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PhotoBite Heads to Byline Festival 2017

- 7 years ago

Dance, debate, laugh and change the world. A Festival with a purpose

This weekend PhotoBite heads to the inaugural Byline Festival for 3 days in the Sussex countryside, where we will be hosting a panel discussion on the subjects of photojournalism and documentary photography, focusing on the role and importance of the photographer in the media landscape.
How can photographers cut through the noise in an increasingly image-rich, digital landscape, and how photography can combat the modern phenomenon of ‘fake’ news.

The panel, hosted by PhotoBite’s Simon Skinner, will include Giles DuleyBernardo ContiJill FurmanovskyJeremy Hunter and Jocelyn Bain Hogg, and will take place at 4 pm on Saturday 3rd June in the Data Dome.

Following the panel discussion, PhotoBite will go on to present Giles Duley in the Frontline Club bar, which will relocate from its home in London’s Paddington, and where Giles will offer an early-evening talk, introducing his new book, I Can Only Tell You What My Eyes See: Photographs from the Refugee Crisis, which includes texts by Filippo Grandi and Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja along with 150 original photographs.

Giles Duley

Giles’ book will be on sale throughout the festival in the official bookstore and Giles will offer a book signing after his talk. All profits from the book will be donated to UNHCR: the UN Refugee Agency that protects the rights and well-being of refugees all over the world.

PhotoBite joins over 60 music acts, which will be performing all day and all night, throughout the Festival, alongside comedy with John Cleese and Hardeep Singh Kohli, the Bad Press Awards, and further talks with Hugh GrantJune SarpongBonnie GreerMartin BellCatherine Mayer and much, much more besides.

John Cleese

Music highlights at Byline Festival include the Blow MonkeysTom Hingley [Inspiral Carpets], the Original 45ers, and punk bands The Members and Department S, as well as the Dennis BovellPama InternationalGladdy Wax sound system, Mistah Brown [Tighten Up] and Fenomeno Show, all representing the London International Ska Festival, who are occupying their own tent for the duration of the weekend.

You can find full details of this unique Festival and order your tickets at

About the author

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Simon Skinner

Co-founder // Editor

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.