Photo Chat — Impressions Gallery

This event is now sold out. If you would like to join our waiting list please email and we will notify you if a space becomes available.

Get feedback on your work from leading photography practitioners at our Photo Chat.

This event will offer advice and inspiration for serious photographers at all levels who want to further develop their practice.

During two 30-minute reviews you will have the opportunity to discuss your photographic projects one-to-one with an established photographer or experienced curator, and receive constructive feedback in a supportive environment.

Our Photo Chat reviewers are photographers Joanne Coates, Amara Eno, Ciara Leeming, Maryam Wahid, and Raquel Villar-Pérez, Curator at Impressions Gallery. You can read more about each of them below.

We recommend bringing along one body of work and thinking in advance about any aspects that you’d like advice on. For more information about what to expect at the event and how to prepare for your sessions, download our helpful guide below.

Limited to 10 places (two reviews per person).

Booking essential via Art Tickets or call the gallery on 01274 737843. 

Tickets are ‘pay what you can afford,’ recommended donation: £5 / £10 / £15.

Once your booking has been made we will contact you to ask which reviewers you would prefer to meet. Places with each reviewer will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

This event is taking place as part of our Photo Weekender, a two-day event creating a welcoming, social space for ideas, knowledge and skills exchange.


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    Joanne Coates


    Joanne Coates is an award-winning working-class documentary storyteller who uses the medium of photography. Based in the north of England, she is interested in rurality, working life and class inequality.

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    Amara Eno


    Amara Eno is a photographer from London. Her work aims to initiate dialogue between audiences and to empower those who often feel marginalised by mainstream narratives.

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    Ciara Leeming


    Ciara Leeming is a photographer and journalist based in Manchester. She often collaborates with groups that are poorly served by mainstream media, including Roma migrants to the UK and indigenous Gypsy and Traveller families.

  • Photo Chat — Impressions Gallery

    Maryam Wahid


    Maryam Wahid is an award-winning artist who uses photography to convey her identity as a British Pakistani woman. Her photographs explore womanhood, memory, migration and the notion of home and belonging.

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    Raquel Villar-Pérez


    Raquel Villar-Pérez is a Curator at Impressions Gallery, and is responsible for the delivery of exhibitions, commissions and other curatorial projects.

Photo Weekender 2023

The first edition of what will be an annual event programmed by Impressions Gallery to explore, discuss, and celebrate contemporary photographic practice and how it reflects upon and informs the world we live in.

Spread over two days, the Photo Weekender will create a welcoming, social space for ideas, knowledge and skills exchange.

Come along to hear discussion by acclaimed photographers at a seminar, take part in professional development activities and networking opportunities, visit our exhibition and enjoy special promotions in our bookshop.

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Photo Chat — Impressions Gallery