FRAME CREATIVES was formed in 2010 and are a group of approximately 400 individuals , whose aim is to encourage, support and stimulate the growth of Birmingham's Photographic and Image making community. Also , to bring together the many individuals and groups of practioners so that they can have a forum for their concerns , a network of support and a vehicle to help promote their work. Anyone can join from professional, artists, students, retailers, to tutors and mentors etc. All we ask is that you are active in your creative filed of practise and that they aspire to produce the highest standards of work.


In 2013, we held our first event Frame13 which was an open call exhibition to promote the best of photography in the West Midlands that year. The exhibition was judged by Pete James (Grain), Dr Vanley Burke and Lorentz Gullachsen and supported by Calumet Photographic Last year, based on the success of the 2013 event, two events were held - Frame14 and Frame Autumn Exhibition. Frame14 was a weekend event comprising of a conference (speakers included Gwen Thomas, Simon Leach, Laurie Haynes, Brett Killington, and Matt Cannon), a trade show and a major open call exhibition of West Midlands photographic talent.

110 photographers submitted work which was judged by Simon Leach (AOP), President of the RPS, Kerrie McLennan-Mckenzie (City & Guilds) and Roy Fitchett (Sigma). 50 pieces were exhibited and several new young talents were discovered as a result. The event was sponsored by Calumet, AG Photographic, AJ's Photographic, Royal Photographic Society, Krukbooks, Epson, Towergate Camerasure, Essential Photo, Palm Labs, The Imagefile and supported by Sigma, AOP and seeyourselfonline.

For more information about forthcoming events - click here

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