Win a pair of tickets to Photo North Festival in Harrogate

Some of the world’s top photographers will come to the North from November 9-11 to present their works through an exciting range of interactive events in the first international festival of its kind, Photo North.

Brought together in a single venue in the spa town of Harrogate, a back-drop of street food vendors, live music and licensed bars will play host to exhibitions, book zine stalls, photo walks, portrait salons, workshops, portfolio reviews, screenings and live chats, all championing photography and open to the public for the three-day festival. The curators of Photo North, Peter Dench and Sharon Price, have secured participation from iconic names including Jane Hilton, Tom Oldham, Tom Stoddart, Paula Bronstein, Jenny Matthews, Anastasia Taylor Lind and Dean Belcher.

Paula Bronstein Hope and FearThe Festival

To commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One, the festival will show Tom Stoddart’s Shadows of War, a stunning reportage of the battlefields and war memorials in Belgium and France. As one of the exhibition keynotes, Stoddart remarked: “This is great news for international photography, to not only bring the public in to see some incredible images but to also offer hands-on talks and seminars.”

The headline exhibition for the 100-year commemoration will be Women and War, curated with the Imperial War Museum and Anne McNeill of Impressions Gallery, an exhibition by female photographers examining the impact of war on women. From women fighting a war to mothers displaced by war and the often courageous stories behind them. Another highlight of the festival is Jane Hilton’s All Lit Up, an ongoing project of people, places and objects that have been lit up in America. 

The competition

To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to this event, plus a book by photographer Peter Dench, all you have to do is sign up to the Northern Soul newsletter (details of how to do this are on the right-hand side of the page) and send an email to with the title ‘Photo North’.

Closing date: Oct 24, 2018

Winners will be picked at random and notified by: Oct 25, 2018


PNF Logo 2018 ArtworkClick here to view Northern Soul’s photo gallery of images from the upcoming Photo North Festival.