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Lancashire Photography Festival, Preston (Apr 2 – May 23, 2021)

There’s a unique outdoor photography festival coming to the streets of Preston in April.

Lancashire Photography Festival will featuring the iconic work of John Davies and the bold, brash imagery of Peter Dench, the festival launches on April 2nd, 2021, with all works across the city able to be viewed from the street, in a covid-safe way.

Davies stunning black and white work will be shown in a stand-alone installation in Winckley Square while Dench’s vivid colour images will be displayed on the hoardings of the former BHS building on Fishergate.

The work of dozens of local photographers will be shown on the hoardings of Preston Market, plus projects by Blackpool Sixth Form students and Preston Photographic Society will also be shown in the city.

Images of Preston skaters from Moor Park skate park will be displayed at multiple sites across the city and there will be several unique, large-scale installations on walls across the city.

All images in the festival will be able to be viewed from the street, in a totally safe, socially-distanced way compliant with lockdown restrictions. This means it’s free!

The festival is set to launch of Friday, Apr 2nd – a few days after the stay-at-home lockdown guidance is scheduled to be lifted in England – and will last for seven weeks.

I’ve organised the festival – in the hope that it can become a regular event in the city, displaying the work of photographers from around the world.

16:25 An afternoon boat party for the many British seasonal bar workers and promoters in Ayia Napa, Cyprus. They are performing a dance to the 1979 funk anthem recorded by The Gap Band, Oops Up Side Your Head.
Stockport Viaduct © John Davies 1986
Poster on Preston wall. Photo by Garry Cook.

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