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Olympus Confirm Headline Sponsorship of Inaugural Photo North Festival

Simon Skinner
2 months ago

Olympus has confirmed their position as headline sponsors of the inaugural Photo North Festival, which takes place this November in Harrogate

OLYMPUS DENCH TRAN SIBERIAN WORLD CUP
A shot from Peter Dench’s recent Tran Siberian World Cup collection

Being hosted in a single venue in the spa town of Harrogate, UK, a multitude of photo-exhibitions, book zine stalls, photo walks, portrait salons, workshops, portfolio reviews, screenings and live chats, will be accompanied by a backdrop of live music and licensed bars. All with the intent to champion photography and very much open to the public for all three days of this new festival.

Georgina Pavelin, Marketing Product Specialist, Olympus, told PhotoBite: “the founders of Photo North Festival, Peter Dench and Sharon Price clearly have a passion and a vision and one that Olympus are proud to be a part of and support over the coming years.”


Olympus joins Harrogate Conference Centre in supporting this sensational line-up that includes iconic names Tom Stoddart, Jane Hilton, Tish Murtha, Tom Oldham, Paula Bronstein, Harry Borden, Stuart Freedman, Jenny Matthews and Anastasia Taylor Lind.

Peter Dench Britain on the Verge
A shot from Peter Dench’s Britain on the Verge collection

To commemorate 100 years since the end of WWI, the festival will show Tom Stoddart’s Shadows of War, a stunning reportage of the battlefields and war memorials in Belgium and France.

Another highlight of the festival is Jane Hilton’s, ‘All Lit Up’, an ongoing project of people, places and objects that have been lit up in America. A stunning nod to American culture where living the American Dream is a constant part of people’s lives.

Festival Co-Founder, PhotoBite contributor and Olympus Visionary Peter Dench said: “This major international name is another great occasion to visit Photo North and we know visitors will be enthralled by the myriad of exhibitors at our first show”.


Peter Dench Tran Siberian World Cup
A shot from Peter Dench’s recent Tran Siberian World Cup collection

Find out more about the festival on the official website.

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.