FLOW Photofest 2021 Announced

Announcing FLOW Photofest 2021 – LEGACY

Saturday 4th September to Saturday 2nd October 2021

We are delighted to announce that the biennial international photography festival across the Highlands & Islands and Moray will held once again in September 2021 with the theme of LEGACY.

Building on the successful festivals of 2107 and 2019, we are delighted to announce that work will be on show from Fort William to Kirkwall, and Elgin to the Isle of Lewis. Indoor exhibitions will be held in gallery spaces such as Inverness Museum and Art Gallery and Eden Court Theatre, as well as pop up outdoor spaces in Inverness and surrounding area.

Headlining the Festival this year is the World Premier of the exhibition – “Caledonian Desire Lines” – by Professor Thomas Joshua Cooper of Glasgow School of Art. His landscape photography practice focuses on the making of a single exposure at any location and processing and printing all his work by hand. Professor Cooper has been instrumental in the development of photography in Scotland through the fine art photography programme at Glasgow School of Art he established in 1982. Internationally recognised with exhibitions spanning the globe, we are delighted to be showing his new body of work in Inverness.

Exhibitions in a variety of locations, indoor and outdoor, will include work from a number of international photographers including Daria Garnik (Russia), Terje Abusdal and Jo Bendtal (Norway), Margaret Mitchell, Flannery O’Kafka, Frances Scott, Gavin Smith, Sean Patrick Campbell and David Williams (Scotland), Sanni Seppo (Finland) and Vera Saltzam (Canada).

This year we are also delighted to be collaborating with the Nairn Book and Arts Festival, the Orkney Science Festival and linking with the Stirling Photography Festival through the work of Frances Scott on the A9

As Covid security is very important, the format of the programme is still being finalised and this year the programme will be available online, rather than in print, to allow us to react quickly to a changing world. The programme will be available on the FLOW website: www.flowphotofest.co.uk

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(image by Daria Garnik, “Gagarin”)