PhotoHastings showcases wealth of snappers’ talent

One of the Underground scenes taken by Bob Mazzer

One of the Underground scenes taken by Bob Mazzer

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A new season celebrating the talent of the town’s photographers launches this month.

PhotoHastings will feature a diverse series of exhibitions exploring the rich environment and atmosphere of East Sussex as well as reaching out to wider fields of Africa, Brazil, Mexico, Malta, the Hebrides and London.

More than 30 exhibitions are to be set up around Hastings and St Leonards, as well as in Brighton and London, as part of PhotoHastings, which runs from tomorrow (Saturday) to December 11.

Grace Lau, photographer, writer and lecturer, said: “PhotoHastings is unique in that it has evolved out of the wealth of talent and passion for photography here.”

Lauris Morgan-Griffiths, for PhotoHastings, said: “Due to the density of photographers in Hastings Photo hub group, which delivers the PhotoHastings season, and was formed in 2009 to encourage and support professional, amateur and student photograhers, the quality and variety of work has improved exponentially and has given rise to PhotoHastings 2014 – with the intention of it growing into an annual event.”

The official launch is on October 13 on The Stade from 7pm to 9pm.

Highlights throughout PhotoHastings include Edge, a collection of five artists at Hastings train station from today (Friday) to November 9, as well as

Photographer Bob Mazzer’s exhibition,

New work from Mexico and Malta sees William Lakin and David Jackson who have both traced familial relationships.

David documented his father after his mother’s death and William went to Mexico, looking at the relationship between his English and Mexican grandparents. Their work is on show at Rothermere House, 49-51 Cambridge Road, from October 10 to 13 and from October 17-29.

The Electric Palace Cinema will be showing various films, such as Brixton to Hastings, shorts from Brixton’s PhotoFusion, which is being screened on October 22.

Visit www.photohastings.org.