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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200 Faces in Chelmsford

Our ‘200 Faces’ themed exhibition, is now open in Saxon House, Chelmsford. This exhibition will be open from Saturday 18th until Wednesday 22nd November and from 10am to 3pm each day.

Every portrait photograph reveals more than just the character and appearance of the sitter. When we look at a portrait we also see something of the photographer and something of ourselves. No photograph of another person is capable of revealing a whole and complete being, no matter how much we believe this to be true.

Come along and test this theory – we look forward to welcoming you to our exhibition.

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Wildlife of the World in Reading

Did you ever see an elephant in Reading? Or a puffin? No? Well, now you have the opportunity to do just that as we are bringing our Wildlife of the World exhibition to Thames Valley Park in Reading.

The exhibition will run from Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th November and will be open each day from 10am to 3pm.

Please check our exhibitions page for more details and we look forward to welcoming you there!

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Coming soon - Light in the Lens

A theme that hasn’t been out on tour recently, is coming to Leeds for a one-off exhibition in December!

If you haven’t seen this exhibition before (or if you’d like to see it again!), then please come along to Sovereign House in Leeds, from 3rd to 7th December 2017 – 10am to 3pm

Light is the foundation of every photograph ever taken. It gives shape, texture and colour to our images. It allows us to create a certain mood or atmosphere and determines how the shot will look, and the message that it will convey.

The images that feature in this exhibition all explore the effect that light can have on the outcomes of photographic pursuits. Some examine the interplay of light and shadow, others the use of highlights, contrast and saturation. Some experiment with long exposure in order to paint with light.

We hope to see you there!

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Competition - Life on the Streets

The theme for our next competition is ‘Life on the Streets’

This competition will be open for entries soon, keep checking our Competition page!

The results for our ‘Pocket Photography’ will also be posted on the Competitions page as soon as the results are in.

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Coming in 2018 - 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 soon and will go out on tour in 2018.

If you have 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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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.


  • Wildlife of the World
  • Reading - Thames Valley Park 1 & 2, Reading
  • 22 November 2017 - 26 November 2017
  • Wildlife of the World
  • Weybridge - Elder House, Weybridge
  • 29 November 2017 - 03 December 2017