Category: Events

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The London Photo Show Partners with PhotoVoice

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events
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The London Photo Show has partnered with the charity PhotoVoice in order to promote the use of photography to deliver positive social change. Speaking about the partnership, Andrew Mason, founder of The London Photo Show, said, “The London Photo Show has grown in popularity over the last couple of years, and we want to use our position to do good. We are extremely proud to be working with PhotoVoice and help them reach a wider audience, as we truly believe in the power of photography to tell stories and raise awareness of important issues.” By displaying their work at one of the exhibition spaces at the 2017 show, PhotoVoice will be able to reach a new and wide audience with photos that inspired and won their bi-monthly photography competition. These images will sit alongside the work of their fellow exhibitors at the London Photo Show this October.

The London Photo Show has partnered with the charity PhotoVoice in order to promote the use of photography to deliver positive social change. Speaking about the partnership, Andrew Mason, founder of The London Photo Show, said, “The London Photo Show has grown in popularity over the last couple of...

Friday, June 16, 2017

Beggars Banquet: Photographs by Michael Joseph

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers
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Beggars Banquet: Photographs by Michael Joseph is an exhibition dedicated to The Rolling Stones’ infamous photoshoot of 1968. Shot on location at the Gothic studio of Sarum Chase, Hampstead and the derelict ruins of Swarkestone in Derbyshire, Joseph’s photographs feature The Rolling Stones in an ethereal state. Elaborately staged portraits are contrasted with atmospheric shots of the band outside the barren manor house, surrounded by cattle and playing cricket in the overgrown grass. The photographer's vibrant, eccentric style is clearly displayed in this renowned series with whimsical costumes and live animals used as props throughout the shoot. At the heart of the exhibition is the medieval feast featured on the inside cover of The Stones’ 1968 album, ‘Beggars Banquet’. Characterised by its rich colours and beautiful lighting, this theatrical scene challenges traditional photography with a hazy, surreal style informed by Michael Joseph’s admiration of Dutch renaissance artists Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel. The exhibition will be on display at Proud Chelsea (161 King’s Road, London SW3 5XP) from 6-30 July 2017.

Beggars Banquet: Photographs by Michael Joseph is an exhibition dedicated to The Rolling Stones’ infamous photoshoot of 1968. Shot on location at the Gothic studio of Sarum Chase, Hampstead and the derelict ruins of Swarkestone in Derbyshire, Joseph’s photographs feature The Rolling Stones in an ethereal state. Elaborately...

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Fotospeed Presents Foto Fest 2017

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Fotospeed have announced that Foto Fest, their celebration of photography and printing, is back for its second year. Taking place on 10th September at the University of Bath’s state of the arts venue, The Edge, Foto Fest 2017 gives attendees a chance to hear from four world-renowned photographers on everything from landscape photography to capturing portraits, choosing hardware to getting perfect prints. Speakers include Martin Hartley, one of the world’s leading expedition and adventure travel photographers; Paul Sanders, landscape photographer and former Picture Editor at The Times; Ben Hall, award-winning wildlife photographer; and panoramic photography specialist Colin Prior. To buy your tickets for Foto Fest 2017, visit the website below.

Fotospeed have announced that Foto Fest, their celebration of photography and printing, is back for its second year. Taking place on 10th September at the University of Bath’s state of the arts venue, The Edge, Foto Fest 2017 gives attendees a chance to hear from four world-renowned photographers on...

Friday, June 9, 2017

Calumet’s Open Days Generates Thousands for Charity

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Calumet Photographic has raised more than £3,800 for Great Ormond Street Hospital during its spring Open Days. The event also gave customers the opportunity to meet with experts from leading brands, such as Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm and Sony. The latest equipment was also available for people to test out, including Sony’s new A9. This year’s schedule saw professional photographer and videographer David Newton (pictured) top the bill. He presented several seminars throughout the day at London and Manchester’s Open Days, where he discussed light modification and the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. “It was fantastic to see so many people attend my seminars and become actively engaged in the sessions,” David says. “Lots of people had questions and were obviously very keen to learn more about their artform. It was a pleasure to be there.”

Calumet Photographic has raised more than £3,800 for Great Ormond Street Hospital during its spring Open Days. The event also gave customers the opportunity to meet with experts from leading brands, such as Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm and Sony. The latest equipment was also available for people to test out, including...

Historic Leica Rarities to Go under Hammer in Vienna

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Events, Film
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Several rare Leica cameras and accessories will be auctioned off tomorrow at the 31st Westlicht Photographica Auction in Vienna, Austria. These include a very early Leica I with an Elmax lens, a black-paint Leica M3 from one of the first series from 1959, a Leica MP-292 and a 1944 vintage ‘Rundbild’ outfit for 360° photography, complete with a matching tripod. Amongst the ‘Leica Copies’ is the extremely rare WICA (Wiener Camera) from 1948 with a starting price of $2,250 and an estimated hammer price of between $3,900 and $4,250. Bids can be placed online, on the phone, by fax or in person in the WestLicht auction rooms at Westbahnstrasse 40.

Several rare Leica cameras and accessories will be auctioned off tomorrow at the 31st Westlicht Photographica Auction in Vienna, Austria. These include a very early Leica I with an Elmax lens, a black-paint Leica M3 from one of the first series from 1959, a Leica MP-292 and a 1944 vintage ‘Rundbild...

Monday, May 29, 2017

Speed Shooting: Sunbounce Sets a World Record

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Photographer Linda Köhler-Sandring set the Bounce-wall Speed Shooting record on Saturday, 27 May 2017: in only 7.092 seconds, the she shot 888 professional outdoor portraits in Zingst, Germany. With the help of an assistant and the right Sunbounce equipment, Linda Köhler-Sandring achieved what no one else has done before: Using the "mobile portrait studio,” consisting of a Bounce-Wall and a Mini Sun-Bouncer Black-hole as a neutral background, she took successive pictures of Zingsters and visitors in just a few minutes. The Berlin-based photographer was delighted with her success: "The Sunbounce Speed Shooting was a significant event for all of us! We didn’t know if we could really do it. It was quite a feat for the whole team. All the more reason we are happy to have sent home beautiful portraits with so many people.”

Photographer Linda Köhler-Sandring set the Bounce-wall Speed Shooting record on Saturday, 27 May 2017: in only 7.092 seconds, the she shot 888 professional outdoor portraits in Zingst, Germany. With the help of an assistant and the right Sunbounce equipment, Linda Köhler-Sandring achieved what no one else has done before: Using...

Friday, May 19, 2017

London Photo Show 2017 Now Open for Entries

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The 36exp Photographers' School has announced the 2017 London Photo Show; a 5-day long exhibition in which photographers from all walks of life have the opportunity to display their work at the Strand Gallery in central London. The event, which will run from 18-22 October 2017, will present amateur and professional photographers a chance to display and sell their prints, and network with industry contacts. Event organiser Andrew Mason commented: “After we received such a great response from the last show, we’ve got even bigger plans this year, giving more photographers the chance to display their art. It’s tough for photographers to get their work seen, but the London Photo Show offers them an amazing chance to put their work in a well-known, prominent, central London gallery. It’s just what these photographers need to build their profile and get noticed.”

The 36exp Photographers' School has announced the 2017 London Photo Show; a 5-day long exhibition in which photographers from all walks of life have the opportunity to display their work at the Strand Gallery in central London. The event, which will run from 18-22 October 2017, will present amateur and professional photographers...

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Magnum and theprintspace Announce Swap Shop

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In an exclusive event; the first of it’s kind, theprintspace in partnership with Magnum Photos, are inviting the global photography community to participate in Magnum’s 70th anniversary celebrations, by swapping prints with each other and the photographers of Magnum Photos. The project is inspired by the exhibition David Hurn’s Swaps, drawn from Hurn’s extensive photo collection, exhibited as part of Magnum’s official 70th ​programme during Photo London. Curated by Martin Parr, the 70-piece exhibition explores both photographers’ commitment to and interaction with the wider global photographic community. This free-to-enter event is open to international submissions between 17 May and 12 June. The selected images will then be exhibited at theprintspace gallery (74 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8DL) from 29 June - 11 July 2017.

In an exclusive event; the first of it’s kind, theprintspace in partnership with Magnum Photos, are inviting the global photography community to participate in Magnum’s 70th anniversary celebrations, by swapping prints with each other and the photographers of Magnum Photos. The project is inspired by the...

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Libya: A Human Marketplace

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, PhotographyBLOG
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Fondation Carmignac has anounced Libya: A Human Marketplace, an exhibition of work by Mexican photographer - and the 7th Laureate of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award - Narciso Contreras, hosted by the Saatchi Gallery, London, from 16 May to 16 June 2017. Contreras lays bare an unfolding humanitarian crisis in which illegal migrants, refugees and asylum seekers are at the mercy of militiamen who exploit them for financial gain. Held in detention centres, the migrants are subjected to inhumane conditions including overcrowding, lack of sanitation and vicious beatings. The exhibition of 32 photographs by Narciso Contreras will be displayed from 16 May to 16 June 2017 at London’s Saatchi Gallery.

Fondation Carmignac has anounced Libya: A Human Marketplace, an exhibition of work by Mexican photographer - and the 7th Laureate of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award - Narciso Contreras, hosted by the Saatchi Gallery, London, from 16 May to 16 June 2017. Contreras lays bare an unfolding humanitarian crisis in which illegal migrants, refugees...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Danny Lyon - Message to the Future

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Fotomuseum Winterthur will be showcasing a comprehensive retrospective view of the work of American photographer and filmmaker Danny Lyon from 20th May - 27th August. As a dedicated and sharp-eyed observer fascinated by outsiders and subcultures, Lyon has spent more than fifty years documenting sociopolitical issues, delving deep into the heart of the matter and always building a close rapport with the people in front of his camera. Determined to counter the one-sided preoccupations of the mainstream media by offering an alternative viewpoint, he has developed an increasingly subjective and participatory form of documentary photography in the tradition of Walker Evans and Robert Frank. In addition to his iconic images, this wide-ranging retrospective also includes, for the first time in Europe, some of his lesser-known films, collages and fascinating material from Lyon’s own archives. Fotomuseum Winterthur is located at Grüzenstrasse 44, 8400 Winterthur, Switzerland.

Fotomuseum Winterthur will be showcasing a comprehensive retrospective view of the work of American photographer and filmmaker Danny Lyon from 20th May - 27th August. As a dedicated and sharp-eyed observer fascinated by outsiders and subcultures, Lyon has spent more than fifty years documenting sociopolitical issues, delving deep into the...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

X-Rite Announce 5th Festival of Colour

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XP Distribution, the specialist distributor for X-Rite’s range of colour management products, has announced the launch its 2017 Annual Festival of Colour. Now in its fifth year, the Festival Colour returns with a series of events, special offers and free laptop calibration across the UK and Europe during the month of May. Working closely with its extensive dealer network, X-Rite will provide photographers with an array of information on how to better understand the calibration process and how to most effectively incorporate it into their own creative workflow. X-Rite’s group of Coloratti ambassadors will share information via the X-Rite Photo Blog and social media channels, including Facebook and Twitter, allowing photographers to interact with them and benefit from their professional photography expertise know-how and insight. Click through / scroll down for a list of X-Rite reseller events.

XP Distribution, the specialist distributor for X-Rite’s range of colour management products, has announced the launch its 2017 Annual Festival of Colour. Now in its fifth year, the Festival Colour returns with a series of events, special offers and free laptop calibration across the UK and Europe during the...

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Canon at NAB 2017

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At the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Canon will showcase its line of professional 4K and high-definition imaging equipment for motion pictures, television production, video content creation, and still photography at booth C4325. The stand will feature presentations and panel discussions throughout the show with industry experts, ASC members, and up-and-coming voices in imaging culture. New to the Canon booth this year, The Virtual Reality Experience showcases Canon’s innovation in current, emerging, and future imaging technology by providing a simulated journey through a panoramic landscape powered by Canon digital imaging solutions. Additionally, visitors to the Canon booth will have hands-on opportunities with the full range of Canon Cinema cameras, 4K reference displays, HD Video and DSLR cameras and lenses.

At the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Canon will showcase its line of professional 4K and high-definition imaging equipment for motion pictures, television production, video content creation, and still photography at booth C4325. The stand will feature presentations and panel discussions throughout the show with industry experts, ASC members, and...

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

XP Distribution Announces European Giveaway

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XP Distribution, the specialist distributor for X-Rite’s range of colour management products aimed at the photographic and video markets, today announced it is offering one lucky winner a six day all expenses paid trip to Naples and the Amalfi coast. The all-expenses paid trip includes flights, daily travel, accommodation and sustenance as well as a packed activity schedule including an exploration of historical Naples, Capri and the iconic Faraglioni coastline, as well as Sorrento, Positano and Procida. Roman Martin, hobbyist turned professional landscape, nature, wildlife and people photographer, will be the on-hand expert running the workshop, leading the photo walks and providing tuition. Any European resident can enter X-Rite’s free giveaway by filling in the application form at the website below.

XP Distribution, the specialist distributor for X-Rite’s range of colour management products aimed at the photographic and video markets, today announced it is offering one lucky winner a six day all expenses paid trip to Naples and the Amalfi coast. The all-expenses paid trip includes flights, daily travel,...

Friday, April 7, 2017

Calumet Open Day Photo Competition Winner Announced

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Andrew Gregory, a recently retired police sergeant from Solihull, has been named the winner of a UK-wide photography competition for his shot entitled, "Homeward Bound" (reprinted above). The image will now be used to advertise Calumet Photographic’s forthcoming Open Days, which will be taking place at its stores nationwide. As a result of winning the competition, Andrew has also been given £250 worth of Calumet Gift Cards to spend on equipment. Interestingly, the winning image was taken on a second-hand Canon EOS10D. “This year our theme was all about finding a shot which encapsulated a unique moment in time,” says Jon Warner, Managing Director of Calumet Photographic. “Andrew’s Homeward Bound image was completely unique and captivating. Elephants are wonderfully majestic and it was magnificent that Andrew managed to get so close to these beautiful animals.” Click through / scroll down for the dates and locations of the next Calumet Open Days.

Andrew Gregory, a recently retired police sergeant from Solihull, has been named the winner of a UK-wide photography competition for his shot entitled, "Homeward Bound" (reprinted above). The image will now be used to advertise Calumet Photographic’s forthcoming Open Days, which will be taking place at its stores...

Monday, April 3, 2017

Chris Levine: Who are wE+

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The Fine Art Society has announced Who are wE +, an upcoming solo exhibition by British light artist, Chris Levine. The exhibition presents Levine’s latest portrait series with sitters including the iconic British supermodel Naomi Campbell, the explorer and author Sir Ranulph Fiennes, and fashion designers Paul Smith, and Giorgio Armani. Levine’s work marries art and technology investigating the ways in which we accept and perceive light, and the effect it has on our sense of being. He has worked extensively with laser light, exploring its capacity to both produce illusions and elicit a subliminal response in the viewer, and has pioneered new mediums such as holograms, light boxes and lenticular lenses, creating new mechanisms and technologies to express his ideas. In his portraiture Levine unlocks the light from within his sitter. He sees light both in the physical sense, as an electromagnetic force, and in a spiritual sense. It is his belief that a greater awareness of light as fundamental to our existence will ultimately help us know ourselves better and experience life more brightly. The Who are wE+ exhibition will be on show from 24 April to 19 May 2017 at The Fine Art Society, 148 New Bond Street London W1S 2JT.

The Fine Art Society has announced Who are wE +, an upcoming solo exhibition by British light artist, Chris Levine. The exhibition presents Levine’s latest portrait series with sitters including the iconic British supermodel Naomi Campbell, the explorer and author Sir Ranulph Fiennes, and fashion designers Paul Smith, and...

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Jessops Launch Scottish Outdoors Experience

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Jessops Academy has introduced its first ever outdoors photography experience in Scotland. Under the guidance of a Jessops Academy tutor, participants will be supported with the expertise of a professional with a broad knolwedge of all cameras to take impressive landscape, wildife and macro images. Set at the field studies centre in Kindrogan, Blairgowrie, delegates will have special access to a carefully located nature hide for photographing red squirrels. Here students will have the chance to experiment in taking close-up and moving shots of the squirrels in their natural habitat. The course is aimed at students with a previous knowledge and experience of using exposure including Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. On the day, delegates will need to bring a camera, fully charged batteries (including spares), memory cards, lenses, and it is advisable to bring waterproof clothing and protective footwear. Click through / scroll down for the details.

Jessops Academy has introduced its first ever outdoors photography experience in Scotland. Under the guidance of a Jessops Academy tutor, participants will be supported with the expertise of a professional with a broad knolwedge of all cameras to take impressive landscape, wildife and macro images. Set at the field...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Innovation Hub at The Photography Show

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Book a Studio, phlow, Rambex Universal and SNAPP Guides have been chosen to exhibit their products and services in the inaugural Innovation Hub at The Photography Show (18-21 March, NEC Birmingham). The Innovation Hub will play host to the first lens in the world to fit any camera or video camera – the Rambex 105mm f/8 Universal and DIY Camera Lens v1.0. The Universal Lens is manually operated and focused by sliding the focusing tube forwards or backwards. Pros will also benefit from a visit to see the team behind Book a Studio – an all-new, unique digital directory which allows photographers and videographers to find their perfect studio. Founded in 2016 and based in London, Book a Studio provides everything needed for users to contact studios and is free of charge for both studios and photographers to use. For the photographers heading to the show who love to combine travel into their work, SNAPP Guides' new, innovative, smart app will change the way that future shoots are planned, leaving more time for the all-important creative preparation. phlow will also be on hand in Innovation Hub to present their photo-sharing platform with the visitors of The Photography Show looking to get ahead with their own digital marketing. The technology behind this new app allows the images photographers have taken to be seen by targeted people beyond existing social circles, while providing powerful and contextual insights into portfolios.

Book a Studio, phlow, Rambex Universal and SNAPP Guides have been chosen to exhibit their products and services in the inaugural Innovation Hub at The Photography Show (18-21 March, NEC Birmingham). The Innovation Hub will play host to the first lens in the world to fit any camera or video...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Celebrating 100 Years of Gitzo

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To celebrate its 100th birthday, Gitzo will give any customers who purchase a Systematic tripod a bespoke, lithographically printed, limited edition book commissioned by one of the world’s most respected landscape photographers, Colin Prior. Gitzo’s strongest and most stable tripods, the Systematic range is modular - with a top casting element that opens and closes to allow each tripod to be configured with a flat disk, geared or sliding centre colum, levelling base or other Systematic accessoires. The Systematic tripods feature Carbon eXact tubes, ultra stable feet for a solid footing and maximum stability on any surface, and the Easy Link attachment for attaching various accessories. Colin Prior has used Gitzo products for years in his work, and as such is a Gitzo ambassador working closely with the brand. He will be working with Gitzo to launch the 100 years celebration by holding an exclusive talk at The Photography Show on the 19th March speaking about his current project ‘The Living Mountain’.

To celebrate its 100th birthday, Gitzo will give any customers who purchase a Systematic tripod a bespoke, lithographically printed, limited edition book commissioned by one of the world’s most respected landscape photographers, Colin Prior. Gitzo’s strongest and most stable tripods, the Systematic range is modular -...

Monday, March 13, 2017

Hasselblad at The Photography Show

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Hasselblad will be exhibiting its product line-up, including the new Hasselblad X1D (pictured), at The Photography Show taking place from 18-21 March 2017 at the NEC in Birmingham. The new Hasselblad H6D will also have pride of place on the stand, including the top-of-the-range H6D-100c, the 100-megapixel version of the latest H series generation. The company will also be hosting a series of seminars, presented by various Hasselblad ambassadors, Hasselblad Masters and other friends of the brand; including the legendary Clive Arrowsmith, H6D ambassador, Tom Oldham, and Hasselblad Master, John Paul Evans. Click through / scroll down for the detailed schedule.

Hasselblad will be exhibiting its product line-up, including the new Hasselblad X1D (pictured), at The Photography Show taking place from 18-21 March 2017 at the NEC in Birmingham. The new Hasselblad H6D will also have pride of place on the stand, including the top-of-the-range H6D-100c, the 100-megapixel...

World Press Photo Festival

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The World Press Photo Foundation has announced a unique three-day festival taking place from 20-22 April in Amsterdam. Showcasing the best visual journalism and presenting the stories behind the stories, the World Press Photo Festival allows attendees meet the leading editors and visual storytellers from all over the globe. Confirmed speakers include Noor Images' Stanley Greene, Iranian photographer and filmmaker Amak Mahmoodian, documentary photographer Daniella Zalcman and TIME's Instagram Photographer of the year Ruddy Roye. Additional speakers will be announced in the run-up to the event.

The World Press Photo Foundation has announced a unique three-day festival taking place from 20-22 April in Amsterdam. Showcasing the best visual journalism and presenting the stories behind the stories, the World Press Photo Festival allows attendees meet the leading editors and visual storytellers from all over the globe. Confirmed...