PhotoEast is a not-for-profit organisation which believes in the power of photography to bring positive change for individuals, communities and the places in which they live.
Our vision is to establish Suffolk’s reputation as a centre for excellence in photography by hosting world renowned photographers and their work and inspiring participation from across the arts, education, business and local community.
Core to our ambition is the biennial PhotoEast photography Festival which brings the work of some of the world’s more renowned photographers and photojournalists to Suffolk. Its focus on Ipswich, with its epicentre on the Waterfront, is now a significant visual arts event in the regional and national calendar.
The 2018 festival runs from 24 May to 30 June. Under the theme of ‘Belonging’, the festival will explore what ‘Belonging’ means to ourselves, our identity, our relationships with one another, our surroundings and our communities.
The festival is produced in partnership with the University of Suffolk.