Our Vision and Values

Dan Wheeler running one of our editing and sequencing workshops.

The Nottingham Centre for Photography and Social Engagement is a social enterprise working across the Midlands. 

We believe that photography is an essential visual art to engage individuals and can play a critical role in shaping civic and contemporary attitudes, initiate collaborative conversations and change prevailing thoughts about our local environment and marginalised communities. 

We provide accessible facilities and support for photographers, and also a platform for individuals and communities to develop creative photographic work and engage with one another.

Photographer Chris Middleton talking through a series of work at Nottingham Photo Social

We do this by;

One of our photo walks during our festival.

Our Core Values

Inclusion and Diversity


We are an artistic community committed to providing a safe and supportive environment. We aim to ensure our services have a culture of respect and reflect the diversity of our local community. We will also promote social mobility, internationalism, and inclusion wherever possible.

Excellence, Creativity and Passion

We aim to inspire, challenge and support photographers and local people who are passionate about using their creative skills to develop their artistic practice and/or to impact society.

Connections and Collaboration

We aim to connect with the local community, expanding artistic possibilities, outcomes and improve people’s lives through creative collaboration