2017 Conference

The Association for Historical and Fine Art Photography will be holding its 2017 Conference on Monday 6 November at the Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre, Cambridge. Please check this page regularly for updates.

Call for speakers

This year’s call for speakers aims to encompass and celebrate all aspects of creative photography within our sector. We want to hear about what makes us great image-makers through your work in the studio and on location. We want to focus this conference on the wonderfully creative images you produce. We would welcome presentations on your projects, stories, and cross-sector subjects that support this creativity.

It is planned that the timetable shall accommodate presentations of 15-, 30- and 45-minute durations.

Please submit your proposals to conference@ahfap.org.uk by 7 August 2017. Submissions should include the following:

  • An abstract of between 150 and 300 words on your proposed presentations
  • A brief (one or two sentences) summary of what attendees will learn from your presentation
  • Have you given this presentation or talked about this project at a previous conference? If so, at which conference and when?
  • How long you wish to speak for and any special requirements for presentation you may have over and above PowerPoint, lectern microphone and a widescreen projector.

We are also delighted to announce we have Simon Norfolk giving the keynote which we hope will set the scene for an incredibly inspiring conference. Simon is a Nigerian photographer from Lagos. He is known for his architectural photography and has won a World Press Photo award, Foreign Press Club of America Award, Citibank Prize, European Publishers Award for Photography and the Infinity Prize from International Center of Photography. His works have been collected by Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and Tate Modern, London. His most notable publications are For Most of it I Have No Words (1998) and Bleed (2005).


Print Exhibition

In addition, this year we are celebrating our work as photographers by running a print exhibition in the fantastic space around the auditorium, showcasing our best work as photographers within our respective organisations and as AHFAP members.

Our aim for the exhibition is to celebrate the breadth and depth of the work produced by our members and to showcase the creativity that is an inherent part of our industry. We welcome submissions from all AHFAP members, covering all facets of photography and digital practice.

Further information and details of how to submit images can be found on the Print Exhibition Submission Guidelines page.

Location Map

Venue website https://conferencecentre.wellcomegenomecampus.org/