London Photo Festival

September 19, 2011 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events | 5 Comments |
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The inaugural London Photo Festival will be held from 27-29 October 2011 in The Crypt, Borough High St, London SE1 1JA. Providing amateur, enthusiast and semiprofessional photographers with the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work while also gaining valuable professional feedback, the London Photo Festival is co-organised by the founders of Abitoffthemapp Photography and HCK Photography. The exhibition will be open to the public during Friday and Saturday and will host a networking evening for the photographic community on Friday evening. The Crypt is opposite Borough station, a five-minute walk from London Bridge station and the world famous Borough Market.

Press Release

London Photo Festival

27th - 29th October 2011
Venue: The Crypt, Borough High St, London SE1 1JA
Private View: 7pm-10pm, 27th October

“We’re always keen to increase awareness about contemporary photography and help aspiring photographers get their work out there. The London Photo Festival is a great idea, so we’re hugely proud to offer our support in any way we can!”
Henry Carroll, Director at Frui.

The inaugural London Photo Festival will be taking place from 27th - 29th October in The Crypt (opposite Borough underground station) with the aim of providing amateur, enthusiast and semiprofessional photographers with the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work while also gaining valuable professional feedback.

Co-organised by the founders of Abitoffthemapp Photography and HCK Photography the programme runs over three days and will begin with a Private View on the Thursday evening.

The exhibition will then be open to the public during Friday and Saturday and will host a networking evening for the photographic community on Friday evening.

Over 30 exhibitors are expected to take advantage of the festival to expand their market of customers and to build on their industry network.

Organisers are hoping that the festival will quickly become an annual fixture on the photographers’ calendar and that it grows to be London’s most prominent photo festival recognised for introducing new talent to the market.

Speakers, supporters and sponsors include Sal Shuel (an expert in copyright), Frui, Zoom In Photography, Photofusion and Shirley Read (author and lecturer in photography at Citylit, London) as the Guest of Honour at the Private View on evening of 27th October.

Shirley Read will be judging the ‘Best in Show’ competition, selecting her favourite two photographs from the exhibition and awarding the lucky winners fabulous prizes and prizes will also be up for grabs in the London Photo Festival’s very own f/factor competition as voted for by the public during the festival.

The Crypt is opposite Borough station, a five minute walk from London Bridge station and the world famous Borough Market. Come along to see the work of, meet and be inspired by the most talented photographers of tomorrow. Who knows you might just find that elusive piece of art that you’ve been looking for by the next Testino, Cartier-Bresson or Leibovitz….

Entry to the London Photo Festival is free and will be open from 10am to 7pm on Friday and Saturday. Further details for visitors and exhibitors can be found at http://www.londonphotofestival.org as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

For further information:

Contact Emma or Kit at the London Photo Festival: londonphotofestival@gmail.com
27th - 29th October 2011
Venue: The Crypt, Borough High St, London SE1 1JA
Private View: 7pm-10pm, 27th October

Organisers details

Abitoffthemapp Photography
http://www.flickr.com/photos/abitoffthemapp
&
HCK Photography
http://www.hck-photography.co.uk

Emma and Kit met on Shirley Read’s course last year, took her advice and decided to fill a noticeable gap in the market by producing a group photography exhibition to enable amateur photographers to gain exposure, sell their images and be part of a wider nexus. The result is the London Photo Festival and they hope that this will continue to gain momentum and become an annual event.

Sal Shuel

An expert in copyright issues, Sal Shuel spent several years as Administrator of the British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies – BAPLA before moving to Collections Picture Library. She has written dozens of reports on copyright infringement, loss of analogue images, pricing and photographers’ rights.
http://www.salshuel.co.uk

Shirley Read

Author of ‘Exhibiting Photography: A Practical Guide to Choosing a Space, Displaying Your Work, and Everything in Between’ and lecturer in photography at Citylit, London.

Zoom In Photography

Zoom In is a popular, not-for-profit school for photography, enabling both individuals and community groups from the Greater London area to explore and engage with all aspects and all levels of photography.
http://www.zoom-in.org

Frui

Passionate about food, wine, art, ideas and authentic travel experiences. Frui offer creative learning holidays and courses with one goal in mind: to offer sophisticated and unsurpassed creative experiences that take you right to the heart and soul of a destination.
http://www.frui.co.uk

Photofusion

Originally a small collective of documentary photographers Photofusion is now London’s largest independent photography resource centre. Photofusion provides a diverse range of photographic services to deliver vital training, support and career progression to photographers of all abilities.
http://www.photofusion.org

Photography Meetups

Keen to combine your love of London with your passion for photography? Mandar Karlekar & Christian Carella have created a photographic community which is rapidly rising in popularity! Currently at over 6000 members it is one of UK’s largest active photography communities. Regular Photography Meetups are organised, so join in, get involved and share your passion for photography with other photography enthusiasts!
http://www.photographymeetups.com



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#1 Penelope

This is exactly what the world needs. Entrepreneurs! Don't sit on your butt - go out there and strut your stuff. The best of luck to the London Photo Festival and I hope that the hard work that the organisers put into it will be FRUIful

7:25 pm - Monday, September 19, 2011

#2 Mario

Wow should be cool. I was considering visiting London are those dates

2:06 am - Tuesday, September 20, 2011

#3 Zigmund

I agree with Penelope

7:51 am - Tuesday, September 20, 2011

#4 vik

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10:34 pm - Tuesday, September 20, 2011

#5 Rowan

This is an amazing idea! I'll definitely be there.

7:28 pm - Friday, October 7, 2011