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Seeking a Chair for London Independent Photography!

Chairperson

LIP IS IMMEDIATELY SEEKING A NEW CHAIRPERSON!

COULD THIS BE YOU?

The Chair’s role is primarily to ensure that our committee acts in the best interests of our membership. You may put forward a strategy for the future direction and development of LIP, in line with our founding ethos, and work with the committee to achieve its implementation.

Our (volunteer) Chair coordinates agendas throughout the year – for four committee meetings and the AGM – and chairs these meetings. In brief the Chair oversees LIP’s activities, and represents the committee and membership at events and externally with other organisations.

LIP relies on the participation of its members to keep our group running! Your generous time contribution will impact LIP’s future direction and give you leadership experience with one of London’s largest, longest-running photographic organisations.

Members can find out more about the role at this link (members’ login area):
members.londonphotography.org.uk/area/lip-role-descriptions/

Email us now to express your interest!

Secretary Wanted for London Independent Photography

Secretary wanted

LIP IS SEEKING A SECRETARY NOW to support our committee activities!

COULD THIS BE YOU?

In brief, our (volunteer) Secretary coordinates and circulates meeting agendas, reports and minutes for four committee meetings per year and our Annual General Meeting. As an elected committee member you also have the right to express your ideas and to vote on decisions that are made at meetings. You may also wish to offer your support in other group and committee activities.

Remember that LIP relies on the participation of its members to keep our group running! Your generous time contribution could impact LIP’s future direction and give you the experience of working with one of London’s largest, longest-running photographic organisations.

Members can find out more about the role at this link (members’ login area):
members.londonphotography.org.uk/area/lip-role-descriptions/

Email us now to express your interest!

Celine Marchbank’s Tulip: Publication update

Celine Marchbank Tulip

LIP member Celine Marchbank‘s Tulip – a heart-rending photographic portrayal of a daughter’s last weeks with her mother – has been published by Dewi Lewis after a successful crowdfunding campaign. Dewi Lewis Publishing is recognised as one of the leading photographic publishers in the world, and Celine is delighted that Tulip is now available to order.

In September 2009 Celine’s mother, Sue Miles, was diagnosed with lung cancer and a brain tumour. While trying to come to terms with the fact she was dying, Celine decided to document the time her mother had left by photographing during her last few months in her Camden home. She looked at the things that made Sue uniquely her; the details of the house she knew so well and the things she realised would also be gone when her mother was.

Her mother’s love of flowers was a beautiful part of her personality; the house was always full of them, and as she photographed them she realised they were symbolic of what was happening – they represented happiness, love, kindness and generosity, but also isolation, decay, and finally death.

The final project, Tulip, is named after her mother’s favourite flower, and has been exhibited around the UK and internationally. The work has been nominated for awards including the prestigious European Publishers Award and the Deutsche Bank Awards in 2011. It has featured in a range of magazines, including fLIP, and The Telegraph Magazine.

Alixandra Fazzina’s ‘A Million Shillings’ – Signed book offer

Fazzina

Alixandra Fazzina’s ‘Visualising Migration’ lecture on 25th November was a very successful night that had the audience wanting to hear more. Also on the evening all the books her publisher brought along sold out with not everyone able to get a copy.

Trolley Books is offering LIP members a signed copy of A Million Shillings by Alixandra Fazzine for £30 plus p&p – until 10th December!

About A Million Shillings
Across the Horn of Africa, war, abuse and poverty make millions miserable and drive thousands to attempt to flee. With land borders cut off or closed, and surrounded by conflict on all sides, one of the only means of escape is by sea. ‘A Million Shillings’ follows the journey of desperate emigrants, or ‘tahrib’, to their embarkation points with smugglers on the coast of Somalia, on a perilous voyage across the Gulf of Aden, and onward in the search for a better life. The cost is just $50, or one million Somali shillings. With a one in twenty chance of not making it to the other side alive, it is a price they must risk their lives for. Even then, it is a journey which for many will remain unfinished.

TO ORDER, contact Trolley Books on info@trolleybooks.com and mention LIP. They will then arrange payment (card or Paypal) and shipping.

Portfolio Clinic with Alina Kisina

Alina Kisina

LIP member Alina Kisina is offering a workshop, Portfolio Clinic: Preparing for a portfolio review. From her extensive experience of both receiving and giving portfolio reviews, Alina will offer feedback and guidance to photographers to identify what can be gained from a portfolio review and how to best prepare for them, including editing and presenting your work. 20-minute slots are available throughout the day, on a first-come basis. Advance booking is required. This event is part of East London Photomonth 2015.

31 October, 9am-5pm
Cost: £20
Booking:
info@alinakisina.co.uk

Chisenhale Arts Place
64-84 Chisenhale Rd
London E3 5QZ
Transport: Bethnal Green/Mile End/Bow stations

London Independent Photography at 2015 Urban Photo Fest

2015UPF

Four of London Independent Photography’s collectivity of photographers will be contributing to the 2015 Urban Photo Fest at Goldsmith’s College this Autumn. Urban Photo Fest is organised by Goldsmith’s Centre for Urban & Community Research in association with a variety of organisations including Tate Britain, LIP, PhotoFusion and Kingston University. This year’s overall theme at UPF is ‘Photography & the Street’.

A seminar entitled ‘Approaching the street: perspectives on social photography’ will be presented by Mo Greig, Peter Luck, Claire Reddleman & Anita Strasser.

The seminar offers an opportunity to gain an in-depth insight into the multiplicity of ways in which the street provides accommodation & removal, community & conflict, metaphor & memory, razing & resistance, testament & record. The session will be in two parts: Each photographer presents a formal illustrated introduction to the background, motivation & processes of their working practice, followed by an open viewing of their archive portfolios and informal discussion with the photographers in an adjoining room.

Monday 26th October 2015
Seminar 2.30-4.30pm
Open viewing & discussion 4.30-6pm

Free admission

At Richard Hoggart Building, Room 144 [Ground Floor]
Goldsmiths, University of London, SE14 6NW

There is a limit of 40 places available. For more information and to book, email John Levett john.levett1@gmail.com