The Peckham 24 Photography Festival Is Returning To London’s Copeland Park

Peckham 24, the annual photography festival celebrated for its diverse mix of exhibitions, talks, and performances, is gearing up for its largest edition yet at London’s Copeland Park. The festival, which typically runs for three days, will be extended to an impressive ten days this year. Scheduled to take place from Friday, May 17 to Sunday, May 26, attendees will have ample time to explore the diverse range of emerging talent, free of cost. 

Under the curatorial umbrella of Back To The Future, this year’s edition of the festival will delve into the multifaceted relationship between photography and history. Through the lens of time, the carefully curated program will interweave diverse perspectives that traverse the past, present and future.

Visitors can expect a dynamic array of exhibitions and events showcasing the work of innovative lens-based artists grappling with themes of memory and personal histories. Additionally, the festival will spotlight artists who draw inspiration from moments in the past, using them as springboards to reimagine existing narratives or stage thought-provoking reinterpretations. The full lineup of exhibitions and participating artists is slated for release in April so keep your eyes peeled.

As the festival expands its presence at Copeland Park, it is also charting new territory across the country. In an exciting development, Peckham 24 has forged a partnership with Bradford’s Impressions Gallery, hinting at a northern tour for the exhibitions to engage with fresh audiences.

Continuing a new tradition initiated in 2023, the V&A’s Parasol Foundation Prize for Women in Photography returns, reaffirming its commitment to spotlighting and supporting groundbreaking women artists in contemporary photography. Esteemed figures such as Bruno Ceschel, founder and director of Self Publish Be Happy (SPBH), Dr. Zoe Whiteley, director of Chisenhale Gallery, London, and Deborah Willis, university professor, will oversee the proceedings. The eagerly anticipated winners will be announced by the V&A in May, adding another layer of excitement to this year’s festival lineup.

Now accepting applications, the open call for this year presents an opportunity for early-career curators or curatorial groups to exhibit their work at Peckham 24, 2024. By inviting curators and collectives based in the UK to exhibit fresh insights to the theme Back To The Future, the selected proposals will earn a dedicated exhibition area at AMP Gallery, in Peckham, for the duration of the festival. More details on the open call are available here.

Photography by Luke Adekoya Campbell for Peckham24.

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