Photography Oxford

Photo Oxford Festival 2021

Photo Oxford 2021, 15 October - 15 November, exploring Women & Photography - Ways of Seeing and Being Seen, offers the public a wide range of exhibitions, screenings, workshops, discussion events, learning and professional development opportunities, in person and online.

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1154142)


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24 days




  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment


  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind


United Kingdom


Access to the potential of photography, as an accessible art form, for creative exploration, communication and wellbeing. Access into routes into developing photography for pleasure and as a career.


Continue to offer free exhibitions, discussion and other activity to open up awareness and understanding of photography. Provide a platform for exhibitions, commissions, discussion and participatory activity in photography by early career artists. Offer inspiration for involvement in photography as an accessible art form for people of all ages and stages, including the health and wellbeing benefits of creative activity and of involvement in a community of interest.

  • Photo Oxford Festival stands out from the huge variety of photo festivals in its personal, almost intimate approach to celebrate a huge diversity of historic and contemporary national and international photography at a place steeped in tradition like no other.

    — Mirja Maria Thiel (Photo Oxford 2020 Open Call public vote winner)

  • It was really wonderful to see and be part of a community of people interested and invested in women and photography.

    — Photo Oxford 2020 participant

  • The outdoor & online exhibitions were of great importance in present times. Many people would have given up, so I thought it was great how much content there was, and how innovative the festival was in finding ways to still involve the public.

    — Photo Oxford 2020 visitor