A new photography show is set to replace Focus on Imaging at the Birmingham NEC next March.

Called ‘The Photography Show’, the event will take place from 1-4 March 2014.

It will be aimed at amateurs, professionals and retailers.

The show is being organised by Future Publishing which has sent letters to would-be exhibitors on what it bills as a ‘mainstream photography event’.

It will be backed by the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) and the Photo Marketing Association trade body, according to the letter.

Focus, the largest annual photography trade show in Europe, was axed last month.

It pulled in more than half a million visitors over its 24-year history.

A spokesman for the RPS could not be reached for comment at the time of writing.