The founders of the London Photo Festival are pleased to announce the theme (landscape photography, including urban landscape photography) for the 7th biannual London Photo Festival which takes place in October; photographers are invited to submit their work now.
“We created the London Photo Festival in 2011 to showcase up and coming talent and to provide new and emerging photographers with an opportunity to exhibit their work, have it professionally appraised and sell their work to the public. We will be holding our 7th Festival in October and we hope to continue to grow and promote photographers from around the globe,” said Emma Mapp and Kit Shah, Co-founders of the London Photo Festival.
October 2013’s Judge, Zoe Whishaw, commercial photographer, editor and art director, formerly of Getty Images will be hosting a Master Class on “Commercial Travel Photography: Considerations and Practice” and tickets can be obtained directly from the Festival’s website. This October’s Judge will be announced in due course.
The London Photo Festival continues to help, support and launch the careers of photographers:
May’s “Best in Show’s” winner was Mark Heathcote’s ‘Spotted on the Underground judged by Colin O’Brien’. Mark Heathcote commented; “I have attended the two previous Festivals and have been consistently impressed with the quality of the submissions and the opportunity given to emerging photographers to showcase their work in such an incredible venue. This festival is a must see for anyone interested in photography, and being a part of the 2014 festival gave me great pride; winning first place was unexpected and a great honour, especially since this was my first exhibition. Thank you to all the organisers for giving myself and everyone else the opportunity to showcase their work. I very much look forward to the next one.”
15th October: Private View (6.00pm-8.00pm)
16th October: Festival (10.30am – 6.00pm) and Zoe’s Master Class 6.30pm-9.30pm
17th October: Festival (10.30am – 8.00pm) and Click ‘n Clique Evening 6.00pm-8.00pm
18th October: Festival (10.30am – 6.00pm)
The Crypt (St George the Martyr Church), Borough High Street, London SE1 1JA
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In years gone by, travel was more about pilgrimage as a religious journey with pilgrims seeking a change in their lives. Then there was the Grand Tour with the elite classes indulging on educational and cultural expeditions. Nowadays travel is all about escape, experience and discovery in the hope we can leave something behind as we explore unfamiliar lands, forging new memories and learning that bit more about ourselves.
This interactive evening workshop explores how the communication industry uses travel imagery as a means to communicate these ideas and emotions. We’ll explore:
- What type of imagery is most commonly sought after and why?
- What are the markets for travel imagery?
- How does advertising uses travel imagery?
- What are the attributes of successful commercial travel images?
- How can images get seen and ideally used?
When: 16th October 2014
Times: 6.30pm – 9.30 pm (including half hour ‘meet and mingle’ at the end)
Where: The Crypt, Borough High Street, London SE1 1JA
Cost: Previous exhibitors (including October 2014) £25; non-exhibitors £35
Places are limited and early booking is advised.
Zoe Whishaw is a Commercial Photography Consultant and mentor providing creative direction and strategic advice for photographers and photo agencies (www.zoewhishaw.com). She is an expert in the visual language of stills photography within commercial contexts and she has judged international photography competitions, including Wildlife Photographer of the Year, STA Travel Photo Competition, the Association of Photographers Open Awards and the 2011 annual Association of Photographers Awards and the London Photo Festival, October 2013.