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Photographers and curators wanted for MargatePhotoFest

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Ed Thompson exhibited a series of images called Totnes Transition Town at last year’s MargatePhotoFest, which looked at a community-lead charity strengthening the area’s economy. This image is from a new body of work on Occupy London. The 2012 MargatePhotoFest is now open for submissions and looking for projects on political and social issues. Image © Ed Thompson.

Curator Charlotte Cotton, photographer Trish Morrissey, Hyeres curator Raphaelle Stopin and BJP‘s Diane Smyth are judging entries for this year’s MargatePhotoFest.

The festival, which returns for the third year from 10-12 August, is looking for photographers shooting social and political issues and will select three for exhibition..…MORE

MPF promotes socially engaged photography.

We are building a community of artists/curators/educators/ activists to explore photography’s role as an active force for change within contemporary society. The aim is to showcase exciting and innovative approaches to social art and develop programs with a real impact.

To this end projects selected will deal with social/political issues affecting contemporary society, work with communities, social projects (and audience participation) or some mix thereof. Projects involving mixed media, talks or workshops are not only allowed but actively encouraged.

Dates:10th-12th August 2012

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