PhotoHastings (PH), was formed as a collective of photographers in the South East of England in 2009 by Grace Lau and Andrew Moran. It aims to inspire an appreciation of contemporary photographic art through a festival programme, regular talks, exhibitions, workshops and mentoring.
With Arts Council funding, gained through the coordination and curation activities of Cathryn Kemp in 2014, PH has been able to expand its membership and activities to present a diverse Photo Festival. This includes partnerships with Photography and the Archive Research Centre at University of the Arts London, (PARC); Electric Cinema Hastings, Fairlight Arts Trust and The Pier Trust and the Jerwood Gallery Hastings and University of Gloucester . Guest photographers include: Simon Roberts, Martin Parr, Nigel Shafran and Nigel Green.
Photology, a series of popular monthly talks initiated by Alex Brattell includes artists and writers such as, Simon Norfolk, Mark Power, Sean O’Hagan, Chris Wainwright, Anthony Penrose, John Stezaker and Prof Val Williams.
Photo Season Coordination History
2016 season led by the PhotoHastings Committee
2015 season directed by Cathryn Kemp, Andrew Moran & Grace Lau
2014 season directed by Cathryn Kemp
2012 season directed by Andrew Moran & Grace Lau in liaison with Brighton Photo Fringe
2010 season directed by Andrew Moran & Grace Lau in liaison with Brighton Photo Fringe