Rankin and Brooke Shaden to speak at The Photography Show 2021 in September

The Photography Show 2021
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The Photography Show and The Video Show 2021 will officially reopen its doors  from 18 to 21 September 2021, welcoming back visitors to the NEC in Birmingham. There's a full roster of exciting guest speakers, masterclasses and brands ready and raring to go, with the exhibition floor currently 90% full with just over four months to go. 

Rankin and fine art photographer Brooke Shaden are already confirmed to speak on the Super Stage, as part of the popular education programme. Plus, The Photography Show will also feature the new Shutter Street stages, the Photo Live and Video Live stages and the Editing & Post-Production, Behind the Lens and The Studio theatres. 

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If you're looking for a shiny new bit of kit, you'll be excited to explore the stands of the hundreds of brands that are currently signed up for the show, including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus, Epson, CEWE, Pixapro, nPhoto, Vanguard, LEE Filters, and Loupedeck, plus retailers Wex Photo Video, London Camera Exchange and CameraWorld. 

Ruth Folkard, event director says, “We're very positive that The Photography Show & The Video Show is on for a cracking year. Photographers and filmmakers have been unable to get hands-on with kit or get that all-important face-to-face time with the brands they want to purchase from for months; it's a top priority, now more than ever - and our visitors are telling us how much they’re looking forward to the show daily.”

Exhibitors are also delighted to be back at the NEC after the extended break:

"We're really excited to be planning Canon's presence at the The Photography Show in September, and can't wait to see customers face-to-face at the NEC", Tracey Fielden, Canon’s marketing director UK & Ireland (Consumer Imaging Group).

“The show is the major fundraising platform for The Disabled Photographers' Society, which hosts a now well-established stand selling donated photographic equipment. We're delighted to be back at the 2021 Show in September as the official charity partner”, Meg Jordan, PR, The Disabled Photographers’ Society.

Ruth adds, “Though we’re hopeful that restrictions will fall away fully on 21 June, we’re mindful that some elements may still be in place for a while and either way, visitors and exhibitors alike will want to feel confident and safe at the event. We've planned for a number of measures such as staggered entry and enhanced sanitisation, alongside wider aisles and improved crowd control to keep traffic flowing, as a minimum. We are following guidance carefully and are ready to implement further adjustments as required.”

Momentum is building for the return of large-scale events, with recent surveys conducted across the events industry indicating that up to 88% of UK event goers are itching to get back to their beloved shows. 

The Photography Show & The Video Show will run between 18 and 21 September (Saturday to Tuesday) in halls 2 and 3 at the NEC Birmingham. 2020 ticket holders will automatically have tickets transferred to these dates and will receive communications from the event team over the coming weeks.

Information and updates will be added regularly at photographyshow.com - where you can also register so that you can be alerted as soon as tickets go on sale. 

For exhibition opportunities, contact Richard Macey on +44 (0)20 7042 4284 or enquire about exhibiting here.

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.