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We are delighted to announce that Colin O’Brien @colinobrien65 is part of our judging panel for our new #streetphotography #photocontest #londonphotofestival #london

Colin O’Brien’s journey of photography began in 1948, and since then he has been photographing the life of Londoners in the eastern part of the town, capturing the drama of the day to day life. He has already exhibited his artwork in several parts of London and has recently launched his book ‘London Life’ at The Society Club in Soho.

This is what makes O’Brien’s images of day to day life in the 50s and 60s – children playing, lovers taking a stroll and even car crashes so significant. The commonplace is so often overlooked, but these photographs are the most important documentation of a way of life that has long since ceased to exist.


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Images from our Private View 21st May have been posted to our FB page


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Best in Show and Runners Up May 2014 announced!

Congratulations to:

Best in Show: Mark Heathcote ‘Spotted on the Underground’


1st Runner Up: Samantha Edgley ‘Between the Lines’



2nd Runner Up: Francesco Marchetti ‘Private Lives’

Honourable Mentions (no particular order):

Sharon Jenkins: ‘Magazine’

Chiara Gerevasi: ‘Inner Fight’

Sue Roche: ‘Cycling’


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We are delighted to announce our Judge for May’s Festival….

Colin O’Brien has been documenting the streets of London since 1948 and knows a thing or two about street photography.

Colin’s photographs of mainly urban scenes demonstrate his eye for irony, combined with his obvious professional competence with the camera and in the darkroom, winning competitions and resulting in a number of reviews and critical articles recognising his increasing importance as an exponent of the peripatetic school.

Colin’s creative eye frames, in composition, images that communicate decisive moments. Whether of historical events or narratives of everyday life. Colin has produced a body of work in which poetic beauty is never lost, no matter how commonplace at times the subject matter.

© Colin O’Brien: Smiling Man, Upper Street, Islington, 1980’s