The inaugural Newcastle Photography Festival in October 2014 was a celebration of photography inspired by Joseph Swan and his adventures with carbon, collodion and light.

Swan and other early photographic pioneers continue to inspire us and inevitably we find ourselves planning our second Newcastle Photography Festival which will run for a week from Monday 17th October through to Sunday 23rd October 2016 here in Newcastle upon Tyne.

We are busy putting together a programme of events and are looking for people and businesses to collaborate with. Are you a business looking to sponsor an event? Are you a photographic enthusiast willing to join our merry band of volunteers? Please get in touch.


The Gallery space at The New Bridge Project is now being fully utilized. See details in The NewBridge Project news section.

We are pleased to have Phil Punton join us to share his knowledge and love of photographing people, in his own words "Virtually all my photography features people, and that is where my prime interest lies. There are 43 muscles in the human face able to convey for example: happiness, sadness, fear, surprise, anger, confidence, contentment. However, these simple words cannot convey how emotions melt together, allowing an image to be recorded that makes you smile or cry. I like people people and like being around people. Capturing them either in a posed portrait or doing something they love is for me the ultimate goal." Bring a camera along for this event on Friday 21st October 10.30-4pm. Limited numbers, please book.

Keith Moss is very kindly coming from North Yorkshire to give a presentation on street photography and to take people out onto the streets of Newcastle to share his skills.Check out Keiths` website at

We would like to give a massive THANK YOU to Mark Dawson and Mickey Devine, who run a design company called Everthing is my Design They have stepped up and designed the 2016 festival brochure which will be available soon as a download, and in paper form.

Their efficiency is second to non, and they have really put themselves out to produce a colourful, informative brochure.

Mark also makes photographs using film and will be part of the exhibition at The NewBridge Project..




Paul 0779 156 0249

Elaine 0779 864 5459

Tickets are available from 1st September for A Thrill in the Dark. The Victorian Magic Lantern Show and Keith Moss Street Photography by going to:


Gallery Space

We have hired a gallery for the Festival week at The New Bridge Project based at Norham House 12, New Bridge Street West Newcastle NE1 8AW

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A celebration of photography inspired by Joseph Swan and his adventures with carbon, collodion and light