Venue: 44AD Artspace
Dates: 30th Sept – 6th October 2019
Open to all subscription paying members.

Introducing a new exhibition format

Exhibition limited to just 10 large scale images (approximately 20 x 26 inches) mounted and framed in the high quality gallery frames initially commissioned for our previous 31 Studio, Salgado exhibition.
All existing members are invited to submit up to 3 jpeg images on the theme of ‘Witness’.

This follows on from current and ongoing PhotoBath projects on the theme of documenting change in British society.

Process: Selection

  • For the purposes of selection, identities will be anonymised as a given number and each of their submissions will be given a letter
  • A written supporting title/statement of no more than 100 words specifically about the image (not biographical – not obligatory).
  • External curators – professionals in the photography industry, long experience of curating and selecting.
  • The selection panel will have no knowledge of which images belong to any participating member.
  • The selection panel will be encouraged to select the 10 images for the exhibition and also up to five borderline ‘honourable mentions’ who may also be included if there are any late withdraws.
  • Other entries to be shown on projector loop

Process: Fees and costs

  • There is a non-refundable fee of £20 for each participating member payable in advance of the submission deadline. Payment does not guarantee selection of one of your prints. The selection will be made by the curation team based on the quality of the images alone. 
  • Those who are chosen for selection will be responsible for preparing their prints to a high professional art print quality standard at their own cost in good time for mounting and framing.
  • Existing mount windows currently included with the frames may be used, however it may be necessary to crop the image slightly to fit the mount window.
  • If a successful submission is square or of an unusual size or ratio within the frame, the member will be required to pay for their bespoke mount of similar quality and specifications as the others, although, of course, they will keep it after the exhibition has ended.
Account name: PHOTOBATH
Sort Code: 08 92 99
Account Number: 65783236

Process: benefits, volunteers and duties

  • Other exhibition costs including, gallery hire, promotion and marketing, printing and private view refreshments will be covered by PhotoBath.
  • In circumstances of hardship, PhotoBath may cover the cost of printing on Fuji Digital Paper.
  • PhotoBath volunteers will carry out the framing and hanging process.
    Participants will need to be available for invigilation duties.

Process: terms and conditions

  • Any image submitted may be used for promotion and marketing of this event and used on the PhotoBath website without any payment to the member/photographer.
  • Members will not be permitted to keep the mounts or frames after the exhibition has finished unless they have bought them themselves!


 June 1st: Deadline for submissions and payment.
August 1st: Successful participants will be notified.
September 1st: Prints need to be submitted at the correct size. Failure to meet this deadline may mean losing your inclusion.
Marketing printing
September 14th: Marketing distribution
September 30th: ‘Get In’ hang exhibition
October 1st: Exhibition Opens – Private View
October 6th: Exhibition Ends, ‘Get Out’.

Arrangements will be made for members to collect their prints in the week following the end of the exhibition.

The curation team

Benedict Brain is a UK based photographer, journalist and founder of Brain’s Foto Guides Ltd. He is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society and also sits on the society’s Distinctions Advisory Panel. Benedict practices as a fine-art & commercial photographer and as a photography workshop leader. He is also an award-winning journalist and until recently was editor of Britain’s best-selling consumer photography magazine, Digital Camera. Benedict is regularly asked to judge prestigious photo competitions such as the International Garden Photographer of the Year and The British Photography Awards. Benedict travels internationally as a public speaker talking about the art and craft of photography and at shows such as The Adventure Travel Show and The Photography Show in the UK.

Dr Michael Pritchard was a photography specialist and auctioneer at Christie’s London from 1986-2007. He completed his PhD in history of photography in 2010 and has taught on a MA History of Photography programme. He joined the Royal Photographic Society in 2011 and is now responsible for the Society’s public programmes. He has been a selector for a number of international photography competitions including Travel Photographer of the Year, Food Photography of the Year, the HIPA Awards, the Terry O’Neill Awards, the Spider Awards and others. He regularly lectures and broadcasts on photographic history and his most recent book is A History of Photography in 50 Cameras.

Pamela G. Roberts was the curator at the Royal Photographic Society for 19 years and was responsible for organising the Society’s Collection which has now moved to the V&A Museum in London.

She has curated numerous high profile exhibitions from both the 19th & 20th centuries, including Alfred Stieglitz’s “Camera Work”, Julia Margaret Cameron, Roger Fenton, Don McCullin etc., lectured internationally and has written a number of books on photography, most recently “A Century of Colour Photography” (2007) and “Alvin Langdon Coburn” (2015).


Photo Credit: Daz Smith