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Congratulations to Jacek Obloj 1st Runner Up #LPF October 2013 on being a winner #streetphotography #competition @LeicaRumors #photography

Jacek exhibited at our October 2013 Festival and came a well deserved 1st Runner Up with his incredible image of a tailor at work in London and now one of his images has been selected as the final 20 street photography images to be exhibited at the Leica Gallery in Warsaw.

“The London Photo Festival gave me a chance to exhibit my work for the first time to a wider audience. I was so happy that actually my picture won 1st runner up prize! Everything was so well organised, audience was great and I made many friends.”

Congratulations to Jacek and we hope to see you back at the Festival one day!

Jacek’s winning image:-

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Why not enter our street photography competition. Cash prizes and an exhibition are up for grabs – details here

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Success Story: Previous #London #Photo #Festival exhibitor Chris Gravett #photography #LPF #Nepal #CrowdFunder @LeFlic17

I met Emma and Kit just before London Photo Festival was first launched. It was 2011 and I had recently given up my day job to become a photographer full time, well actually a photography student (mature). Taking part as an exhibitor in those first exhibitions gave me first hand experience of exhibiting, selling my work and more importantly introduced me to a new broad network of London photographers, critics and media. Emma and Kit were always accommodating and flexible in their support. I can honestly say the London Photo Festival experiences helped me a great deal in my development as a documentary photographer

After four years of studying photography at the University of Westminster as a mature student I have recently graduated with a 1st ( exceeding all my expectations). I am now embarking on my new career as a documentary/social documentary photographer. In 2013/14 I completed a project “Twenty Days Later” – a short video and exhibition on the aftermath of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Savar, Bangladesh. My film was adopted by the Bangladesh Accord an organisation working to improve conditions in Bangladesh’s garment industry. The success of that project encouraged me to focus on documentary photography.

I have now embarked on a project to document the impact of aid agencies six months after a series of earthquakes struck Nepal. I am self funding the project as without a track record gaining commissions is quite a challenge. Hopefully exposure from this project and publication of my book “Gravette The Heart of Hometown America” in 2016 will ultimately establish a level of personal credibility enabling me to secure commission/financial backing for future projects.
In the meantime I am hoping to raise a contribution to the cost of Project Nepal through a CrowdFunder.
So I am inviting you (or your company) to be part of the project, an opportunity to pledge support for the project and receive rewards for doing so.
Please take a moment to checkout Chris’ project: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/nepal-six-months-later and we wish him the best of luck in his future career as a documentary photographer and hope he still visits us at the LPF!
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LPG News: We are mentioned in a photography book!

Congratulations to Mark A Paulda, a regular London Photo Festival exhibitor and member of the London Photo Gallery, whose photography book, El Paso 120: Edge of Southwest has been published and is available in Waterstones & Amazon in the UK from 30th October.  The London Photo Gallery also receives a lovely mention on the cover!

Mark Paulda, accomplished photographer and wandering wayfarer, doesn’t just showcase scenery in El Paso 120; he makes a powerful statement: “El Paso is not at the edge but instead at the very center of some remarkably amazing landscape.” Paulda subverts the notion that El Paso is merely a desert city in the middle of nowhere by taking his audience on journeys to striking destinations within a 120-mile radius of the border city. Alongside photographs of mountainous locales like the Hueco Tanks, Paulda includes photos of such variety that some might not believe these locales are within a two-hour drive of El Paso. The breathtaking White Sands of the Tularosa Basin are only ninety-five miles to the north; the untouched rivers, delta, and lake of Elephant Butte, merely one hundred and twenty miles away. Paulda has captured these and many more stunning settings in gorgeous color. By capturing the magnitude of these sublime landscapes with aerial shots, and bringing viewers to the heart of each scene with ground shots, Paulda reveals the grandeur of a terrain that, for many of us, has been off the map.

Screenshot 2014-08-20 09.14.43 Paulda_EP120_cover

 


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Previous LPF Exhibitor gets solo exhibition!

Andrew Hawkes, a previous exhibitor at the London Photo Festival and successful seller has go on to get his first solo show at The Strand Gallery in London:

‘”I can actually say this first solo exhibition is all down to exhibiting at the London Photo festival. I was like a “normal” photographer taking photos and leaving them on their hard drive and just showing the photos to my friends, family and work mates who was telling me that the photos was good enough to sell. Then I saw an ad for your first exhibition and thought I would like to enter a photo but didn’t have the confidence to enter. With people still telling me to do it I then put some photos into your second exhibition. I was very shocked when you tweeted that I’ve sold one then selling a second one on the final day.  It has been a great learning experience for me.”

Andrew’s exhibition will run from  14th October – 19th October at The Strand Gallery, John Adams Street, London WC2N 6BP.

© Andrew Hawkes Light Streaks into London

© Andrew Hawkes Light Streaks into London


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LPF Exhibitor Sets up Photography Club

Are you interested in photography?

At Southlands Arts Centre, (75 The Green West Drayton Middlesex UB7 7PW), we are holding the Southlands Photography Club.

This is due to start on Sunday 4th May and our meetings will be on the 1st Sunday of the each month.

The club will be an opportunity to share ideas, ask questions, and gain experience in this great field of the arts photography.

It is open to everyone regardless of experience, and people who have no experience are most welcome too. We want to cover Film photography as well as digital photography, and the more experienced members of the group will enjoy sharing their skills with newcomers. (Devoted shutterbugs can be eager to share their work with an interested community).

The initial agenda for the club will be to discuss upcoming photography adventures, such as a monthly assignment for all to be involved, future photo competitions, the possibility of exhibiting our photos.

All ideas and suggestions are more than welcome, there are so many branches of interest, such as nature photography, portraiture, landscape, street photography and pet portraiture, just to name a few which can all be discussed for our club.

Being a member of the Southlands Photo Club you will receive a monthly email with all upcoming events to do with photography and get to share information and show off your work.

The club is intended as, a fun, enjoyable environment for the learning and practicing the craft of photography, so whether you are an amateur, a professional, someone with no experience, or somewhere in between, all are welcome.

At some point, one of the club’s members, will be talking about his own experience with photography and his disability, even though his Cerebral Palsy makes his hands shake, he will discuss how he overcome this and manages to enjoy and love taking photos.

So what’s stopping you? If you need more information on the Southlands Photography Club, then you can email me at roryliam1@hotmail.com or call 01895 580 148 Leave a message and I will get back to you.

Have a Look at the web site for Southlands Arts Centre http://www.southlandsarts.co.uk

rory