PHOTOGAPHY enthusiasts, students and professionals are invited to Hereford Photography Month’s Symposium Day and Book Launch at Hereford College of Arts’ College Road campus on next week.

The event welcomes renowned photographers who will be discussing their work and offering insight into their practices, and offers the opportunity for attendees to see the work on show, as well as the chance to purchase two major new photographic publications and meet many of the photographers participating in Hereford Photography Month.

Simon Denison, head of cultural studies at HCA, will be interviewing Ken Grant about his new book, Flock, which was curated following many visits to Hereford Cattle Market at the Old Market site.

Nicola Shipley will talk about GRAIN - the new strategic hub and network for photography and photographers in the West Midlands - and Elisabeth Blanchet Jake Bowers will be talking about media representation of travelling communities; Elisabeth’s work was famously used by Channel 4 to promote their series ‘My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding’. Their editing of the images without her consent to include slogans caused many complaints and two of the posters were banned by the Advertising Standards Authority.

Internationally renowned Photographer and Fellow at HCA, John Bulmer, will be discussing his latest project, ‘Winds of Change’, which has resulted in a book that will be officially launched at the event alongside Ken Grant’s ‘Flock’.

Places on the Symposium are limited, so booking is essential. Contact The Courtyard on 01432 340555 or book online at

Full details of the Hereford Photography Month events and opening times can be found at, or by calling 01432 273359.