PhotoEast 2018

Photo credits: Mark Power, Alejandra Carles-Tolra, Matt Eich and Guilietta Verdon-Roe

Welcome to the second PhotoEast photography festival.

This year more than 30 photographers are showcasing their work on and around the Ipswich Waterfront. In shipping containers, on outdoor billboards and in more conventional gallery and public spaces, an inspiring programme of free exhibitions, talks and other events echoes the festival's theme of Belonging.

The feeling that we belong is one of the better things in life. Belonging brings stability safety, strength and purpose. It can insure us against calamity. It lifts us up.

But is it enough to belong? Is belonging essential to life? And if so, what does it mean to have our sense of belonging threatened?

The photographers brought together for this year's festival each ask their questions as to what it means to belong.

Follow the trail of exhibitions, all of which are free:

  1. Whistler Gallery, DanceEast
  2. Quay Place
  3. Community Cafe and Waterfront Hoardings
  4. Winerack Hoarding
  5. Old Custom House
  6. Waterfront Building, University of Suffolk
  7. Cult Cafe

Find out more at


Ipswich Waterfront, Neptune Quay, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1QJ



24/05/2018 - 24/06/2018