RPS Weekend Event: Concerning Photography

The Contemporary Group of the Royal Photographic Society are holding their sixth annual weekend event, featuring seven speakers in Sheffield. The speakers are Paul Reas, Melanie Manchot, Chris Coekin, Melinda Gibson, Liz Hingley, Zelda Cheadle and Peter Mitchell.

The event run the weekend of 16-17 May at Sheffield Hallam University, and is open to all photographers whether members of the RPS or not. Full event details are in the programme (PDF)

Email Avril Harris for booking details.

2014 Janet Hall Memorial Lecture: Mishka Henner

Mishka Henner photo
Unknown Site, Noordwijk aan Zee, South Holland.
From the series Dutch Landscapes, 2011 by Mishka Henner

LIP is pleased to announce our 2014 Janet Hall Memorial Lecture with Mishka Henner, taking place the evening of Friday, 17th October.

This special event is organised in partnership with the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University, and is a part of Photomonth 2014. We will shortly announce a full-day Symposium event to follow Saturday, 18th October, which will include a ticket to this lecture.

Each year we invite LIP members and the public to a unique lecture and conversation with a highly celebrated photographer. This year guests will enjoy a talk by Mishka Henner on his projects, career and influences, and will have the opportunity to ask questions about his work following the lecture.

The Janet Hall Memorial Lecture takes place each year in memory of LIP’s co-founder member Janet Hall who passed away in 2005. She was our energetic, original program organiser and a driving force in establishing London Independent Photography in 1987. The sale of her photographic equipment, bestowed to the group, made the original Janet Hall lecture possible. Previous speakers have included Martin Parr, Brian Griffin, Simon Norfolk, Roger Ballen and Mark Power.

Click here for full details and to register.

LIP 26th Annual Exhibition – Call for Entries!

LIP 26 Annual Exhibition

The 2014 exhibition runs 21 OCTOBER – 2 NOVEMBER 2014 at EMBASSY TEA GALLERY in Bankside.
Read all about our call for entries here!

The LIP Annual Exhibition, now in its 26th year, aims to provide a platform for members to exhibit their best work – to be viewed by each other and the general public. The growth of our membership makes for even more exciting and interesting shows, year after year. All members have an excellent opportunity to participate, by submitting work for review by our independent selectors, Sophy Rickett and Bill Jackson.

We’re really looking forward to exhibiting in a new venue for us this year – The Embassy Tea Gallery, located at 195-205 Union Street, London SE1 0LN. Occupying an entire floor of the historic James Ashby Tea and Coffee Warehouse in Bankside SE1, the Embassy Tea Gallery is owned by Artists Studio Company Limited (ASC), a major registered charity that exists to support visual artists and educate the public in the arts.

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

David Malarkey photo
David Malarkey photo

This year’s Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day is 27th April 2014.

Anyone, anywhere in the world, who makes a pinhole photograph on the last Sunday in April, can scan and upload to the website where it will become part of the annual Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day celebration’s online gallery. This is not a photo contest. There are no good or bad pictures. Every pinhole photograph is unique. Choose one image you love and you want to share with others!

See full details at

AGM 2013 and End of Year Social

Monday 2 December 2013
The Artworkers’ Guild
6 Queen Square
London WC1N 3AT
6:30pm start

The LIP Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 2 December, starting at 6:30pm. This year we will be meeting at the Artworkers’ Guild – a fascinating and original venue, and very central.

We’ve listened to your feedback from last year’s meeting and have changed the format so that the formal business won’t take as long. This means there will be plenty of time to meet your friends, get to know other members and enjoy a slideshow of the best of LIP members’ work – not to mention food and wine in beautiful surroundings.

The formal agenda and other relevant documentation for the AGM itself will be published soon. We will be electing the committee for the year, hearing from the officers, and discussing anything members want to raise, as well as outlining plans for next year. This will be a good chance to hear about some new ideas and new challenges we are setting ourselves.

It’s always a great evening, and we’re looking forward to seeing many members there – it’s a pleasant but valuable way to make a contribution to LIP as well as having a good time!

Upcoming: Urban Photo Fest


Urban Photo Fest
3-12 October 2013
Various locations, London

LIP has partnered with UPF once again for this festival, now in its second year. Events are organised in collaboration with partners throughout London, with contributions from photographers, artists, filmmakers and urban researchers. The theme is Urban Materiality, a concept embracing the physical fabric of the urban environment, with a programme including events featuring and facilitated by LIP members Hugh Look, John Levett, Michael Rodgers, Nick Scammell, Peter Luck and Judith Jones.

Also in collaboration, The Royal Photographic Society is hosting an open competition in advance with four themes: abstraction; architecture; objects; environment. There are some nifty prizes on offer and the clock’s ticking down. Details here: and for full registration and entry, see the RPS Competition site at

A full-day conference will be on at Tate Britain, and a symposium held at the British Library. For full event details see