Bath. Any work submitted after the 20th March 2018 will not be considered.

Image Submission
Please send us up to six images alongside a brief 250-word supporting statement. The images must be saved in the following format: –

  • Selection Image Size: 1200pix (longest side), JPG file.
  • Naming: Your name, image size cm and title of work.

E.g. Your.Name-60×40-Title.jpg

Deadline for submitting: 20 March 2018. CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS

Selection: Work selected will be dictated by exhibition space and curatorial decisions.  Therefore it is not possible to exhibit every work submitted. We hope the process of responding to the theme will be rewarding in itself.
Sale: Work may be advertised for sale subject to the venues statutory rules and the photographer’s agreement.
Insurance:  We cannot accept responsibility for insuring artist’s work. Artists must arrange cover.
Venue: We are working in association with FAB to obtain exhibition and display space, venues could include cafes, open spaces and other public spaces.
Set Up: The artist will have to be available to put up and take down their work.

By submitting your images, you allow FAB and The Bath Photography Festival to show your work on their relevant websites, social media channels and marketing material. Copyright stays with the photographer.

Thank you in advance to all the photographers that submit, without you none of this would be possible.

A nominal charge of £20 is payable to FAB per selected artist, this fee goes towards the advertising and administration costs of running the festival.

FAB and The Bath Photography Festival are run by volunteers.


Any work submitted after the 20th March 2018 will not be considered.