FLOW Photofest is the biennial, month-long festival celebrating photography in all its forms across the Highlands & Islands and Moray.

The theme for 2019 is BORDERS - acknowledging our shifting political and personal boundaries and how photography is also evolving as art and document.


4 of our exhibitions this year are Scottish Premiers:

Michael Flomen, from Canada,  exhibits his cameraless photographs using photographic paper in the outside at night, floating on water, or laid upon ice, and exposed by moonlight.

Jana Romanova, from Russia, presents “Waiting” – a participatory project with families preparing to become parents or adding to their family.

Elena Chernyshova, from Russia, documents life in the town of Norilsk in the Arctic Circle, where extremes of climate meet extremes of pollution, industrialisation and isolation.

Adam Panczuk, from Poland, explores Karczeby –  a dialect and a people in North Poland., whose connection to the land is both powerful and problematic. The word Karczeb also means a stubborn stump, which remains stuck to the ground, a characteristic which made Stalinist time difficult.


Michael Flomen and Jana Romanova are showing at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. Elena Chernyshova and Adam Panczuk are showing at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness. 

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Castle Wynd, Inverness IV2 3EB. 01349 781730
Eden Court Theatre, Bishops Rd, Inverness IV3 5SA. 01463 234234


The full FLOW Photofest 2019 programme can be downloaded here

We would like to thank the Inverness Common Good Fund, Street Level Photoworks, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Inverness Impact Hub, Elgin Bid, Highlife Highland, the Scottish Society for the History of Photography and the Inverness Camera Club for their help and assistance to make it all happen.

Image Caption

© Michael Flomen / © Jana Romanova / © Elena Chernyshova / © Adam Panczuk

Opening Event

Friday September 6th, 6 – 8pm

  • Venue

    Inverness Museum and Art Gallery / Eden Court Theatre

  • Address

    Inverness, UK

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