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A world class photography festival for the East of England 24 May - 25 June 2016

Children rehearse for Youth and Ataturk Day, a day of commemoration of Kemal Ataturk and the beginning of the Turkish war of independence.

Volunteer with us

PhotoEast would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped in getting the first PhotoEast Festival off the ground, and to all the volunteers who are helping out every weekend of the Festival.   PhotoEast Festival 2016 is actively looking for…

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Children rehearse for Youth and Ataturk Day, a day of commemoration of Kemal Ataturk and the beginning of the Turkish war of independence.

PhotoEast 2016: Launch Weekend

Look back over the PhotoEast Festival 2016 opening weekend in this short film. The weekend saw a day of free talks, workshops and novel photographic interactions come to the Ipswich, with the varying photographic exhibitions and architecture of the historic Waterfront providing a unique backdrop…

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Julian Germain x Sidegate Primary School: Generations Project

As an extension to Julian Germain’s ongoing photographic project ‘Generations‘ pupils from Sidegate Primary School were invited to recreate photographs of their parents/grandparents in a series of workshops led by Julian himself. The project has been captured in the film below, a¬†strikingly innocent and creative…

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Fire Engine Photo Booth at PhotoEast Festival 2016

On Saturday 28 May as part of a day of free talks, workshops and other activities that explore photography, the Fire Engine Photo Booth took some brilliant photos of those attending the Festival. Below Here are a few of our favourites. To see the full…

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50 Years On – Eamonn McCabe Hosts Q&A with Libby Hall

A series of stunning photographs taken by Libby Hall in 1966 had their debut display earlier this year as part of the highly acclaimed PhotoEast Festival, and are now coming home to Leiston.¬† They will be exhibited at the Long Shop Museum from August 26th…

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Leiston 1966 – Libby Hall

Little has changed in The Engineers’ Arms pub since 1966 when it was Libby Hall’s local. The pub was immediately opposite the entrance to Garrett’s engineering works, Leiston’s biggest employer at the time, where many of its clientele would have worked. These photographs show us…

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