The Photographic Angle (TPA) is a charitable organisation set up to promote the education of the public in the art and science of photography. We stage exhibitions that are free to enter and that travel across the UK transforming otherwise empty spaces into photographic galleries. Exhibitions comprise large scale photographs together with technical information, information about the photographic theme, boards containing inspirational quotes and boards containing hints and tips on photography. Professional, student and amateur photographers submit their work for possible inclusion in one of our travelling exhibitions, which are curated by our Head of Design. The work that we do offers the public a chance to explore this fascinating medium which can be art, a profession, or simply a pastime.

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A Splash of Colour coming to Manchester

We are bringing our widely enjoyed theme, ‘A Splash of Colour’ to St James’s House in Manchester from Sunday 24th to Thursday 28th September. Opening times will be from 10am to 3pm.

Come along and be inspired on what may be a grey, wet day, by the full spectrum of colours in various settings from around the world.

We look forward to welcoming you to our exhibition!

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Competition - Pocket Photography

Our new competition ‘Pocket Photography’ is now open for entries.

Polaroid was used to document ephemeral moments in everyday life; casual snapshots of family time, social gatherings, holidays, and any other moments that are worthy of documentation. But as Polaroid cameras used film, which was quite expensive, each image taken was carefully considered to make sure it counted.

With this competition, we are looking for your best examples of pocket photography inspired by Polaroid and Instagram. Using the square format, we would like you to use modern technology (any device is fine, doesn’t have to be a smart phone) to take carefully thought out creative shots. Instead of taking 15 shots and choosing the best, make that first shot count.

For more information and to enter up to five images of 1MB or less, please go to the Competition page.

This competition will close on 31st October 2017.

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Coming in 2017 - Patterns

We are really excited to announce that our next catalogue will be called “Patterns”. We have previously run a number of competitions that have touched on the theme of pattern and the entries that we have received have been extremely impressive. The catalogue will be printed later this year and will go out on tour in Autumn 2017.

If you any photographs that you have taken that fit the theme of pattern, but have not entered one of our past competitions, we would still like to see your work. If you would like to have your images considered for inclusion in this exciting catalogue, please get in touch with our Head of Design, Ruth, who will be able to advise you on submitting your work. Please email

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New venues

We have two new venues and will be bringing our ‘Performance’ themed exhibition to each one in the next few weeks.

If you are in the Victoria area of London, then please come along to 100 Victoria Street from 2nd to 6th September, and if you are in the Weybridge area, we’d love to see you in Elder House on St George’s Business Park from 9th to 13th September.

As always, we have more details on each of these exhibitions on our Exhibitions page!

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Our submission process has changed

We’d like to highlight a small change which has been introduced alongside TPA’s exciting new website, this being the change to our submissions process. Anyone who has submitted work to be included in one of our catalogues in the past, would have done this via a submissions page link. However, due to an overwhelming and fantastic response to our competitions, TPA have decided to curate its catalogues from the best of our competition entrants. The quality of work submitted to competitions over the years has been outstanding hence the decision to merge the two.

In short, anyone interested in having their work displayed at our venues should enter our competitions instead. The favourites will be contacted in due course throughout the year as and when a new catalogue print is scheduled. Please view our competitions page for further details.

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All Exhibitions are free to enter!

This is just a little reminder that all of our photography exhibitions are free to have a look around. We welcome group visits from schools, colleges and universities and will do whatever we can, to ensure that students gain the most from their experience. Please email or give us a call on 0800 028 7338 to discuss this further.

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Spot a Snapshot

Your feedback is really important to us, so when you visit one of our exhibitions, please take a moment to jot a comment or two down on a snapshot form. If you can’t see a snapshot form, please ask the person at the desk, they should have some!


  • A Splash of Colour
  • Machester - St James House, Manchester
  • 24 September 2017 - 28 September 2017
  • 200 Faces
  • Bracknell - Greenwood House, Bracknell
  • 27 September 2017 - 01 October 2017