London Festival of Photography - June 2012

March 14, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events | Comment |

In June 2012, a wide range of London’s most celebrated venues will play host to a world-class, city-wide celebration of photography, as the London Festival of Photography returns for its second year. Encompassing documentary, street and conceptual photography, the festival will comprise 18 exhibitions and 40 events, including workshops, talks and screenings. Exhibitions will vary in style and theme, as the organisers are looking to present a comprehensive programme of photographic disciplines showcasing work from both established and emerging photographers. The festival exhibitions will be focused around the King’s Cross, Bloomsbury & Fitzrovia areas, in venues including the British Library, Guardian Gallery, British Museum, Museum of London, V&A and Tate Modern among others.

Press Release

World-­?class photography takes over London’s most celebrated venues, large and small, for the festival’s second year.

Throughout June 2012, the second installation of the London Festival of Photography (formally the London Street Photography Festival) will be taking place across London with a focus in King’s Cross, Bloomsbury & Fitzrovia 30,000 people visited festival exhibitions and 2,300 attended events and workshops in 2011. The festival expects up to 50,000 attendees in 2012.

Highlights include the unseen Gaddafi photo archive, new work by Simon Roberts and Magnum photographers Chris Steele-­?Perkins and Martin Parr, and a masterclass with 2011 World Press Photo Winner Jodi Bieber.


Maintaining strong links to street photography, the ultimate reflection of public life, the 2012 theme will allow the festival to expand and explore the changing boundaries between the public and the private, as both physical and metaphorical concepts, and the social consequences of these shifts. Considering the role of photography as a tool for documentation, expression and collaboration, the festival will present work responding to the theme in its broadest interpretation.

Eighteen exhibitions and forty events are planned for June at venues including the British Library, Tate Modern, V&A, Guardian Gallery, St Pancras Interna;onal, Central Saint Martins, King’s Place, King’s Cross Station, Museum of London, British Museum and many more.

The festival curates or co-­?curates all festival content.

Exhibitions and events are free unless otherwise stated. Tickets will be available at from 1 April.

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