London Independent Photography 26th Annual Exhibition
RAN 21 OCTOBER - 2 NOVEMBER 2014
Welcome to London Independent Photography's 26th Annual Exhibition! Each year this is the highlight of our group's calendar - a must-see event for anyone interested and involved with photography in London.
This year we received approximately 600 submissions from 122 LIP members, with about 100 images accepted for exhibition from 51 photographers. The prints were selected by Stuart Franklin, Sophy Rickett and Bill Jackson, and showcase the diversity and breadth of talent within our group. The impartial selection process is key to the exhibition's success, as every LIP member has an equal chance to exhibit.
EMBASSY TEA GALLERY is owned by Artists Studio Company Limited (ASC), a major registered charity that exists to support visual artists, promote art and educate the public in the arts.
A selection of work from the exhibition:
About the Selectors
STUART FRANKLIN is an internationally renowned photographer, member of Magnum Photos and a former President of Magnum Photos (2006-2009). His photographic career began working for the Sunday Times and Sunday Telegraph Magazine then later with Agence Presse Sygma in Paris. After joining Magnum Photos in 1985, it was during the course of 1989 that Stuart took his acclaimed photographs of the Beijing Tiananmen Square demonstrations which featured in Time Magazine and later earned him a World Press Award.
Projects have included co-curating the Noorderlicht Photo Festival in 2009 with an exhibition entitled 'Point of No Return' on the continuing conflict in Gaza; embarking in the filming of his first long form documentary 'Runners' in 2010; completing a long-term landscape project 'Narcissus' exhibited during 2012/13 in two locations in Norway, London, Paris and Edinburgh. Stuart has published numerous books including 'Footprint: Our Landscape in Flux' (Thames and Hudson, 2008). www.stuartfranklin.com
SOPHY RICKETT is a visual artist working with photography, video installation, sound and text. Her work has featured in numerous exhibitions both in the UK and internationally. Solo exhibitions include Kettle's Yard, Cambridge; Chateau de Lichtenberg, Alsace; Arnolfini, Bristol; De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill; Ffotogallery Cardiff; Nichido Contemporary,Tokyo. Group exhibitions include Baltic 39, Newcastle; Two Temple Place, London; Pompidou, Paris; MOMA, Moscow. Public collections include the FRAC Alsace; Pompidou, Paris; Federal Reserve, Washington; Government Art Collection, London. She is a tutor on the MA programme in Photography at LCC, and she lives and works in London.
Sophy Rickett at LCC
BILL JACKSON is a photographer and former LIP member who has won many international awards for his work in recent years. He is the first photographer as far as records show, to receive three RPS International Print Awards. His work has been hung in exhibitions worldwide including at The National Portrait Gallery, The Photographers Gallery, London, The Brno Museum, Prague and the Museum Of Contemporary Arts in Argentina. His work is in many private and public collections. www.billjackson.biz
CHRISTINE SANTA ANA will coordinate the hanging of this year's show.
Christine is an Independent Curator with a background in photography. In 2011, she cofounded Underground Gallery which she ran for two years, curating over 25 exhibitions and working with many talented artists. From this experience she was kindly awarded a scholarship to study a Master's degree, which she has just completed with distinction. Christine currently produces pop up exhibitions with photography magazine Of The Afternoon, which take place every three months, throughout cities in the UK and is planning international shows for next year. christinesantaana.tumblr.com
For any enquiries contact the LIP Exhibition Organiser