FLOW Photofest 2021: LEGACY

Full programme now here!

Please be sure to check opening times, and any COVID guidance, before visiting, as these may have changed.

FLOW Photofest, the biennial international photography festival across the Highlands & Islands and Moray opens September 4th 2021 with the theme of LEGACY.

See the full list of exhibitions here

Building on the successful festivals of 2017 and 2019, work will be on show from Fort William to Stromness, and Elgin to the Isle of Lewis. Indoor exhibitions will be held in gallery spaces such as Inverness Museum and Art Gallery and Eden Court Theatre, as well as pop up outdoor spaces in Inverness and surrounding area.

See the full list of venues here

Thomas Joshua Cooper will be headlining the festival with the world premier of “Caledonian Desire Lines” – a collection of 25 hand printed photographs made in Scotland.

Also showing across the Highlands and Islands is work by:

Daria Garnik (Russia)
Terje Abusdal, Jo Bentdal, Helge Skodvin (Norway)
Margaret Mitchell, Flannery O’kafka, Frances Scott, Gavin Smith, Alastair Fletcher, Simon Riddell, Sekai Machache, Danielle Macleod, Sean Patrick Campbell, David Williams, Lynne Strachan, Kathryn Joseph, Mark Ferguson (Scotland)
Sanni Seppo (Finland)
Vera Saltzman (Canada)
Charlotta Maria Hauksdottir (Iceland)
Ruby Pluhar (UK)
Mikkel Hørlyck (Denmark)

Group exhibitions: FLOW’s Open Competition, and Ode to Oikos with the Nairn Book & Arts Festival

Talks with photographers: Rebecca Marr and Frank McElhinney

This year FLOW is delighted to be collaborating with the Nairn Book and Arts Festival, Northlight Gallery Orkney, the Orkney Science Festival and linking with the Stirling Photography Festival through the work of Frances Scott on the A9.

See the full list of events here

As Covid security is still very important, the programme is only available online, rather than in print form, to allow us to react quickly to a changing world.

FLOW Photofest is grateful for the financial support of the Inverness Common Good Fund and Elgin BID; as well as the generous support and assistance from The Highland Print Studio, High Life Highland, SSHOP, The Inverness Darkroom, Impact Hub, Cromartie Timber, Street Level Photoworks, and our Crowdfunders.

image above: St Marion, River Farrar, Glen Strathfarrar, Kilmorack, Inverness-shirefrom the series Caledonian Desire Lines by Thomas Joshua Cooper

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You can contact organisers through the following contact form.

image above: Daria Garnik, from the series Gagarin