Founded by local photojournalist, Robin Laurance in 2013, Photo Oxford was established to bring internationally acclaimed photography and photographic debate to the city of Oxford.

Our mission is to deliver a biennial international photography festival featuring a diverse and ambitious programme of exhibitions and related events, professional development opportunities, and a public engagement and outreach programme, in collaboration with strategic partners across the city of Oxford, nationally and internationally.

Photo Oxford is committed to work towards climate justice and a zero carbon future. We are a signatory to the Green Arts Oxfordshire Network Charter.

Photo Oxford is committed to becoming an actively anti-racist organisation. We recognise our responsibility and accountability as a public cultural institution to combat racism in a society where it is deeply embedded, and we are members of the Oxford Cultural Anti-Racism Alliance. 

Photo Oxford is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (registration no. 1154142).


2014: What good is Photography?
2017: Conceal/Reveal
2020 & 2021: Women & Photography: Ways of Seeing & Being Seen