Photography is an art of observation.
It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them...
When we hosted our very first Farm Week four years ago, our idea was very simple. To offer an alternative shot of inspiration at the beginning of the year to photographers. We have always focused on providing an intense educational experience in an informal, friendly creative space. And year on year the event has grown in both what we offer and who attends. It's hard work but oh my it never fails to blow my mind. So what went down at Farm Week 16?
This was our biggest ever year with between 4-8 classes going on at any one point around the Farm and many of them at capacity. I feel that we offer something for everyone right from those who are very new to photography right up to the very experienced photographer. Indeed Martin Parr's class was half full with mentors and very established photographers.
It was wonderful to see many familiar faces and meet lots of new people and we have had fantastic feedback. It really does make me feel very lucky that such incredible photographers come down to our little farm to share, inspire and grow with us. We know that you now have a ton of choice when it comes to conferences, gatherings, workshops etc. So huge thanks to all who made it to one or more Farm Week classes, to those who travelled from all over Europe, The US and Russia to be with us; to each and every mentor for opening their hearts to us all and to the incredible companies that sponsor Farm Week, Folio, Loxley Colour, SmartAlbums, Wooden Banana, ShootProof, Bob Books, The Design Space and Awesome Merchandise. Special thanks also to Alexa Clarke-Kent and Eliza Claire for all the help and to the amazing Camera Hannah for these images and the brilliant film which expresses how the week was much better than I can say in writing.