LIPs Talk: Street Talk

DATE: Tuesday 26th January, 2016
TIME: 19.00-20.30pm - Starts at 7pm prompt, followed by Q&A

Registration and drinks from 6.30pm

VENUE: Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design
Central House, London Metropolitan University

59-63 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7PF (MAP)
(Opposite Whitechapel gallery, outside Aldgate East tube station)

TICKETS: 5 online or at the door

LIP has launched a new programme of monthly talks, promising exciting speakers from within our own community and beyond, and covering inspiring, thought-provoking topics. January kicks off with 'Street Talk' - an evening on street photography with LIP members Roland Ramanan and CJ Crosland:

Roland Ramanan is a recent winner of theprintspace PhotoVoice 2015 Awards and was featured in Vice magazine with his Gillett Square project.

CJ Crosland emerged from the online Flickr group that was formed in 2010 for the Street Photography Now Project.

THE DISCUSSION: "It's not street just because it's taken on the street."

When is a street photo really 'street' and not just a bland lifestyle shot?

Street and documentary photographer Ramanan explores what the hardcore of the genre would consider 'good street' with examples from some of the masters. It's a debate that rages keenly among shooters, and he will give us his personal view.

Crosland is a self-taught artist and photographer who uses whatever experiences life brings, and seeks to capture the essence of the individual experience and the powerful emotions which are central to it. She says, "For me, street photography is about seeing the extra-ordinary in ordinary situations, creating art out of everyday moments and making pictures which show others how I experience the world. I am drawn to graphic compositions and also to emotion, whether that is expressed in the overall mood of the setting, or by subtleties of body language and expression."


LIPs Talk events are being held in partnership with the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University. They are informal and social, and open to LIP members and non-members alike, so bring your friends and join these two fabulous photographers. You'll leave the evening feeling inspired and with new perspectives - whether you're a photographer or not.