LIP has a new Chair! Hugh Look hands over to Gill Golding

London Independent Photography is excited to welcome Gill Golding as our new Chair. She takes over the position from Hugh Look, who served from 2013.

We are grateful to Hugh for his time commitment in overseeing LIP’s activity development, and for his support of our inclusive founding values. Hugh graciously offered calm and steady guidance during our committee meetings, and great enthusiasm in his interactions with members. His contribution over the past three years is deeply appreciated.

A letter from Hugh:

I’m delighted to be able to hand over the role of Chair of LIP to Gill Golding with immediate effect. Gill has been a member of LIP since 2012 and regularly attends the Crossing Lines satellite group, where she plays an active role. She is an urban photographer, and has completed an MA in Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Gill is already heavily involved in photography, and brings a strong record of success in her work with UrbanPhotoFest, both as a member of the Steering Group and also as the Competition Organiser; she initiated and launched the new, annual UrbanPhotoFest Open photography competition which was hugely successful. Gill participated in judging the 2016 UPF Open with Paul Halliday from Goldsmiths and Rut Blees Luxemburg. She recently co-founded Urban Photographers Brighton, formed to become a hub of the Urban Photographers Association.

Gill is a former teacher and head teacher, and continues as an educationist.

She believes that one of her main responsibilities will be to help LIP increase its revenue and membership. She will be looking at links with other organisations to form partnerships that encourage people to participate, learn and get involved.

LIP’s Committtee has co-opted Gill to act as Chair until the end of the year, when (like all the Committee) she will stand for election at the AGM.

I wish Gill every success as LIP’s new Chair. I’ve very much enjoyed my own time as Chair, and especially the chance it has given me to meet many of our members: I would like to thank all of them for the different contributions they make to LIP’s success, and especially the Committee and the volunteers who support different aspects of the Committee’s work. Without their tireless work we wouldn’t have a magazine, an exhibition, workshops, talks and lectures, a website, or indeed any of the activities that LIP’s members value and enjoy. We all owe them not only our thanks but also any help and support that we can give to them and our new Chair.

Hugh Look