LIP Annual Exhibition update – June 2020

The 32nd Annual Exhibition has been postponed until Autumn 2021. The open call to all members “LIP Chronicles: Life Under Lockdown” will go ahead.

For the month of November 2020 there will be a selected display of members’ work responding to the following brief:
“LIP Chronicles: Life under Lockdown”.

It will be an inclusive exhibition. We are inviting members to submit images for consideration taken during Lockdown, as members within the community have all been affected by Lockdown, each having a unique response.

Please do add your voice to this photographic conversation.

From submissions there will be a selected online exhibition of members’ work. A book will also be published of selected work to accompany the exhibition. Submissions are open from 13 July until midnight 14 August 2020. Each member will be able to submit up to 5 images and from those each member would have at least 1 with a maximum of 3 images exhibited and included in the publication. We will also be asking each member to submit an artist statement to accompany the image(s).

There will be an entry fee to submit your images to “LIP Chronicles: Life Under Lockdown”, this will entitle each submitting member to a copy of the published book of the exhibited work. Complete Terms & Conditions to follow shortly.

Each member can submit up to 5 (single images, a series or a combination of both) high resolution files of which at least 1 with a maximum of 3 will be chosen for the online exhibition and inclusion in the book. These images must have been taken during the UK Lockdown for Covid-19; dates from 23 March up until and including 14 August 2020 at midnight.

Any questions please contact
Colleen Rowe Harvey at

Worldwide Pinhole Day

© David Malarkey

David Malarkey reminds us that as things are being postponed all round the world and members will be unable to get together or go out and about to satisfy their photographic urges –
Worldwide Pinhole Day still seems to be active. It’s always on the last Sunday in April, so this year it’s on the 26th April 2020.
You can take a pinhole picture anywhere, even indoors and anyone can improvise a pinhole camera from simple domestic materials. It can be made on film or digitally, just as you please.
Submission is all on-line so there’s no need to break social distancing rules. It’s something we can all do.
The website is:

Mick Williamson – Honorary Life Member

The committee are delighted to announce that they have awarded Mick Williamson Honorary Life Membership of LIP.
Mick was in charge of the Photography Section, Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design, retiring to pursue his personal photographic interests in 2018. He has been a friend and supporter of LIP for very many years and has given us workshops, reviewed members’ portfolios, and selected work for LIP exhibitions. He was instrumental in establishing the joint talks programme between LIP and London Metropolitan University (Sir John Cass) and that relationship continues today in association with his successor.
Mick is friendly and approachable, a fund of much oral photographic history, and, if you are fortunate enough to have him look at your work, can be relied upon to offer insightful comments which are always supportive and delivered with a smile.

Click here to visit Mick’s website

Back a 100 limited edition book of B&W photography from New York!

Street photography is an intense, meditative, observational activity, whose text equivalent is the Japanese poetry form, Haiku. Both street photography and Haiku are a borne of immersion in the moment. A classical Haiku has two lines that note an observation, usually from nature and a third that ‘cuts’ that observation, the character of the ‘cutting’ being the essence of the art form.

My practice of street photography attempts the same, a moment, captured, but a second darker, mysterious, meaning that cuts.

New York City must be one of the most photographed places on the planet. It is part of our cultural heritage. However, it is also one one the most diverse, energetic and down-right eccentric places it is possible to see. It’s changing moods and happenings as varied as it’s weather. I have been ‘passing through’ the city from my home in London for the best part of 20 years and over the past 7 years have been aiming to capture some of the feelings that a deep observation of the New York City street affords, both in images and complementary Haikiu.
Brendan Delaney
Visit Website.

Annual Reports for 2020 AGM

The LIP AGM was held on Saturday 18 January at The Crypt St James’s Church 197 Piccadilly 12.30-5.00pm.
LIP members can read the annual reports from the committee by logging in and accessing the Members Area.

A new look for Events

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The change has been made to simplify posting of upcoming events and to easily maintain an archive of past events.
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