This year's Remote Photo Festival takes place in Donegal and Derry from 11th-13th May. Founder and organizer Paul McGuckin describes the event as a "unique festival dedicated to photographers creating work in a remote or rural context". 

To this end, the Remote festival invites artists, broadcasters  creatives, curators, entrepreneurs, historians, politicians and writers to come together for a series of discussions and events to explore issues affecting the borderlands: past, present and future, framed by a series of photographic exhibitions. 

This year's theme is Reframing the Border, and is guest curated by Gallery of Photography.

The border in Ireland is one of the most important issues affecting the island of Ireland. As we approach an uncertain Brexit and the centenary of partition the prospect of moving from a diffused border to a hard border raises concerns. The prospect of reinstating of physical barriers only recently viewed as ‘gone forever’ raises concerns about the impact of the border on local communities; the people of this island and its wider impact of the EU.  

Guests over the weekend include Jamie Wellford, Senior Photo Editor for National Geographic Magazine, as well as Guardian photography writer Sean O’Hagan, Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation and acclaimed artists Sean Hillen and Dragana Jurisic.

Find out more about the Remote Photo Festival programme here.