The Photography News annual festival of photography, in association with Fujifilm, rides again – and here’s why you should come along...

Photo 24 stemmed from an idea for a few like-minded souls to spend 24 hours shooting together in one of the world’s most photogenic cities. Six years later, Photo 24, in association with Fujifilm, is a massive festival of picture-taking happening on one of the longest days of the year.

In 2018, our dates are 29 and 30 June with a 3pm kick-off. The aim, as in previous years, is for photographers to share the experience with fellow togs and indulge a passion for taking pictures. And just to be clear, while many people will do the whole 24 hours, this is not obligatory, so if you only have a few hours to spare, or perhaps want to do a few hours on each day and take your eight hours’ beauty sleep in between, that is perfectly fine. 

But perhaps we’re getting ahead of ourselves here. Photo 24’s popularity means we are unable to accommodate everyone, so we will be holding a ballot. The ballot will open on 12 March, via our website and will close for applications on 12 April.

BALLOT NOW OPEN - SIGN UP HERE

The ballot takes place soon afterwards and successful applicants will be offered a place on Photo 24, the week commencing 23 April. If you are successful, you will have until 8 May to confirm you will be taking your place, otherwise we will pass the invitation on.

We know many people would like to attend Photo 24 with friends and fellow club members and we will try to accommodate groups; details will need to be supplied at the time of registration. 

We are in the process of planning this year’s event and more details will be announced very soon. But we do know that Fujifilm is once again offering camera loans (for the whole 24 hours if required), there will be a Fujifilm GFX medium-format fine art studio, and there will also be a selection of photo walks. 

If all that has got you fired up, put 12 March in your diary and ‘non-stop photo-fest’ on 29 and 30 June for the event itself. 


Key dates:

  • Registration opens 12 March 
  • Closing date for applications 12 April 
  • Successful applicants notified week commencing 23 April
  • Deadline to accept your place 8 May

Look out for more Photo 24 news in issue 53 of Photography News, available from 12 March. You can also follow our dedicated Photo 24 Twitter account here. 

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