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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

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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: www.urbanphotofest.org/competition.php and for full registration and entry, see the RPS Competition site at www.rps-upf.org.

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

fLIP magazine summer issue launch

fLIP magazine launch summer 2013

Thanks to all who braved the heat wave to get to the launch gathering for the INCIDENTAL summer issue of fLIP magazine!

It was terrific to meet many members joining for the first time and to see friendly familiar faces. Lots of interesting discussion was had about future LIP events and the upcoming 25th Annual Exhibition.

The issue is now available at the Photographers Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Whitechapel & Serpentine Gallery, Photofusion and more.

Upcoming: A Wider View

A Wider View
RPS Contemporary Group Weekend Event
Sat Oct 12 – Sun Oct 13, 2013
Reading College, Kings Road, Reading RG1 4HJ

The Contemporary Group of the RPS are holding their fifth annual weekend event featuring five professional photographers and a writer on photography as speakers. The event is open to all.

Speakers are: Jem Southam HonFRPS, Daniel Meadows HonFRPS, Marketa Luskacova, Dana Popa, Natasha Caruana and Francis Hodgson, who is a selector for LIP’s 25th Annual Exhibition this year.

For further details see the RPS Contemporary Group website and the booking form (PDF). Or contact Avril Harris, tel 020 8360 7996, email

Tim Mitchell awarded bursary to exhibit A Fish Out of Water

tim mitchell a-fish-out-of-water

Congratulations to LIP member Tim Mitchell who has been awarded a bursary from the Photofusion Salon 2012 for his documentary project A Fish out of Water, a photographic study of the breaking of the RFA Grey Rover (A269 of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary), Canada Docks, Liverpool 2010-2011.

Tim was one of four photographers to be invited to exhibit recent unseen work in the new annual exhibition Photofusion Select 2013. Photofusion Select will run from 3 – 30 May at Photofusion in Brixton, with a launch party and artist talk during the month. http://www.photofusion.org/newsletter/einvites/einvite0413.html

Jon Goldberg wins Environmental Video of the Year Award

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A big congratulations to LIP member Jonathan Goldberg for scooping a prize in the Environmental Photographer of the Year awards. The Environmental Video of the Year Award of £1,000, judged by Robert Harding World Imagery, was awarded to Jonathan for Shaking the Tree, which shows how one man inspired an army of fruit harvesters in his local community. See the video here on YouTube. The exhibition is on until 3 May at the Royal Geographical Society in London, before touring to Cumbria from 25 May – 1 September, and returning to London in Autumn 2013.