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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Bray House Maidenhead - Performance

It is the last day of our Performance Themed exhibition in Bray House Maidenhead today. Open until 3pm, this is your last chance to see some inspirational images from around the World including some from when London was host to the Olympics in 2012.

We look forward to welcoming you there today!

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New Competition - Expression

Competition now open for entries!

Self-expression is a display of individuality. Many people choose to express themselves through their clothing, hairstyle, makeup, or any other means that allows them to reflect their personality in a visual manner. Others like to express themselves through art, dance, music or the words that they use.

This theme is asking you to explore the various interpretations of expression. Can you capture someone’s spirit, personality or character in a photo? How can you use expressions and emotions to add depth to your photography. Can you show how you use photography as an artistic expression?

For more information and to enter, please go to the Competition page.

This competition will be closing on 31st August 2017.

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Streetscapes Exhibition News

Streetscapes has now finished in Chelmsford and is on it’s way to Reading. It will be opening in Forbury Place on Wednesday 16th August and will close on Sunday 20th August. Opening times are 10am to 3pm.

All the images in this exhibition have been taken within towns and cities. They represent a contemporary record or urban life, but they are also testament to mankind’s ingenuity in adapting to new and challenging environments.

We hope to see you at this exhibition if you are in the area!

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Performance Exhibition News

Performance has now left Exeter and has opened in Maidenhead. It opened in Bray House, Maidenhead on Saturday 12th and will close on Wednesday 16th August. Opening times are 10am to 3pm each day.

This exhibition highlights the transitory nature of action-orientated photography. Fractions of a second separate the everyday from the exceptional.

There are more details on our exhibition page and we look forward to seeing you there!

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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!

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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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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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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.


  • Streetscapes
  • Reading - 3 Forbury Place, Reading
  • 16 August 2017 - 20 August 2017
  • Performance
  • London - South Quay Plaza, London
  • 19 August 2017 - 23 August 2017