Sunday 3 February 2019


Don McCullin CBE is the first photographer to be given a major exhibition at Tate Britain.

This exhibition includes many of his iconic war photographs – including images from Vietnam, Northern Ireland and more recently Syria, often captured at great personal risk. But it also focuses on the work he did at home in the UK, recording scenes of poverty and working class life in London’s East End and the industrial north, as well as meditative landscapes of his beloved Somerset, where he lives.

Sir Don was born in 1935 and grew up in a deprived area of north London. He got his first break when a newspaper published his photograph of friends who were in a local gang. From the 1960s he forged a career as probably the UK’s foremost war photographer, primarily working for the Sunday Times Magazine. His unforgettable and sometimes harrowing images are accompanied in the show with his brutally honest commentaries.

With over 250 photographs, all printed by McCullin himself, this exhibition will be a unique opportunity to appreciate the scope and achievements of his entire career. Opens 5 February to 6 May 2019


BBC Four are showing Don McCullin: Looking For England a travelogue that follows McCullin documenting his country from inner cities to seaside towns, on a journey in search of his own nation.

60 years after starting out as a photographer, McCullin returns to his old haunts in the East End of London, Bradford, Consett, Eastbourne and Scarborough. Along the way he encounters an array of English characters at the Glyndebourne Festival and Goodwood Revival and photographs a hunt and a group of saboteurs aiming to disrupt them. McCullin’s journey is punctuated by scenes in his darkroom, a place he is allowing cameras into for the first time.

BBC Four 9pm, Monday 4 February 2019, (and then available on iPlayer)

Note: There are exciting photography exhibitions opening every week - our UK PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS list is updated several times a week.

PHOTOBOOKS  - we have created a page dedicated to best of the   recently published photobooks   and those about to be published.

PHOTOBOOKS - we have created a page dedicated to best of the recently published photobooks and those about to be published.

30 October 2018:

Harrogate Photographic Society’s annual exhibition titled YORKSHIRE is at St Peter’s Church, Harrogate from Friday 9 to Sunday 18 November 2018. Centre stage will be a display of specially enlarged award winning prints, and the exhibition will show some stunning photographs of people, places and all things Yorkshire. Members will be on hand to answer questions about the photographs on display and about the society in general.


1 October 2018:

Peter Dench has recruited an incredible lineup of internationally recognised photographers to exhibit and talk at PHOTO NORTH FESTIVAL - Friday 9 to Sunday 11 November 2018.

Brian Griffin, Paula Bronstein, Harry Borden, Anastasia Taylor-Lind, Laura Pannack, Marcus Bleasdale, Jane Hilton, Tom Oldham, Jenny Matthews, Stuart Freedman, Reuters international news agency….the list goes on!

Homer Sykes, John Bulmer and Peter Dench have in recent years presented to HPS. Peter will be showing his more recent work. There are still more names signing up and further announcements will be made each week.

London's Imperial War Museum & Bradford’s Impressions Gallery have created an exhibition to commemorate The Centenary of World War One. An engaging exhibition of photography, from the brave men and women who served on the front line, in The Great War including 'SHADOWS of WAR' a short film by Tom Stoddart.

The weekend is a mixture of photography exhibitions at the Harrogate Convention Centre, workshops, portfolio reviews, book signings etc. You can buy a 3 Day Weekend Pass or a Day Pass if you only want to visit once. Each day will feature different talks and workshops.

It would be incredible to have photographers of this calibre visit Harrogate each year, so please support the festival and book your tickets now!

See Photo North Festival’s website for full details and tickets:

See website for full details and bookings:

See website for full details and bookings:

24 September 2018:

Bradford's Impressions Gallery are holding their 4th PHOTOBOOK FAIR on Saturday 20 October 2018. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to browse and buy a great range of self-published photobooks and zines, including newly published work and rare publications.

Confirmed sellers include Dewi Lewis Publishing, Bluecoat Press, Pavement Studio, Tide Press, Trace Editions and Ceremony Press. We'll also be showcasing a hand-picked selection of the latest self-published photobooks from across the globe.

11.15am to 12.30pm: Join artist Jean McEwan from grassroots arts project Wur Bradford to help you create your very own photo zine. Bring your photos and creativity to this crafty workshop. You can also use images supplied on the day. 
Booking required. Places are limited, first come first served.

12.45pm to 1pm: Enjoy a lunchtime talk with well respected publisher Dewi Lewis of Dewi Lewis Publishing who will let you into some secrets of the trade. No booking required.

1.45pm to 2.30pm: Launch of Operation Jurassic a photobook by British-Mexican brother and sister Roxana and Pablo Allison, published by Pavement Studio. Roxana will share her experience of creative collaboration in conversation with Pippa Oldfield.
 Booking advised.

3pm to 3.45pm: Talk and Book Launch with Yan Wang Preston.
 Hear Yan Preston speak about her epic and intrepid work Mother River charting the Yangtza River over 6,000km from source to delta. Booking advised.

21 July 2018:

Our new 2018 - 2019 Season has been published. The season starts on Monday 10 September 2018 with a preview of the forthcoming Programme of Talks and a presentation of images on the theme of Yorkshire’.

New members are always welcome! [ see Joining HPS


24th June 2018

The Harrogate Advertiser is running a monthly feature about the Society and will be featuring member's images.

One of the August issues will feature member's mobile phone photographs. The images have to be taken on a mobile however, they can be processed using your mobile phone or on a computer.

All members should have received an email from Simon Gregory with details of how to submit images for consideration. Please send them to Simon no later than Sunday 14th July 2018.

Tuesday 24 April 2018:

Theft of Nikon equipment from Bass & Bligh

In the early hours of this morning, Burglars cut through the security shutter to steal a large quantity of Nikon camera bodies and Lenses from our good friends at Bass & Bligh. For a small independent retailer this type of theft is quite devastating. 

Here is a list of the stolen Nikon equipment and the serial numbers:


If you are approached by anyone offering new Nikon equipment for sale, please contact Harrogate Police.