Active Satellite Groups & Contact Details

Topic Groups

To better accommodate the interests of members, LIP encourages the formation of satellite groups based on specific photographic genres, approaches or areas of concern. To set up a topic-focused group, please contact our Chair or our satellite co-ordinator to discuss your ideas and find out how to start a new group. At present there is just one such group but we would welcome more.

Crossing Lines

Crossing Lines is a collaboration with Goldsmiths Centre for Urban and Community Research. We encourage contributions in the broad field of Urban Photography. We are interested in both methods and outcomes of working within the urban sphere; in theory as well as practice. We challenge current practice & current thought & how we represent our conclusions.

If your photographic interest lies within the urban realm (however defined or represented) you will be made very welcome.

Contact: John Levett john.levett1@gmail.com

Meeting: First Wednesday of every month, 6pm to 8pm

Meeting place: Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths College, New Cross
Currently Room 302 on third floor. Any change of room will be notified or signposted

Media available: Any medium or format can be accommodated.
Video should be flagged-up before the meeting.

Local Groups

Local groups are broadly generalist in outlook but vary in character and emphasis. LIP members may well attend several groups or cross London to attend the one that best suits them.

Barnes

The group convenes informally with a new theme every month and is mostly composed of locals with a keen interest in amateur photography. Formed at the beginning of 2016, we have already successfully put on our inaugural exhibition, entitled Lucidity. Our interests vary, however, thematically speaking we often look for dichotomies in the world around us.

Contact: Darius Nikbin dnikbin@hotmail.com

Meeting: Last Tuesday of every month

Meeting place: Lowther Mansions, Barnes, London SW13
(corner Church Road / Castelnau)

Maximum number for a meeting: 10

Media available: Ultra-High Definition Screen, prints

Carshalton

A new group is proposed to begin activity in the early autumn of 2017. Details to come but please enquire now if you are interested.

Contact: Kevin Newman knewman@ok2print.co.uk

Central London

The Central Group has a wide range of members, and we welcome new ones at any time. Some are experienced photographers, others just starting out. What we have in common is using photography thoughtfully, imaginatively, and often experimentally, to reflect and communicate. The group is interested in what the photograph is about and why you made it; not so much in how. We run a successful annual exhibition.

Contact: Hugh Look hl@futureglance.com

Meeting: Monthly on a Wednesday. Usually, but not always, the last Wednesday of the month. Please contact Hugh Look for the schedule

Meeting place: The Artworkers Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury WC1N 3AT
Bell will be labelled ‘LIP’ – Go to first floor.

Media available: Projector, books and prints

Crouch End

Meeting monthly, a small but active group discusses of projects and gives advice and critique of work. There is an annual exhibition and group members participate in other groups and shows. The present meeting place is temporary so please contact for further information.

Contact: Eva Turrell turrell.eva@gmail.com

Dulwich/Sydenham

This group is no longer active as of November 2016
Contact Yoke Matze with any questions yoke12@yokematze.plus.com

Ealing

We meet monthly. Our activities are designed to bring together photographers with different levels of interests and expertise who are interested in developing their personal approach to photography. At most meetings some of the group will bring work to show and get feedback. From time to time the group undertakes a challenge together and exhibits together on a regular basis.

Contact: Robin Segulem robin@segulem.com

Meeting: First Tuesday of month from 7:30pm

Meeting place: Upstairs at the Forester, 2 Leighton Road, Ealing W13 9EP

Media available: Monitor/prints

Greenwich

Bring pics. Talk about them. Expect & get responses. Meet nice people. Go home happy. We usually have four presenters for each meeting. This allows each photographer about thirty minutes to present & get constructive feedback.

The gallery frequently has a fresh photographic exhibition on display & this often acts as a focal point for additional discussion.

Contact: John Levett john.levett1@gmail.com

Meeting: Third Wednesday of every month, 6pm to 8pm

Meeting place: The Greenwich Gallery, Linear House, Peyton Place, London
SE10 8RS (On Royal Hill)

Putney

The Putney group was formed in 2010 and has around 25 active members. We are a friendly group and open to anyone with an interest in photography, whatever the standard.

Contact: Andrew Wilson aw@unity-publishing.co.uk

Meeting: 7.30pm on the third Tuesday of each month except August and December when we don’t hold a meeting

Meeting place: Dungarvan Avenue, West Putney, SW15 5QU

Maximum number for a meeting: 20

Media available: Projection used for display of images

Cost: None unless a speaker has been invited, when members will be advised in advance

Queens Park

We are a small group that attempts to explore new ways of looking at photography. It certainly helps to have a theme (of your own) to be shooting to rather than just random collections of pics.

Contact: Simon Butcher simon@zebu.co.uk

Meeting: First Tuesday of every month

Meeting place: West Hampstead Community Centre, Dornfell Street, NW6

Maximum number for a meeting: 16

Media available: Projection or prints

Cost: £2

Ruislip Metroland

Ruislip group represents photographers with a wide range of interests. Our primary objective is to provide a supportive environment for members to develop their skills. Usually our monthly meetings include a group mentoring element where we help members with their project work. Group discussions also embrace a wide range of topics from tradional print making through to book making.

Contact: Robert Davies robertd299@yahoo.co.uk

Meeting: Fourth Tuesday of each month. 7pm

Meeting place: Sharps Lane, Ruislip HA4 7JG

Maximum number for a meeting: 12

Media available: Projection, pc, prints

Cost: Voluntary donation to cover expenses

Shoreditch

LIP Shoreditch is a relaxed and welcoming space in which to show and discuss any type of photography with a range of colleagues at all stages of their development. We encourage those showing work to ask questions of the group that will help them to improve and move forward. We often collaborate on projects in small groups and this can lead to a fruitful cross fertilization of ideas.

Contact: Roland Ramanan  rolandramanan@hotmail.com

Meeting: Normally the last Tuesday of the month, 6.30 for a 7pm start

Meeting place: Top floor, 10 Bells Pub, 84 Commercial Street, E1 6LY

Maximum number for a meeting: 20

Media available: Projector, laptop, screen, prints

Cost: The room is free but we will ask for a contribution towards food platters if we have to pre-order them.

West Wickham

Contact: Sam Tanner samt@waitrose.com

Meeting: Approximately monthly – contact Sam for details

Meeting place: Braemar Gardens, West Wickham, BR4 0JN

Maximum number for a meeting: 6

Media available: Prints or bring own laptop