MPB @ Rook Lane Chapel
Presented by MPB, the leading platform for photographers and videographers to trade equipment. The exhibition showcased eight very different world-class practitioners and also hosted the winners of the Student Awards. The exhibition boards were specially designed by MVB Architects, owner of Rook Lane Chapel. Photographs by Jesse Alexander.
Gallery at The Station – Clementine Wilson
Clementine Wilson is a social documentary photographer living in Somerset with her two young sons. 17 years ago, she completed a degree in editorial photography. Whilst on that course she started living with a New Age Traveller community because the cost of living was even then unaffordable. She began a project entitled ‘No Fixed Abode’ which looks at social housing problems in the UK and the people affected, which she continues today.
Gallery at The Station – ‘Intersectional Matter: Waste‘
This is a group exhibition curated by Jacqueline Ennis Cole. This public presentation is the second iteration of her intersectional climate justice-related curatorial programme. Her initial curated group exhibition Intersectional Geographies : Extraction was shown at the Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol (2022).
The exhibition features 25 nationally and internationally acclaimed photographers, which comprises Vanessa Winship, Mandy Barker, Laura Pannack, Graham Silveria Martin, Wendy Aldiss, Alan Conteh, Peter Coles, John Darwell, Mieke Strand, Patricia and Angus Macdonald, Miharu Micha, Keleenna Onyeaka, George Dyer, Sean Wyatt, Kim Shaw, George Georgiou, Imogen Bloor, Naomi James, Sabes Sugunasabesan, Tilaxan Tharmapalan, Armelle Skatulski, Colin Buttimer, Mike Perry, David Birkin, and Lucas Gabellini-Fava.
Makers’ Yard – ‘Moon‘
As part of this year’s festival, Makers’ Yard curated MOON, partnering with Women Photograph to create a provocative new photography exhibition featuring 26 women and non-binary photographers from around the world.
Exhibiting are Alejandra Aragón, Alena Zhandarova, Amanda Lopez, Arielle Bobb-Willis, Celia D. Luna, Charlotte Yonga, Christina Stohn, Eva O’Leary, Gabriella Achadinha, Huiying Ore, Jane Stockdale, Jenny Irene Miller, Jesse Mireles, Jessica Antola, Judith Erwes, Laura Pannack, Lauren Bamford, Lauren Crew, Lydia Garnett, Lydia Metral, Mahnoor Malik, Patricia Voulgaris, Honey Long + Prue Stent, Sophie Green, Tamara Abdul Hadi and Yumna Al Arashi.
Frome Heritage Museum – ‘Faces of Frome‘
Frome Library – Open Book Call Exhibition
Photo|Frome offered our first award for best photobook in 2023’s Open Book Call. Books entered were on display for public perusal at the Frome Library for the duration of the festival.
Frome Library – University of West of England (UWE)
30 students from the University of the West of England (UWE) curated and produced a group show based on project ‘Hot Potato’ as part of this year’s course. Each student wrote a brief against our ‘Decolonising Environments‘ theme, and then another student executed it.
Frome Library – Frome College Exhibition
Local Frome College students created new work on the Festival’s ‘Decolonising Environments‘ theme.