The Arena Seminar 2018

Friday 16th to 18th March 2018 at the Riviera Hotel, Burnaby Road, Alum Chine, Bournemouth, BH4 8JF

Arena is pleased to announce details of the 2018 Arena Seminar. The Seminar has become established as a major weekend event in the photographic calendar. The Seminar brings together a first-class group of speakers and photography enthusiasts for a weekend of lectures, discussion and the opportunity to share inspirational photography.

This year we are pleased to announce another excellent line-up of speakers: George Georgiou, Hans Strand, Jason Bell, Paul Russell, Polina Plotnikova, and Steve Smith.

In addition to the lectures we will be running the hugely popular ‘Print Walk’ where guests can show their work to other delegates. The seminar will also feature the well-received ‘Arena Print Raffle’ together with an opportunity to visit the Fotospeed stand on the Saturday.

We are pleased to be returning to the Riviera Hotel in Bournemouth once more where we can look forward to the excellent service and facilities that we have enjoyed on previous seminars.

Seminar Speakers 2018

This year we are pleased to announce another excellent line-up of speakers: George Georgiou, Hans Strand, Jason Bell, Paul Russell, Polina Plotnikova, and Steve Smith.

GEORGE GEORGIOU

George is represented by Panos Pictures, a photo agency for international documentary photographers specialising in global social issues. He focuses on communities split between different cultures and has photographed extensively in the Balkans, Eastern Europe and, in particular, Turkey. He holds two World Press Photo awards and has work included in New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the Elton John Collection.

georgegeorgiou.net

HANS STRAND

Hans is a multi-award winning professional landscape photographer from Sweden.
A previous Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Hasselblad Master Award winner, he has photographed landscapes ranging from rainforests to deserts and ice caves to volcanoes, viewed from ground level and above, and from the wide to the intimate. He has published five books and his recent exhibition in Sweden reflected his love for the abstract.

hansstrand.com

JASON BELL

Jason is one of the country’s leading portrait and fashion photographers. His highly acclaimed images of leading celebrities have regularly appeared in the likes of Vogue and Vanity Fair. He has shot many film, theatre and TV marketing campaigns including The Crown, The Revenant, Victoria and Abdul, Outlander and Billy Eliot, and for English National Ballet and Royal Opera House productions. He has exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, and they hold many of his images in their collection.

jasonbellphoto.com

PAUL RUSSELL

A leading street photographer, Paul is a member of the highly regarded and influential ‘In-Public’ international collective. Capturing the fascinating and quirky side of what is life in general, he has an acute eye for the gently amusing moments that come and go in an instant. His work has been exhibited widely, featured in many magazines and supplements, and profiled in the Thames and Hudson book ‘Street Photography Now’.

paulrussell.info

POLINA PLOTNIKOVA

Russian born Polina has studied Fine Art History in both Moscow and London. A highly creative flower and still life photographer, her many awards include: The International Garden Photographer of the Year finalist and award winner for the past seven years, category winner at the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year, and three gold medals from the Royal Horticultural Society shows – her third one being at the 2017 Chelsea Flower Show.

polinaplotnikova.com

STEVE SMITH

A passionate street photographer and master printer, Steve is Inspired by those moments which instantly become history. He has a particular affinity for the people of Cuba as they go about their everyday lives. Another project, ‘Beneath the Games Umbrella’ explored life in and around London at the time of the Olympic Games and was exhibited at the Greenwich Gallery. A Fellow of the RPS he now sits on its Distinction Panel for Fine Art.

stevesmithphotographer.com

Booking Information

There are now only very few double rooms available at the Riviera Hotel. Therefore please contact Vanda Ralevska (Vanda at [email protected]) prior to completing a booking form so that availability can be checked, or alternatively for a list of Guest Houses nearby and then you will be able to book with Arena as a day visitor, still enjoying the whole weekend with us..

To book your place on the Arena Seminar 2018 please download the booking form below. Please carefully read all the booking instructions before filling out the booking form.

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Seminar Location

We are pleased to be returning to the Riviera Hotel in Bournemouth once more where we can look forward to the excellent service and facilities that we have enjoyed on previous seminars.

More info: Riviera Hotel Bournemouth website