High-demand for space triggered by the demise of Focus on Imaging has forced a photography trade show to make use of a hotel foyer.

The Societies’ Photographic Convention is set to take place from 15-20 January at the Hilton London Metropole. The trade show element runs from 17-19 January.

‘Due to high demand for trade exhibition space, we have now extended the trade show area to include the fourth floor foyer,’ reveals a blog post on the Societies’ website.

Focus on Imaging ran for 24 years and took place in Birmingham. It was axed in May.

Entry to the Societies’ trade show is free for visitors who pre-register by 31 December. Afterwards, a ticket will cost £6.

The event also offers 150 hours of separate masterclasses, plus photo shoots and seminars, say organisers.

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