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Art For All: The Photography Oxford Festival

The first Photography Oxford Festival was held, organized by its director and photojournalist Robin Laurance. His stated goal is to teach people how to appreciate photography and make Oxford the world capital of photo art.



Opening the festival, Robin Laurance delcared the goals of Photography Oxford Festival: to raise the value of photo art to the level of paintings, sculptures and other graphic arts. The organizators are counting on such a large-scale event to assist the public in becoming as oriented with contemporary photography as they are with music and cinema. Laurance plans to hold the festival every two years.

Twenty exhibits are displayed during the three weeks of Photography Oxford Festival, presenting the works of famous photographers from throughout the world. The Selektif competition is held for beginning photographers.


{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/oxford_01.jpg”, “alt”: “Laura El-Tantawy, «A Woman Wears the Hijab» («In the Shadow of the Pyramids» series)”, “text”: “Laura El-Tantawy, «A Woman Wears the Hijab» («In the Shadow of the Pyramids» series)” },
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/oxford_02.jpg”, “alt”: “Joanna Vestey, «Bob Wyllie, Head Porter. Rhodes House» («Custodians» series)”, “text”: “Joanna Vestey, «Bob Wyllie, Head Porter. Rhodes House» («Custodians» series)” },
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/oxford_03.jpg”, “alt”: “Maisie Broadhead, «Speaking at a Machine» («Broadhead’s Women» series)”, “text”: “Maisie Broadhead, «Speaking at a Machine» («Broadhead’s Women» series)” },
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/oxford_04.jpg”, “alt”: “Drew Gardner, «Charles II» («The Descendants» series)”, “text”: “Drew Gardner, «Charles II» («The Descendants» series)” },
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/oxford_05.jpg”, “alt”: “Mark Laita, «Blue Malaysian Coral Snake» («Snakes» series)”, “text”: “Mark Laita, «Blue Malaysian Coral Snake» («Snakes» series)” },
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/oxford_06.jpg”, “alt”: “Clarita Lulić, «Sunset Beach – Kiss» («Seven Short One Long» series)”, “text”: “Clarita Lulić, «Sunset Beach – Kiss» («Seven Short One Long» series)” },
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/oxford_07.jpg”, “alt”: “Robin Hammond, «Alice» («Inside Mugabe’s Zimbabwe» series)”, “text”: “Robin Hammond, «Alice» («Inside Mugabe’s Zimbabwe» series)” },
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/oxford_08.jpg”, “alt”: “Espen Rasmussen («On Solid Ground» series)”, “text”: “Espen Rasmussen («On Solid Ground» series)” },
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/oxford_09.jpg”, “alt”: “Mariana Cook, «Aung San Suu Ky» («Justice» series)”, “text”: “Mariana Cook, «Aung San Suu Ky» («Justice» series)” }


Also in the festival’s program are film viewings and a series of lectures on the contemporary photo industry. Some of the themes are, «Does the Role of Eyewitness to History Remain in Photojournalism?», «The Role of Criticism in Contemporary Photography», «Shooting Wildlife» and «The Work of Henry Fox Talbot.»


{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/oxford_10.jpg”, “alt”: “Rory Carnegie, «Dolly and Nora» («Port Meadow dogs» series)”, “text”: “Rory Carnegie, «Dolly and Nora» («Port Meadow dogs» series)” },
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/oxford_11.jpg”, “alt”: “Bernard Plossu, «Nijar»”, “text”: “Bernard Plossu, «Nijar»” },
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/oxford_12.jpg”, “alt”: “Wendy Sacks, «Brothers» («Immersed in Living Water» series)”, “text”: “Wendy Sacks, «Brothers» («Immersed in Living Water» series)” },
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/oxford_13.jpg”, “alt”: “Arno Minkkinen, «Mouth of the River Fosters Pond»”, “text”: “Arno Minkkinen, «Mouth of the River Fosters Pond»” },
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/oxford_14.jpg”, “alt”: “Pentti Sammallahti, «Solovki, White Sea»”, “text”: “Pentti Sammallahti, «Solovki, White Sea»” },
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/oxford_15.jpg”, “alt”: “Richard Davies, «Podporozhye» («Wooden Churches» series)”, “text”: “Richard Davies, «Podporozhye» (series «Wooden Churches»)” },
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/oxford_16.jpg”, “alt”: “Susanna Majuri, «Winter»”, “text”: “Susanna Majuri, «Winter»” },
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/oxford_17.jpg”, “alt”: “Shahidul Alam, «Noor Hossain mural in campus» (series «A Struggle for Democracy»)”, “text”: “Shahidul Alam, «Noor Hossain mural in campus» (series «A Struggle for Democracy»)” },
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/oxford_18.jpg”, “alt”: “Matthias Heiderich («Reflexionen Eins» series)”, “text”: “Matthias Heiderich («Reflexionen Eins» series)” },
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/oxford_19.jpg”, “alt”: “Yann Layma («Butterflies» series)”, “text”: “Yann Layma («Butterflies» series)” }


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