20th Annual Exhibition
This is the 21st year of LIP’s existence and the 20th year that an annual exhibition has been held. The exhibition runs from the 20th October to 1st November 2008 at the Cotton’s Atrium on the riverside close to London Bridge, SE1 2QE. Open daily 7.00am-9.00pm with Free Admission. Below is a preview selection of works in the exhibition.
To celebrate this significant year for LIP we have produced an exhibition catalogue featuring all photographs from the exhibition. The book is available for purchase online at Blurb. Click here for a preview and to order your copy!
We are very fortunate this year to have the following two selectors:
Clare Grafik is a curator at The Photographers' Gallery, London where she has been working since 2003. She has recently worked on exhibitions with David Brittain 'Found, Shared: The Magazine Photowork', with David Hurn on a retrospective of Keith Arnatt's photography, and with photographers Taryn Simon and Antoine d'Agata on solo exhibitions. Catalogue/exhibition projects include Cuny Janssen Finding Thoughts, Zineb Sedira Saphir and Keith Arnatt I'm a Real Photographer and she has written for magazines including Next Level, Art on Paper, and is a contributing editor to Contemporary Magazine. She is currently working on a history of The Photographers' Gallery book with art historian Helen James as the Gallery prepares to embark on its move from Great Newport Street into Soho.
Paul Hill is a photographer, journalist, author and teacher.
Born in 1941 in Ludlow, Shropshire, Paul Hill worked as a newspaper reporter from the late 1950s until he became a freelance photographer in 1965. As a photojournalist he worked for the Birmingham Post & Mail, The Guardian, The Observer, The Telegraph Magazine, and the BBC, amongst others.
He became a full-time lecturer in photography at Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham in 1974 where he was later appointed head of the Creative Photography course, the forerunner to all current student-centred higher education courses in the medium. Another notable achievement around this time was the establishment, with his wife, Angela, of The Photographers’ Place – the UK’s first residential photography workshop - at their Peak District home.
He has exhibited regularly since 1970 throughout the British Isles, Europe, North America, Japan and Australasia and is co- author (with Thomas J. Cooper) of Dialogue with Photography (1979/2005), Approaching Photography (1982/2004), and White Peak Dark Peak (1990). His work is in the art collections of, amongst others, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford; Arts Council England; Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm; Australian National Gallery, Canberra ; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Cleveland Museum of Art in the USA.
A former member of the Arts Council’s first photography committee in the 1970s,he helped set up the trend-setting Derby Festival of Photography in 1991 and was a director of East Midlands Arts for four years during the nineties.
A major influence on contemporary British photography, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in 1990, and four years later was awarded an MBE by The Queen for services to photography. Since 1995 he has been a professor at De Montfort University, Leicester, where he runs the MA in Photography course. The Paul and Angela Hill Archive was acquired in 2004 by Birmingham City Archives which houses one of the country’s major collections of photographs.