Blackwell's Bookshop are our official Festival Bookseller. They are offering a wide range of books relevant to our Festival theme: The Hidden Power of the Archive

Panel discussion
Where is Photographic Publishing Heading in the UK?

29 April 2023, 15:30 - 17:00

Blackwells Bookshop, 48-51 Broad St, OX1 3BQ

£5, book at Blackwell’s Bookshop or online

Join an informal panel discussion with four leading figures from the world of photographic publishing in the UK for a broad conversation about physical and virtual photographic publication in the UK today.

Women & the Photobook: Pop-up library & rare book reading room visit

15 April: Pop-up library at The Bodleian Weston Library 12:00 – 16:00

15 April: Rare book session at The Bodleian Library, booking recommended

25 - 29 April: Pop-up library<
Old Fire Station 10:00 – 16:00

This pop-up library, inspired by the recent publication, What They saw: Historical Photobooks by Women, 1843-1999, explores the diversity of photographic books created by women. 

Pictures from the Garden:
Visit and book launch

22 April 2023

Book Launch & Signing 12.30-2.30

North Wall Arts Centre

South Parade, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7JN

We are celebrating the publishing of Pictures from the Garden with an informal panel discussion and Q&A with Dewi Lewis, Alex Schneideman and as many of the photographers as can be there. You will be able to purchase signed copies of Pictures from the Garden as well as signed and rare copies of Paddy Summerfield’s previous publications as well. 

Garden Visit 2.45: Following the book launch join us for a short walk through North Oxford to the the garden that was the scene for both Paddy Summerfield’s seminal book, Mother and Father and the new book, Pictures from the Garden - also published by Dewi Lewis. Visitors will be able to freely explore the garden. 

Our garden group will gather at North Wall and then set off at 2.45 prompt. The visit will last approximately an hour and a half.

Places are limited so please RSVP to Nicola Laird