Monthly Archives: October 2012

LIP Featured Photographer of the Day: Anne Clements

Photographer: Anne Clements
Title: Peggy
Website: Anne Clements

The 24th London Independent Photography Annual Exhibition will be on display at the Strand Gallery between 16th – 27th October 2012.

LIP Featured Photographer of the Day: Asheline Appleton

Photographer: Asheline Appleton
Title:  School Day
Website:  Asheline Appleton

The 24th London Independent Photography Annual Exhibition will be on display at the Strand Gallery between 16th – 27th October 2012.

Terry O’Neill Award Feature: Kenneth O Halloran

Documentary photographer Kenneth O Halloran won first prize for last year’s  Terry O’Neill Award with his series Fair Trade; a vibrantly witty yet tender portrait of Irish traveller life.


O Halloran writes:
Fairs are more than places of trade in Ireland. Women regard them as occasions worth dressing up for, often with great care, lending a kind of delicacy to the day, a femininity to counterweigh the spit-in-the-hand dealings of the men folk. There is a vibrancy of colour, red hair, freckles and a range of ensembles guaranteed, at the very least, to attract your notice.

Many of these are travelling people, part of an ancient tribe of Gaelic nomads who have never remained in one spot for very long despite numerous integration attempts by settled society. Though they lead very simple and basic lives they have a reputation for ostentation and pomp in marking certain occasions.

But there’s business to be done. On days like these horses and ponies are their stocks and shares; the towns and squares of Ireland morph into their trading floors. In the aftermath of the Celtic Tiger, seen by many as a vacuous and immoral age, these old meeting grounds are flourishing arenas of openness & transparency.

Kenneth is a Dublin based freelance photographer who has worked for publications including the New York Times, the Financial Times & Le Monde.  Since winning the award in 2011, Kenneth has started an MFA in Photography at the University of Ulster where he is studying under Donovan Wylie and Paul Seawright.

The deadline for submitting entries for this years award is November 22nd. You can submit your photographic series digitally via: www.oneillaward.com

Shortlisted entries and winners will be exhibited at The Strand Gallery between 18th – 31st January 2013.

Coming Up: Sylvanian Families – A Study in Art

It’s half-term and the Strand Gallery will be hosting an exhibition of artworks for the well loved toy brand Sylvanian Families who celebrate their 25th birthday this year.

All pieces will be available for sale via an auction with proceeds going to The Toy Trust to help disadvantaged children and families.

For more information, details on the exhibition and how to get involved please email Sylvanianart@evolution-pr.co.uk.

Sylvanian Families – A Study in Art will be showing at The Strand Gallery between 30th October – 4th November.

LIP Featured Photographer of the Day: Ewa Mago Lachowicz


Photographer: Ewa Mago Lachowicz
Title: Taken from the series “Portraits in wet plate collodion” – Mabu
Website: www.ewalachowicz.com

The 24th London Independent Photography Annual Exhibition will be on display at the Strand Gallery between 16th – 27th October 2012.

Terry O’Neill Award Feature: Antony Crossfield

In 2008 photographic artist Antony Crossfield scooped first prize for the Terry O’Neill Award with his series Foreign Body; a collection of figurative photomontages exploring the relationship between the body and identity.

Working from figurative drawings, Crossfield creates composite photographs through a meticulous process of  digital manipulation. The result lies somewhere between the haunting theatre of Gregory Crewdson’s photographic tableaux and the distorted flesh figures painted by Francis Bacon.


On the subject of his series, Crossfield writes:

The body is depicted as a place of interface between the subject and the other, rather than a protective envelope that defines and unifies our limits. The body’s boundaries are questioned and the closure and integrity of the self is placed in doubt, as is the stability of photography as a digital medium. The body is no longer the space that secures the idea of self, it is the domain where the self is contested and called into question.’

Since winning the Terry O’Neill Award, Crossfield has been busy making a new photographic body of work to be exhibited in 2013.

The deadline for submitting entries for this years award is November 22nd. You can submit your photographic series digitally via: www.oneillaward.com

Shortlisted entries and winners will be exhibited at The Strand Gallery between 18th – 31st January 2013.

LIP Featured Photographer of the Day: Gary Cohen

Photographer: Gary Cohen
Title: A Well Dressed Man
Website: www.streetographer.com

The 24th London Independent Photography Annual Exhibition will be on display at the Strand Gallery between 16th – 27th October 2012.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: The Terry O’Neill Awards

The deadline for the Terry O’Neill Awards is fast approaching. Established in 2007, the award has earned a reputation for championing the very best of new photographic talent boasting £3000, £1000 and £500 cash prizes.

The awards are unique in that entries are welcomed across a myriad of aesthetics and photographic genres with an aim to discover exceptional bodies of work that demonstrate a  strong use of narrative.

Every year the entries for this award get better and tougher to judge. I’m so proud that it attracts so much talent – and that those on the shortlist can use the award as a springboard to great careers.” ― Terry O’Neill

Winners and shortlisted entries will be on display at The Strand Gallery early next year. Over the next week, we will be looking back at past winners for inspiration so stay tuned…

 

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: London Independent Photography’s 24th Annual Exhibition

London Independent Photography is a 600 strong community organisation for amateur and professional photographers. 2012 marks LIP’s 24th Annual Exhibition, proudly showcasing new works from select LIP members championed by a prestigious and impartial judging panel – this year made of Wayne Ford, Homer Sykes & Helen Trompeteler.

In light of the occasion, we take a look back at some of our favourite photographs from the LIP exhibition archive…


20th Annual: Ellie Davies – Vantage Point 1.

21st Annual Exhibition: Surinder Singh – Dead Cities

22nd Annual Exhibiton: Rich Bunce – Untitled #7

23rd Annual Exhibition: Guy Sargent – Bedruthan Steps (Dawn I), Cornwall


24th Annual Exhibition: Sarah Hickson – from the series ‘Members of the Malian National Swimming Team, Bamako’ 1

The Strand Gallery is thrilled to be hosting the LIP annual for a third year in a row. This years selection is as vibrant and dynamic as ever, a true inspiration to emerging and established photographers alike.

London Independent Photography’s 24th Annual Exhibition will be showing at The Strand Gallery between the 16th – 27th October.

Creatures in Colour: AND THE WINNER IS…

Thanks to all who entered our Creatures in Colour competition.
We can now announce that the winner is…

LAURIE TRUEMAN!
Congratulations Laurie – this creature in colour has your name on it.

Due to the overwhelming number of entries, we have picked two runners up to receive posters from the show – so congratulations Jasmine Lee for 2nd prize and Sally Roycroft for 3rd.

Commiserations to everyone else who entered, we hoped you enjoyed the show and stay tuned for future competitions and giveaways.