2020 Photographic Exhibition at the Oxmarket Gallery


Arena Photographers was founded in 1986 by well-known photojournalist Joan Wakelin. Its aims are to promote the highest standards of photography, to encourage printmaking, and to share and discuss new work. Within its current membership of 20 photographers can be found a broad spectrum of photographic styles and interests.  It is a commitment and passion towards personal projects that unites this group of prominent photographers from all over the south of England. 

Exhibiting has always been at the forefront of the activities of the group and the work of nine of its members is on display in this exhibition.  Previous exhibitions have been held at the South Bank, The Barbican, Menier’s Gallery, Whiteley’s Gallery, The National Museum of Photography in Bradford, and galleries in Battle, Bristol, Colchester, Guildford, Poole, Reading and Salisbury.

Several members have published best selling photographic books while others organise and lead workshops and lecture on the art of photography.

In addition, the group organises perhaps the finest weekend seminar of photography in the country.  Photographer’s travel from far afield to attend this event, held in March each year in Bournemouth, and the list of visiting speakers reads like a Who’s Who of British photography.  For more information please visit our website:


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