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The Arena Seminar 2020

Friday 6th to 8th March 2020 at the Riviera Hotel, Burnaby Road, Alum Chine, Bournemouth, BH4 8JF

Arena is pleased to announce details of the 2020 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: Tim Smith, Steve Bloom, Chloe Dewe Mathews, David Gibson, Leigh Preston and Paul Foley.

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’.

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 (the screen will be back in it’s usual position, so that all delegates can see.)

Seminar Speakers 2020

This year we are pleased to announce another excellent line-up of speakers:
Tim Smith, Steve Bloom, Chloe Dewe Mathews, David Gibson, Leigh Preston and Paul Foley.

TIM SMITH

A freelance documentary photographer and writer, Tim is a member of Panos Pictures, the London-based photo agency that represents photojournalists worldwide. Covering northern England for The Observer throughout the 1990s, he has for the past 20 years concentrated on self-initiated long term projects and commissions. This has led to the publication of twelve books and many exhibitions across the UK and internationally.

panos.co.uk/tim-smith

STEVE BLOOM

Steve swapped his successful career in the graphic arts industry to become an international travelling photographer in the early 90s. Having been brought up in South Africa much of his award winning work concentrates on the cultures, colours and wildlife of the African continent. He is a prolific author and exhibitor, and one of many highlights has been his major outdoor exhibition ‘Spirit of the Wild’, seen in eleven European cities by over 1.4 million visitors.

stevebloomphoto.com

CHLOE DEWE MATHEWS

Since graduating in Fine Art from Oxford University, Chloe has dedicated herself to ambitious and long-term documentary projects covering a diverse range of subject matter. As well as solo exhibitions at Tate Modern and the British Library, her projects have been exhibited in several major international cities. Her most recent book ‘Caspian: The Element’ records her journey around the Caspian Sea and its neighbouring countries.

chloedewemathews.com

DAVID GIBSON

A street photographer for over 30 years, David is a founder member of In-Public, the international collective of street photographers. His work is published and exhibited widely and he is commissioned by some of the UK’s leading design groups. Additionally, he is a teacher and writer on photography and his books include best selling ‘The Street Photographer’s Manual’, published by Thames and Hudson.

streetlondon.co.uk

LEIGH PRESTON

Chairman of Arena for a total of 12 years, Leigh has devoted much of his life to photography – organising, teaching, mentoring and leading workshops. A master printer, his own work is epitomised by images of gritty industrial areas and dramatic wilderness landscapes. This work has been the subject of two books, ‘Shadows of Change’ and ‘Five Essays’. A double Fellow of the RPS, he also served on the distinctions panels for many years.

leighpreston.co.uk

PAUL FOLEY

Paul’s distinctive landscape images focus on pattern, structure, texture, and the often-overlooked detail found in nature. He shares his photographic vision through a series of residential workshops and has held four solo exhibitions of his intimate landscape work. He holds two RPS Fellowships and served on the RPS distinctions panels for many years. Since 2007, he has organised the programme of speakers for this Seminar.

arenaphotographers.com/paul-foley/

Download Seminar Booking form & Timetable

To book your place on the Arena Seminar 2020 please download the booking form below.

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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