Monday, November 30, 2015
A hand-picked selection of 80 of the world’s top galleries will participate in Photo London 2016, exhibiting photography for sale from all periods and genres in the spectacular setting of Somerset House, Photo London’s central campus (pictured), over a period of four days from 19 – 22 May 2016. The list of exhibitors announced today includes galleries from Berlin, Cologne, Helsinki, Lisbon, Zurich, Tehran, Minneapolis, New York, Palm Beach, Santa Monica, Singapore, Tokyo, alongside the pick of London’s top photography galleries, with an extended ‘Discovery’ section for new and emerging galleries. Click through / read on for the details.
Friday, November 27, 2015
Wex Photographic has launched its ‘Win Christmas’ campaign, giving away three camera bundles that are featured in their ‘Which Photographer Are You?’ Christmas adverts. Each of the three winners will pick up a complete camera-and-accessory kit, featuring either the Canon EOS 5DS R, the Fuji X-T1 or the Sony HX90V. To be in with a chance of winning these prizes, entrants need to fill in their details online and answer a simple question on Wex's Win Christmas page.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Leica Camera is hosting an exhibition of street photography by Colin O’Brien at its new gallery space above the Leica Store City at 18 The Royal Exchange, London. The photographs, which have been selected from O’Brien’s award-winning ‘London Life’ project, were taken over several decades on his Leica rangefinder cameras. The collection will be available to view at Leica Store City until 29 January 2016, and Colin will also be holding an illustrated lecture at the gallery on Thursday 3 December. Colin will talk through the photographs he shot on his Leica camera and the stories behind them. Attendees at the event will receive a copy of Colin's famous Clerkenwell Car Crash poster. There will also be the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of the publication, London Life.
The team behind The Photography Show has announced that the regional event Capture Birmingham is set to take place from 19-20 March 2016. The event will see photography and arts organisations from across the city invite the public to celebrate the world of photography through a series of exhibitions, photo walks and workshops. Already confirmed on the schedule as an official event location is the Ikon Gallery, hosting an exhibition from ex-Birmingham University student Janet Mendelsohn and photo walks led by Hidden Spaces, which offer people the chance to take unique shots and discover Birmingham’s lesser known architecture and history. In addition, the Forward Photography Festival, hosted by Instagramers of Birmingham and Visit Birmingham, will host a series of InstaMeets, each with a different focus and location to test photography skills. The full programme for Capture Birmingham will be released over the coming months.
Sound of Harris, a new project by Magnum photographer Olivia Arthur in collaboration with Philipp Ebeling will be exhibited for the first time at the Leica Studio in London. Named after the stretch of sea that runs directly below the Isle of Harris in Scotland, Sound of Harris is a photographic journey into the Outer Hebrides, guided by centuries-old stories of the land and tales of the sea. The project was commissioned by Leica and shot on the Leica M (Typ 240), and will be exhibited at the Leica Studio in Mayfair (27 Bruton Place, London W1J 6NQ) from 2-10 December 2015. Admission is free.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Adorama has joined forces with Canon to support the Heart Gallery NYC and the NYC Department of Homeless Services initiative “Through the Eyes of the Homeless” by providing 25 Canon PowerShot G7-X compact cameras and photography training to homeless. Under the mentorship of professional Canon photographers, 14 currently or previously homeless individuals were asked to photograph the city, capturing their unique perspectives of New York City. The strongest photos were chosen for a gallery presentation that will be on exhibit to the public at the Prince George Ballroom (15 East 27th Street), opening today, and subsequently featured in City Hall.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Roland Ramanan has been unveiled as the winner of this quarter's theprintspace PhotoVoice Awards. Roland has won a £250 print credit to use at theprintspace, participation in a group exhibition and a feature in PhotoVoice’s quarterly publication for his project Gillett Square. Focused on a vulnerable group of people in a corner of East London that is undergoing rapid change, this project has been ongoing since 2012. Roland's pictures attempt to create an encounter with the viewer that shows them in different lights and raises questions. Roland and the shortlisted artists ‐ Jacek Obloj, Laura Marques, Elisabeth Blanchet, Camille Mack and Piotr Karpinski ‐ have their work up in a group exhibition showcasing their photography. The exhibition takes place at theprintspace Gallery (74 Kingsland Road, E2 8DL) and will continue until Monday 16th November. Admission is free.
The University of Derby plays host to INFOT 2015 – a conference for commercial and industrial photographers – this weekend. Taking place at the University’s Markeaton Street Campus, the event includes seminars, talks and practical workshops by some of the UK’s finest commercial and industrial photographers. To book your place at INFOT 2015, visit the website below.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Leica and Magnum Photos have unveiled an exciting new body of work by Magnum photographer, Olivia Arthur, in collaboration with Philipp Ebeling, entitled ‘Sound of Harris’. Named after the stretch of sea that runs directly below the Isle of Harris in Scotland, Sound of Harris is a photographic journey into the Outer Hebrides, guided by centuries-old stories of the land and tales of the sea. The project was commissioned by Leica and shot on the Leica M (Typ 240), and will be exhibited at the Leica Studio in Mayfair (27 Bruton Place, London W1J 6NQ) from 2-10 December 2015.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Photographs taken by actor Peter Sellers have gone on display in a unique retrospective exhibition to help raise money for the British Heart Foundation’s Nation of Lifesavers campaign. Curated by Sellers’ daughter, Sarah, and Sarah’s daughter Emily, Peter Sellers: Behind the Camera comprises 50 rare images either taken by the artist himself, or which relate to his photographic career. The week-long exhibition, which runs until Sunday 1st November, includes images of some of the most famous faces of the 60s and 70s including Nanette Newman, Ringo Starr, Liza Minnelli, Sophia Loren, Tessa Dahl and Charles Aznavour, as well as photographs of the Royal Family. Many of these images will be on sale in an online auction as well as a limited-edition photographic catalogue.
Monday, October 26, 2015
Wex Photographic will be hosting a celebration of staff talent at its third Wexhibition, taking place at the King’s Lynn Arts Centre from Saturday 7th to Saturday 21st November 2015 from 9am to 6pm. “We are very proud to demonstrate the photographic talent and passion of our staff to the public,” said Louis Wahl, Chief Customer Officer at Wex Photographic. “With the range of images on display covering such diverse subjects as portraiture, cityscapes, landscapes, animals, astro, sport, macro and abstract, there should be something for everyone.” Visitors to the exhibition can vote for their favourite image and be in with the chance of winning £50 of Wex vouchers. Entry to the exhibition is free to all.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Founded after the fall of the Berlin wall, the German Ostkreuz photo agency is celebrating its 25th birthday with an exhibition in Paris. Organised by the Goethe Institut, this retrospective will present the best works from the Berlin-based agency's history at two venues: the Goethe Institut Paris will showcase the founders’ GDR-era photography from 13 November-18 December 2015; while the Galerie Passage du Désir will tell the story of the past 25 years (on show from 13-29 November 2015). Images of forced evacuations of occupied houses in East Berlin after the fall of the Wall are contrasted with glimpses into contemporary patrician residences in the West. Polaroid photos from a time when the city reinvented itself on an almost daily basis are juxtaposed with places where the ghost of the East German secret police seems to linger to this day. The exhibition catalogue will be published by Hatje Cantz.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
This Saturday, Jessops are to host an exclusive Manfrotto photography takeover event at their Kingston store. Visitors are invited to join free ambassador talks, competitions and exclusive offers and discounts across the Manfrotto range for one day only. Manfrotto experts Victoria and Eddie will also offer exclusive one to one sessions providing tips and advice on how to shoot and capture the perfect photograph. The Jessops Academy will be present on the day, showcasing some of the Manfrotto products in collaboration with their Exotic Macro Experience. All visitors will get the chance to get up close and personal with some unusual and exotic creatures, learning how to get the perfect images of living subjects. To book your place, call 01530 566 090.
Friday, October 2, 2015
Photo Interactive Experience (PIX 2015) has announced its line-up of speakers at its upcoming two-day expo and conference being held on October 6th and 7th at the Seattle Center in Seattle, WA. re:FRAME Photography Talks, taking place in the lecture theatre at McCaw Hall on both days, will offer informative and inspiring discussions and presentations by a diverse line up of more than 30 professional photographers. Highlights from this year’s speakers during re:FRAME include Christina Mittermeier, Brian Ach, David Fitzsimmons, Tim Matsui, Brian Smith, Aaron Huey, Laura Winslow, Ibarionex Perello, Rick Sammon, Lynete Johnson, Devin Allen, Benjamin Von Wong and Max Lowe. Each discussion, including the keynote and closing speech, will be live-streamed via the website below.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Nikon has announced the return of the Nikon European Film Festival in association with Raindance and, this year, director Asif Kapadia (pictured) as Chair of the Jury. The contest challenges enthusiasts and film professionals alike to create a short film of up to 140 seconds in length around the theme ‘Everyday Moments’. Entries can be submitted online from 13th October until 15th January 2016. Asif Kapadia commented: “With modern technology helping more people realise their filmmaking ambitions than ever before, this is an exciting initiative to be a part of... As Chair of the Jury, I’m particularly keen to see how entrants differentiate themselves and fully showcase their ambition and technical capabilities within the confines of 140 seconds.” The Grand Prix winner, as selected by the judges, will receive a Nikon D810 and an all-expenses-paid, one week networking trip to the Cannes Film Festival in May 2016 as the special guest of Raindance. Click through / read on for the details.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
This October, Triggertrap are calling on photographers from around the world to create time-lapse movies featuring the cities they love. The clips will then be combined to create a powerful crowdsourced time-lapse film. From famous monuments to bustling crowds to office blocks, Triggertrap wants photographers to capture the local views that matter to them, and paint an honest picture of the photographer’s environment. The events will take place in London, Cape Town, New York City, San Francisco, and Milan, kicking off with this year’s LapseLondon event on 11 October 2015. The events will all be free to attend. The finished timelapse films and documentary of the events will be available online in November via Triggertrap’s Vimeo page and website.
Monday, September 14, 2015
Leica Camera has announced a new programme of photography training courses and workshops at its London-based Akademie. This includes the Leica Masterclass Series (starting with a street photography workshop held from 3-4 October 2015), the Learn With Leica course designed to move novice photographers away from the ‘Auto’ setting and unleash their true potential, several one-day "Leica In London" events, a personalised one.hour workshop called "Leica Bespoke," plus several complimentary workshops aimed at Leica M and T system photographers. The Leica Akademie UK is located at the Leica Studio, 27 Bruton Place, Mayfair, London W1J 6NQ.
Friday, September 11, 2015
The next Magnum Professional Practice event will be held from 3 - 4 October 2015 in the Magnum Print Room in London. In this two day event, leading figures of the photographic industry will deliver presentations and advice on the realities of working in their sectors. Confirmed speakers include Hannah Watson, Hamish Crooks and Neil Wissink. The tuition fee is £200 including lunch.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
For the second year running Leica Camera is partnering with the Goodwood Revival, a legendary classic car event held from 11-13 September 2015. For the second year running Leica Camera is partnering with the Goodwood Revival: from an array of historic equipment on display to the iconic M-System and cutting-edge binoculars, visitors are invited to meet the team on Brooklands Lawn and discover the event through the Leica lens. The Leica ‘shop’ will also feature a vintage-style photo studio, where visitors will have the opportunity to be photographed in their flamboyant outfits by a professional Leica photographer. The photo studio will be open throughout the event from 10.30 am to 7.00 pm. Leica cameras and binoculars from the current range will also be available to try out and purchase.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
X-Rite are hosting a free webinar in conjunction with DxO. Award-winning professional photographer Mark Lawrence will deliver a lecture demonstrating how he uses DxO and X-Rite software alongside Adobe Lightroom to create powerful wedding and portrait photos. Walking attendees through his workflow of editing of fashion and wedding photography using the various modules of DxO Optics Pro, Mark will highlight the main differences between DxO's application and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. The online seminar is free to attend but advance registration is required.