International Photography Festival 2018 / Gŵyl Ffotograffiaeth Ryngwladol 2018







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EYE 2018 Programme

Friday 5 - Sunday 7th October 2018

As with previous Festivals, 2018 has a busy schedule of speakers, exhibitions, workshops and activities over the weekend of 5-7 October 2018. With everything in a single venue - including cafe/restaurant and bar - in the fantastic Aberystwyth Arts Centre, you can pack in as much as you like over a great weekend in beautiful West Wales.





See below for Workshop info

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Friday 5th October

7.00 - 7.15pm  Festival Welcome

7.15 – 8.15pm  Neil Bennett
National Photography Manager, News Corp Australia

8.15pm - 8.30pm  Q&A


Photography exhibitions in our Aberystwyth Arts Centre venue will be open to the public and an opportunity for delegates to get a preview of work before our busy 2 days of speakers and workshops.

Saturday 6th October

10.15am – 11.15am  Niall McDiarmid
Documentary photography

11.15am - 11.30am  Q&A

11.45am – 12.45pm  Kasia Wozniak
Wet Plate Portraiture

12.45pm - 1.00pm  Q&A

1.00pm – 4pm  LUNCH
Free time for work reviews, workshops (see below), exhibitions & fresh sea air

4.00pm – 5.00pm  Kate Holt

5.00 - 5.15pm  Q&A

Sunday 7th October

10.15am – 11.15am  Danilo Balducci

11.15am - 11.30am  Q&A

11.45am – 12.45pm  Helen Marshall
Documentary Art photography

12.45pm - 1.00pm  Q&A

1pm – 2.15pm  LUNCH

2.15pm – 3.15pm  José Sarmento Matos
Documentary photography

3.15 – 3.30pm  Q&A

3.30 – 4.15pm  Forum with available speakers

4.15pm – 4.30pm Festival closing remarks

4.30pm  Finish

WORKSHOPS - Saturday 6th October

Our popular workshops are free for Festival ticket holders to attend but as places are limited, you are required to book a place on a preferred workshop in advance of the event by contacting Aberystwyth Arts Centre Booking Office: 

Telephone: 01970 623232  (Mon - Sat 10am - 8pm, Sun 1.30 - 5.30pm)

Or email them:



Always popular at The EYE Festival, the Cyanotype workshop will return again in 2018.

Under the guidance of Andy Pearsall you can try this early technique in the grounds of Aberystwyth University and produce your own stunning and unique cyanotype prints, using the same process discovered by John Herschel in 1842.


The National Library of Wales

Book an appointment for a visit to The National Library just next door to the University. Put on the white gloves and hold some of the incredible photographic collection from the Library vaults. A list of prints will be available soon. It’s a chance to see and hold original Edward S. Curtis American Indian prints or a Philip Jones Griffiths print from Vietnam. 

An opportunity not to be missed so book soon to ensure your place. 


Folio Reviews

Be brave and show your work to some of the worlds best picture editors and photographers. Get helpful criticism and advice from the people that know. They will share their knowledge on the industry and how to improve your work.

Its free - so book a spot and bring your portfolio and learn from our regular expert, Independent’s Sophie Batterbury; and this year's visitor from Australia, Neil Bennett

Other speakers will be available on the day.

By prior appointment only.