This year’s theme is ‘Decolonising Environments’, which explores the complex and often conflicting relationships between human communities, places, and the natural world. Encompassing a range of styles, subjects and genres, Photo|Frome invites photographers and audiences to contribute to discussions around the social and environmental impacts of longstanding political, cultural, and economic ideas about our world. Decolonising is usually defined as a process of self-determination and unlearning of the social and cultural constructs created by an established and maintained system of dominion of one group over another. ‘Decolonising Environments’ expands this concept, to encourage a wider examination of social, environmental, and cultural issues through the subjectivity of the photographer’s individual gaze.
The festival approaches contemporary photography with a broad lens, and the artist line-up reflects that vision. We feature national and international artists, photography that explores the history of the Southwest region, and showcase the talents of local, student and amateur photographers.
Intersectional Matter: Waste Intersectional Matter - Waste is a group exhibition curated by Jacqueline Ennis Cole, showing at the Gallery at The Station from 23 June 2023. Jacqueline is an artist-activist engaging with wider perspectives on diaspora, intergenerational sites, and climate justice through a practice-led Ph.D. at the Slade School of Art in London, UK, as a recipient of a UCL-ROS Scholarship, 2023. This public presentation is the second iteration of her intersectional climate justice-related curatorial programme.
Gallery at The Station
23 June - 8 July 2023
MUFA 6: King of the Waves (2022)