© Uwe Ackermann
© Uwe Ackermann
© Uwe Ackermann

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 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. 

Photography Oxford is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (registration no. 1154142). Show your support by joining us as a Friend, Member or Patron.


2014: What good is Photography?
2017: Conceal/Reveal
2020 & 2021: Women & Photography: Ways of Seeing & Being Seen
2023: The Hidden Power of the Archive