The inaugural London Photo Festival will be taking place from 27th – 29th October in The Crypt (opposite Borough underground station) with the aim of providing amateur, enthusiast and semi- professional photographers with the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work while also gaining valuable professional feedback.
Co-organised by the founders of Abitoffthemapp Photography and HCK Photography the programme runs over three days and will begin with a Private View on the Thursday evening. The exhibition will then be open to the public during Friday and Saturday and will host a networking evening for the photographic community on Friday evening.
Over 30 exhibitors are expected to take advantage of the festival to expand their market of customers and to build on their industry network.
Organisers are hoping that the festival will quickly become an annual fixture on the photographers’ calendar and that it grows to be London’s most prominent photo festival recognised for introducing new talent to the market.
Speakers, supporters and sponsors include Sal Shuel (an expert in copyright), Frui, Zoom In Photography, Photofusion and Shirley Read (author and lecturer in photography at Citylit, London) as the Guest of Honour at the Private View on evening of 27th October.
Shirley Read will be judging the ‘Best in Show’ competition, selecting her favourite two photographs from the exhibition and awarding the lucky winners fabulous prizes and prizes will also be up for grabs in the London Photo Festival’s very own f/factor competition as voted for by the public during the festival.
The Crypt is opposite Borough station, a five minute walk from London Bridge station and the world famous Borough Market. Come along to see the work of, meet and be inspired by the most talented photographers of tomorrow. Who knows you might just find that elusive piece of art that you’ve been looking for by the next Testino, Cartier-Bresson or Liebovitz….
[box]27th – 29th October 2011
Venue: The Crypt, Borough High St, London SE1 1JA Private View: 7pm-10pm, 27th October
Entry to the London Photo Festival is free and will be open from 10am to 7pm on Friday and Saturday. Further details for visitors and exhibitors can be found at www.londonphotofestival.org