We are open and exhibiting Part Two of CLAIRE CARTER's landscape photography. the Space The Space, - The space, 4 castle street, ludlow, sy8 1at

Current exhibition


landscape photography by CLAIRE CARTER

 25 November 2017 - 2 February 2018, Wed-Sat 10-5

Wyre Forest, mist, Shropshire © Claire Carter

Claire is a silent witness to the awe-inspiring, passionate beauty of areas of our world that most of us can
rarely, if ever, visit. 
Claire takes us on a journey to icy, cold, immense landscapes and to the beauty of
nature in our islands and close to home in Shropshire.

Artist talks
Claire will talk about her work at the Photo Space on
    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 6-7:30 pm, and
    Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 6-7:30 pm.
Free entry but please book places

Clare's Ring on Bent Hill from Stiperstones, Shropshire © Claire Carter

Teme Valley mist towards Abberley Clock Tower, Shropshire © Claire Carter

LUDLOW SEVEN 2018 competition

Entries closed at mid-day on 20 January. The Selection Panel meets on 21 January to choose seven photographers. The seven winners will be announced on Monday 22 January at 5pm. They will be invited to show their work, 10 February to 10 March 2018. Visitors will be asked to vote for their favourite photographer. The "People's Choice" will win the opportunity for a one-person exhibition at the Photo Space. Last year's winner, Kate Maxwell, is exhibiting in the summer of 2018.


Claire Carter talks about her work
January 10 (FULL) and January 17 (FULL).
A third talk has been scheduled for January 24, 6pm-7:30pm (FULL) 
Sorry - all talks now fully booked.

Aurora Workshop at the Photo Space
February 4, 10-1pm (FULLY BOOKED)
February 18, 10-1pm
(click for details, prices and to book)

Winter Workshop at Stokesay Court
Following trees and landscape through the seasons. The second, Winter, workshop is February 8, all day (click for details, prices and to book)

NEWS ...

Paul Hill and Maria Falconer
Exhibitions and a weekend Workshop
What a double treat!

Paul and Maria will exhibit their work at the Photo Space between late March and late June. Details will be announced shortly.

Also, they will run a workshop in Ludlow called "Fast and Furious". It starts on the evening of Friday 20 April and runs through Saturday and Sunday, 21/22 April. It is for experienced photographers and is designed to help participants develop new skills and a more inventive approach to image making. The weekend is packed with 8 mini projects devised to stimulate imagination, ingenuity and creative vision.

Click for more details, prices and to book a place.

Paul Hill spent his early years in Ludlow. He is one of the UK's most influential photographers and workshop leaders. He has published books and exhibited all over the world. A photo-journalist before concentrating on his own personal projects, he was awarded an MBE for services to photography and a Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society.

Maria Falconer is a commercial photographer who specializes in performing arts images. She holds an MA in Photographic Studies, is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and has been published in The Guardian, The Times and The Scotsman.

Together, they offer contemporary photography workshops designed to inspire and educate, and to develop creative seeing and technical abilities.

the Photo Space Charity

We announced on 23 September that we are setting up a charity to help people with mental health, physical and age-related difficulties. This came about because of many personal stories about the therapeutic benefit of photography on their lives. Photography is a lifeline for many who need something to occupy them, to focus the mind, to get out of the house, to meet others and to get pleasure from a rewarding hobby.

As we get the charity up-and-running, more information will appear in our newsletter. If you are interested in taking part please contact us. Thank you.

Prize Winners

MARTIN PARR entertained a packed house at Ludlow Assembly Rooms on Saturday 23 September 2017. He talked about his work and career, he was interviewed on stage by Jim Hawkins of BBC Radio Shropshire, and he awarded prizes to ten winners he had chosen from over 300 entries to our 'Social Documentary' Photography Competition.

Colin Howard won the first prize, a £1,000 Fujifilm X-T20 camera system sponsored by LCE, Hereford, and Fujifilm.

All ten winning images and other photos of the event can be seen here.

Other Workshops

With our partner, cARTerART, we offer a range of workshops and tuition:

Camera Workshop - get more out of your camera from 1:1 or small group tuition.

Bird of Prey Workshop - a day with one of the UK's foremost falconers, South Shropshire.

Botanical Workshop - a day at a garden centre in South Shropshire for indoor and outside photography of plants and flowers, including macro techniques.

Landscape Travel Workshops - to places such as Iceland, Norway, Wales, Scotland, in small groups.

Aurora Workshop - before setting off to photograph the aurora; this 3-hour workshop helps you plan and work through camera settings.

Please click to tell us which interest you.

We will contact you to discuss your interest in detail.