The Unofficial Archive

The Unofficial Archive: Printed materials from Vietnam. Matca + IC Visual Lab presents this exhibition at BOP Festival 2023 Within Vietnam, there is no place mapping a comprehensive evolution of Vietnamese photography. Due to historical conflicts and current negligence, different materials are scattered across multiple sites – from state archives to private collections – many […]

MPF Exhibition / Abandoned

MPF brings together the work of two photographers – Jill Quigley and Adrian Tyler – for a new exhibition exploring abandoned homes from Scotland and Ireland, as well as the household objects that lie scattered within them. Adrian Tyler’s Dust to Dust, presents photographs depicting the interiors of deserted buildings alongside images of worn and […]

The Caravan Gallery

The Caravan Gallery is travelling to Bristol for BOP 23, where their doors will be open throughout the festival weekend! Venture inside the little yellow caravan to explore photos and memorabilia from many of the photography projects they have undertaken since starting out in 2000. ‘We’ll have a sort of mini retrospective celebrating everyday creativity […]

The Sustainable Photobook

The Sustainable Photobook Publishing (SPP) Network install a pop-up reading room at the Paintworks Event Space for BOP 23, raising issues around environmentally conscious approaches to photobook publishing. The photobook industry has grown exponentially over the years, there are now photobook fairs and awards on every continent, as well as a broad range of publishers, […]

Curators tour of SPPN

Curators tour of Sustainable Photobook Publishing Network Reading Room with Tamsin Green Join curator Tamsin Green for an informal tour and conversation on environmentally conscious approaches to photography and photobook publishing in printed form.  Tamsin created the SPP network in 2021, a group of photographers, publishers, academics and writers each with a different starting point […]

BOP 23 Book Signings

BOP is accompanied by a programme of photobook signings across the festival weekend.  Check back here for the full listing, which will be confirmed shortly.

BOP 23 Photo Pub Quiz

Have you ever felt left out in a pub quiz because you don’t know anything about life? But deep down, you know it is okay because you’re an expert when it comes to the important things, like photography? Well, look no further as the annual BOP photo pub quiz returns for the 2023 edition of […]

Seaside Special / film screening

MPF and RPS bring the hugely successful German documentary film SEASIDE SPECIAL to the UK for BOP 23, with a film screening in The RPS auditorium followed by a conversation with director Jens Meurer and Martin Parr.  Shot entirely on 16mm film and set in the English coastal town of Cromer, SEASIDE SPECIAL is a […]

Abandoned / MPF Exhibition Party

Join photographers Jill Quigley and Adrian Tyler for an evening of photography and live music to mark the opening of the next MPF show and launch the BOP 23 festival weekend. Martin Parr Foundation brings together the work of two photographers – Jill Quigley and Adrian Tyler – for Abandoned, a new exhibition exploring abandoned […]