We are delighted to be returning with the National Photography Symposium (NPS), this year held in partnership with the University of Salford at their base in MediaCityUK. The Symposium will be held over three dynamic and engaging days, Thursday 1 - Saturday 3 November.

Innovative and forward-looking, the programme of events will be richly curated, with over 20 influential people speaking. Entitled The Future of Work in Photography, the symposium will be a chance for people working with or in photography to discuss current issues, trends, ideas, movements and campaigns to improve the industry.

NPS 2018 will be based around three strands:

  1. Cultural and social shifts: what new roles have developed in photography, and which skills remain relevant? Exploring where amateur and professional artists overlap, how to finance creativity, and the photography of the future.
  2. The impact of technology within the industry: how is photography and creative work being consumed and shared, through which platforms? What new possibilities does technology present, how will AI and algorithms have an impact, and how are the large tech organisations influencing?
  3. Political and legal: exploring ownership, IP, copyright, the use of metadata, the place of blockchain, and whether current laws are workable. Discussing how global social changes such as climate, war or migration affects work.

Speakers for this next installment of NPS will begin to be announced from September 2018 onwards. The full line up with times will be available to download from www.uknps.org.uk on the 22nd October 2018.


This event starts at 6pm on Thursday 1 November, and finishes at 4pm on Saturday 3 November.

Thursday 1 November 6 - 8pm (Doors open at 5.30pm)
Friday 2 November 11am - 5pm (Doors open at 10am)
Saturday 3 November 11am - 4pm (Doors open at 10am)

This event will take place in the Digital Performance Lab in the University of Salford's MediaCity Campus.
Orange Tower, Salford Quays, Salford M50 2HE
This venue is fully accessible, but for more information visit their website.



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