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Two regular LPF exhibitors named in @womeninstreet @guardian #Instagram street photographers Rosa Vulf & @CreativeWisdom_ #photography

Congratulations to Linda Wisdom Photography and Roza Vulf, two of our regular exhibitors, for being selected as Theguardian.com ‘s female street photographers of Instagram! https://www.theguardian.com/…/female-street-photographers-i…

 

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We are delighted to be selected as part of the Directors Choice Series@photoschweizch #photography #LPF

This year Photo17 will be launching a new project , the ‘Directors Choice Series’, which aims to present a special selection of images from over 90 worldwide major photography festivals. We are delighted to have selected as one of the most relevant photo festivals from around the world, and this album represents the final images chosen to be exhibited at http://www.photo-schweiz.ch/ 6-10 January 2017.

Selected Photographers:-

Adonis Stevenson, Chiara Gerevasi, Eva Hagman, Karandeep Bhogal, Laura McGregor, Leanne Bouvet, Mache del Campo, Mark A Paulda, Mark Heathcote, Markus Eichenberger, Neil Cordell, Philip Walker, Rachael Talibart, Robin Baumgarten, Roza Vulf, Stuart Cashmore, Sue Roche and Tony Sellen.


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Regular exhibitor & volunteer at the LPF announces first solo exhibition @ScaphoPhoto @BACKendal @crisis_uk #photography #Kendal

Stuart Cashmore is very proud and very excited to announce his first solo exhibition! It will be in the Intro Bar Gallery at The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal (https://www.breweryarts.co.uk) from 13th Jan – 28th Feb 2017.

All work will be on sale and 15% of all sales will be donated to Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.

Don’t miss it!

Stuart Cashmore

Stuart Cashmore


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What’s coming up at the London Photo Festival? #photography #London #londonphotofestival

  • Join us for our 9th London Photo Festival where we’ll be representing 63 photographers from around the world.  The theme is ‘The Four Elements’ and also exhibiting at the Festival is our Retro Wall and the top 20 finalists of our Abstract/Fine Art Competition.  The top three winners of the Abstract/Fine Art Competition will be announced at the Private View on the 18th May.
  • Vanessa Champion will be selecting her Best in Show and runners up at the Private View.  Only the images submitted for the theme ‘The Four Elements’ are eligible to be considered.
  • The Festival is FREE to visit (19th -21st May) and there’s no need to book a ticket, just turn up on the day.  You can also vote for your favourite image in the public vote f/Factor.
  • Last chance to view the winners from our first street photography competition at The Bridge Lounge  near London Bridge station – the exhibition is on until the end of  May.
  • We are currently running our second street photography competition and you have until the 23rd May to enter here to be in with a chance to win £1,000 and a three month exhibition from June 2016.
  • There are still a few spaces left on Zoe Whishaw’s Masterclass on ‘How effective is your website at attracting your target market?’ Tickets are only £5 and can be purchased on our website.
  • Join us at our networking evening, Click ‘n Clique, on the 20th May where you can meet us, the photographers in the exhibition and fellow industry experts.  It’s FREE to attend and you can have a glass of wine and see some great photography!
  • We’ll be announcing the call out for our Festival in May 2017, so make sure you’re signed up to our mailing list and following us on our social media channels.

We look forward to seeing you next week!


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Meet Andrea Mai @andreasnumber our exhibitor from #Toronto #Canada #photography

Through The Lens of a Blind Photographer

There’s nothing special about a camera. It’s the person behind the camera that makes the image what it is. The power of a photograph can change the world. It is in its ability to change the way we see things. Every photographer has a point of view to share with the world, a vision, a story, a dream, a philosophy.

As a legally blind photographer, I’m excited to be a part of London Photo Festival, to share with you, my perspective, alongside with my colleagues. Together, we are shaping the world.

This year’s theme is the Four Elements. I’ve chosen to present a piece that depicts the element of Water. A Hazy Morning in Jinan was taken at Daming Lake in China. Daming Lake is known for its serene landscape and its beauty has been the topic of Chinese literature. The element of Water represents flow energy. It is often used as a symbol for good fortune because flow energy attracts prosperity. I feel that we are living in a fast paced society that needs to slow down and reconnect with nature, so that we can experience flow energy. I often choose nature as my subject matter because i feel that it can help us to connect with our greater existence.

For me, photography has changed my life by changing the way I see things. Being visually challenged, photography has challenged me to see things differently. To see beyond what I can see. To look beyond what is physically there. To capture its essence, its energy, its meaning. It has opened my eyes to looking at the world around me. To seek beauty. To appreciate the world we live in.

Photography has opened a path to new possibilities for me. As a teenager, I was diagnosed with Stargardt disease, a rare genetic condition that causes me to have extreme near-sightedness that cannot be corrected. Hearing that I would never be able to drive, I was devastated. Not being able to travel as easily, I’ve often felt trapped. Photography offers me a sense of freedom and limitlessness. A way to escape the mundane. To transform the ordinary into something extraordinary. To create a dream world from where I am.

To see our world in a new light is to change the world. What every photographer has to offer is their unique, original point of view. Come experience the world in a new way. Join us, as we celebrate the art of photography at London Photo Festival 2016.

About Andrea Mai

Andrea Mai is a legally blind photographer, writer, and intuitive advisor based in Toronto. She enjoys travel and discussions about philosophy and personal development. Her writing has appeared in Huffington Post and she regularly posts her photography and writing on her blog. Her work is available at www.andreamaicreative.com


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We speak to Naf Selmani Winner Street Photography Competition

Winning this competition means a lot to me. I am honoured and delighted to be the winner of the London Photo Festival Street Photography – February 2016.

To have two images selected for the 3 month exhibition and one selected for the top 20 ‘Honourable Mention’ out of over 1,000 entries from over 36 countries is quite unbelievable.

I entered the competition not only because of what I heard about the London Photo Festival in showcasing up and coming talent and promoting photographers from around the globe, but also to better understand my craft and good storytelling. Photo contests give me an opportunity to curate my best work and ultimately push myself to compete with “the best”. To ask myself, “What have I done this past year?” It’s a chance to be introspective and analyse my work to help me make good decisions about creating better images and better stories.

Congratulations to all winners for their stunning street photography images from around the globe. Last but not least, a warm thank to the judges – it’s very rewarding to be recognised by such an esteemed panel – and the London Photo Festival, who have organised this wonderful street photography competition and the first of many.

Congratulations Naf and you can catch the exhibition at The Bridge Lounge and Dining Room near London Bridge until the 30th May 2016.