Short Report from the AGM

Welcome to Adrian Capps who was elected as Chair of London Independent Photography for a term of two years. He plans to build on past successes to bring LIP into the centre of the photographic community in London.  By strengthening links amongst our membership and growing ties with other photographic institutions in the city, Adrian hopes to maintain LIP’s mission from it’s beginning, to “instruct , inform and inspire.”

Many thanks to outgoing Chair Brian Keane, who at the AGM four years ago volunteered for the position. He initiated redesign of the LIP magazine and website, modernizing and greatly improving both which resulted in a doubling of the LIP membership.

We are very grateful to Louise Forrester for all her design work on the last several issues of the magazine. She is leaving the position to focus her attentions on running the Viewfinder Gallery in Greenwich. Welcome to Anita Chandra who is our new magazine designer.

We thank Avril Harris our outgoing Exhibitions Organiser,  for her work coordinating many successful group exhibitions and for being instrumental in obtaining the Cotton Atrium space. John Stead who has worked as her assistant for the past two exhibitions will replace her, with assistance from Melany Darke, Brigitte Flock and Susanna Suovalkama,

Posthumous thanks to Mary Dunkin for her contribution as Programme Organiser. And to Julie Long and Heather Martin who stepped in to take over when Mary became ill. They have agreed to continue.