PhotoBath was established in 2014 to celebrate, promote and support documentary and fine art photography in Bath and other UK areas. We have since widened our reach and become more international in outlook.
We currently have active members from Poland, South Africa as well contributors from all areas of the UK and Europe. Exhibitions by Sebastiao Salgado, Carlo Chinca along with regular creative documentary exhibitions have helped us establish a wider reputation and audience.
We are a non-commercial organisation with a collective ethos, and our priorities are to support local and national photographers, and stimulate new photographic practices through challenging and experimental projects. We have organised exhibitions, workshops and publications, including collaborations with respected local and national partners, and have earned a reputation for delivering on ambitious programmes in the City of Bath..
PhotoBath has relaunched after the Covid 19 lockdown, with a renewed commitment to promote the best documentary and fine art practise. Formal membership has been discontinued and participation in ongoing projects will be by invitation, involving photographers producing interesting and stimulating work, who are committed to contributing to our aims, objectives and ethos.
Between 2014 – 2020 PhotoBath produced two main exhibitions, four member exhibitions, one virtual exhibition and we have published four books of photography. In 2022 we introduced new associates by staging our ‘Documentary’ exhibition at 44AD Artspace to much acclaim and high attendance levels.