Ed Thompson exhibited a series of images called Totnes Transition Town at last year's MargatePhotoFest, which looked at a community-lead charity strengthening the area's economy. This image is from a new body of work on Occupy London. The 2012 MargatePhotoFest is now open for submissions and looking for projects on political and social issues. Image © Ed Thompson.
Curator Charlotte Cotton, photographer Trish Morrissey, Hyeres curator Raphaelle Stopin and BJP's Diane Smyth are judging entries for this year's MargatePhotoFest.
The festival, which returns for the third year from 10-12 August, is looking for photographers shooting social and political issues and will select three for exhibition. Photographers are invited to enter a pdf of 10-15 images plus a statement about the work, how it fits with the festival ethos and how it's printed or displayed. Projects including mixed media and workshops not only allowed but actively encouraged.
Curators are invited to apply for a space in a separate competition, with the winning entries given a free venue plus funds towards producing the exhibition. Both competitions are free to enter and close for submissions on 01 June.
MargatePhotoFest started in 2010, when it showed work by Jason Evans, Vinca Petersen and Angus Fraser, among many more. In 2011 it returned with an exhibition curated by the Wandering Bears collective plus exhibitions by Martin Parr, Peter Kennard, Peter Ainsworth and Ed Thompson.
For more information and to enter, visit www.margatephotofest.co.uk.
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