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Retina Scottish International Photography Festival 2017

Retina Scottish International Photography Festival returns to Edinburgh for its fourth year, celebrating the best of photography from round the world. This year's edition will showcase photographers from across the globe, as well as some of the best developing talent Scotland has to offer. 

 Jason Bell Wwwjasonbellphotocom Retina 2016

[Image Credit: Jason Bell]

What's On at Retina 2017

Much of the programme is yet to be announced, but already confirmed for the line-up are exhibitions by Hellen van Meene, Byrn Griffiths, Association of Photographers (AOP) and The Royal Photographic Society. Exhibitions will take place in venues across Edinburgh, including Summerhall, Out of the Blue Drill Hall and Ocean Terminal/ 

Find the confirmed line-up for 2017 so far on the Retina website here.

Retina Photomarathon

The Retina Photomarathon returns! Budding and local photographers will have the chance to get a spotlight on their work with Retina's unique Photomarathon on 2nd July where over the course of 6 hours, participants will be challenged to take 12 pictures around the city on 12 given topics. The topics won't be unveiled until the day and they only have until 6pm that evening to complete their task. 

After the Photomarathon day, all the images will be printed and collated, before a panel of Retina photographers will judge the winners of each topic. All the photos then go on show in a free public exhibition at The Image Collective at Ocean Terminal from 14th - 31st July.

Full details on the Photomarathon and how to sign up are on the Facebook event page here

Further details on Retina 2017 can be found on the festival website

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