The show must go on: Photography event given new dates
By Alexander Hodgkins-Jones
The mid-March Photography Show was one of many events cancelled in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, but savvy snappers can now rejoice as new September dates have been announced.
Organisers have informed attendees via email that the annual Photography Show will now take place from 19-22 September 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre, in Birmingham.
Originally scheduled for March 14-17 at the NEC, the decision to postpone the exhibition was made before any specific government advice around mass gatherings, after concerns were raised by staff.
More than 30,000 visitors were expected over the four-day event, meaning a significant risk to the health and safety of those attending and people manning the hundreds of stalls.
Jonny Sullens, Head of Events for The Photography Show, told Digital Camera World: “Our aim is to make sure the UK photography community does not lose another event this year. It is important we give visitors a chance to get hands-on with the latest equipment.”
Passionate amateur photographer Hannah Fellowes, who had weekend tickets, welcomed the announcement.
“I was so excited to go, but with so many stalls and photographers from all over the country crammed into one room, I understood why it was cancelled at the time.
“I’m pleased the cancellation is now just a postponement.”
All tickets for the original event are transferrable to the new dates.
The knock-on effect of the date change may mean some scheduled talks and educational sessions will be altered.
The Photography Show in September will be the seventh edition of the event, where enthusiasts and pros alike can come together to see the latest gear and hone their shooting skills.