Peckham 24

  • Opens
    17 May 2024
  • Ends
    26 May 2024
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  • Location London, United Kingdom

Peckham 24, the free weekend festival that champions new voices in contemporary photography, announces its return to Copeland Park in South East London.

Overview

This year it will extend beyond the usual three day festival weekend, with exhibitions and events programmed over ten days from Friday 17th May to Sunday 26th May 2024. Peckham 24, which first launched in 2016, was conceived as an artist-led event to extend the city-wide celebrations happening around photography at Photo London art fair. Now, as the 8th edition is announced, Peckham 24 has been established as a vibrant annual platform that spotlights new talent and new work by leading contemporary photographers. The festival will launch with late Friday exhibition openings across Peckham on 17th May 2024, transforming this creative corner south of the river into a hub for photography lovers from across the world.

Extended festival dates with exhibitions and events taking place across ten days in May. An expanded focus on contemporary photography and publishing with the arrival of A Bigger Book Fair (ABBF) bringing 70+ photo book and zine publishers onto the main festival site throughout the opening weekend, from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th May. The return of the popular Late Friday launch of the festival at Copeland Park from 6pm until midnight, and the return of the V&A Parasol Foundation Prize for Women in Photography for a second year, with an exhibition of four winners presenting work on the theme of Histories. Plus, the announcement of a new touring partnership with Impressions Gallery, Bradford. Peckham 24 and Impressions Gallery will co-curate a group exhibition which will launch in Peckham before travelling to Bradford from June to August 2024.

This year's festival will explore photography's multi-layered relationship to history through the curatorial theme, Back To The Future. The artistic program will bring together diverse perspectives that blend the past, the present and the future via the lens of history. Exhibitions and events will showcase the work of innovative lens-based artists reflecting on themes of memory and personal histories, as well as the work of artists who take moments from the past as inspiration to re-stage, reimagine or re-think existing narratives.
  

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