for cultural heritage imaging professionals

Association for Historical and Fine Art Photography

2019 Conference

The Royal College of Physicians

The Association for Historical and Fine Art Photography will be holding its 2019 Conference on Monday 11th November at The Royal College of Physicians in London. There is also an opportunity to join our day two activities on the 12th November.


AHFAP Members - Early bird -£45
Non-members - Early bird - £110

To buy tickets click here or on our ticket link below.

Also see below for this year's call for papers and details of this year's keynote speaker.

Call for Papers

This year’s call for papers welcomes presentations on projects, stories, technical studies, experiments and cross-sector subjects within our discipline. 

It is planned that the timetable shall accommodate papers of 15-, 30- and 45-minute durations.

Please submit your proposals to by 31 August 2019. Submissions should include the following:

  • An abstract of between 150 and 300 words on your proposed paper
  • A brief (one or two sentence) summary of what delegates will learn from your presentation
  • Have you given this paper or talked      about this project at a previous conference? If so, at which  conference and when?
  • How long you wish to speak for and any special requirements for presentation you may have over and above PowerPoint, lectern microphone and a widescreen projector.

Call for visual content


At this year’s conference we want to highlight the variety of practices of our members in a digital showcase, which will be displayed on a loop throughout the conference. We encourage submissions of still photography, video and 3D digital content, as we celebrate our members’ experience and experimentation in the cultural heritage sector.

Submission guidelines:

Still photography - Please submit by 31 August your images via email to with a file size that does not exceed 500k and should take the form of either a single image or a series of up to five images on a single theme. 

Day one

Keynote speaker - David Ward

As well as numerous articles, David has written two critically acclaimed books on his craft; Landscape Within (2004) & Landscape Beyond (2008). In these, through a series of essays, he explores the medium’s history and looks at deeper philosophical questions about art and photography. He is fascinated by the gap between vision and photography and seeks to explore this through his work.  To see more of David's work visit his website

More information about Day One will follow soon.....


Day Two

Information to follow soon......

These events are only open to delegates with a Day One ticket. Anyone registering without a valid Day One ticket will have their ticket revoked.

This is an opportunity to visit studios and attend workshops hosted by AHFAP members. Details to follow soon.