All posts tagged: events

Photo London: ‘We might begin to see 3D printing and augmented reality become collectible’

First established in 1970 by Angela Flowers in London’s West End, Flowers Gallery now has two central London locations – one in Mayfair and another in Shoreditch, along with a space in New York. The gallery currently represents 48 international artists working across a wide range of media. Flowers Gallery has been recognised for its engagement with important socio-cultural, political and environmental themes. We spoke to Director of the Photography Department, Chris Littlewood, about the artists’ work he is bringing to Photo London later this month, which include an array of well-known names such as Edward Burtynsky and Nadav Kander. Littlewood has also helped predict a number of future trends, from experimental installation techniques, to elements like 3D printing and augmented realities. What excites you the most about exhibiting your artists at Photo London? It’s always exciting to present at fairs, especially if the work is fresh and audiences are engaging with it for the first time. If someone appreciates an artist’s work the same way I do, an amazing energy can come out of …


BJP’s search for the world’s best emerging talent


We’re offering students and recent graduates an opportunity to showcase their work and launch their careers. Our judges will select four outstanding photographers to have their work presented in a group exhibition in East London, be published on BJP’s print, online and digital platforms, and receive expert advice on launching a successful career in photography. Now in their third year, the Breakthrough awards have a great line-up of judges this year – Emma Lewis, assistant curator at Tate Modern; Diana Markosian, photographer at Magnum Photos; Emma Bowkett, director of photography at FT Weekend Magazine; Vivienne Gamble, director at Seen Fifteen Gallery & Peckham 24; Maisie Skidmore, online editor at AnOther; Juno Calypso, Artist, Hayley Louisa Brown, Founder & editor of BRICK magazine, and Lisa Farrell, head of exhibitions & events at British Journal of Photography. So what does it take to impress them or win Breakthrough? Further below, we’ve put together a series of articles and a short video to help you get the best out of your entry. These include helpful information and tips on what the judges are …


Show and tell


Featuring one-to-one portfolios reviews with some of London’s leading photography professionals, alongside talks, presentations and panel discussions, the inaugural Offspring Photo Meet goes live in east London on the weekend of 21-22 March, aiming to establish a creative hothouse designed to nurture new talent. Providing emerging and early-career photographers with an opportunity to learn from and network with their peers in an informal workshop environment, Offspring brings together some of the capital’s top professionals with new talent eager to pitch their work, get expert feedback and learn more about the dynamics of the contemporary photography market. Limited to 50 places per day, and priced from £175 to £250, the Photo Meet will provide constructive advice alongside real-world stories from image-makers, picture editors and gallerists who have something to say, and have found new ways to tell it. [bjp_ad_slot] “The Photo Meet is designed to help bridge the gap between emerging photographers and the industry they aspire to,” says Offspring founder Mimi Mollica, who took his inspiration from festivals abroad, where photographers and professionals can meet …


Photography – what’s on

Opening on Saturday 18 October in Birmingham is photographer Jon Tonks’s first solo UK exhibition, Empire [pictured]. Tonks journeyed across the South Atlantic for several weeks, exploring life on four remote islands – the British Overseas Territories of Ascension Island, Tristan da Cunha, the Falkland Islands and St Helena. The series was awarded The Royal Photographic Society’s Vic Odden Award this year, and a book of the work was published by Dewi Lewis in June 2014. Empire, the exhibition, co-produced by the Library of Birmingham, Midlands Art Centre (Mac), Ffotogallery in Cardiff, and Impressions Gallery in Bradford, will be on show at Mac in Birmingham until 04 January 2015. Tonks will be giving a talk on 04 November. For more details, click here. [bjp_ad_slot] The second edition of multimedia and photography festival Night Contact takes place on Saturday 18 October. Running as part of Brighton Photo Biennial 2014, Night Contact will showcase a range of photography and mixed-media projections in indoor and outdoor spaces across central Brighton. Artists include: Jason Fulford, Melanie Manchot, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Joanna Piotrowska, Rick Morris Pushinsky, …


Miniclick talk celebrates photography

Let’s set the record straight – when it comes to photography, it’s not all doom and gloom. Photography isn’t dying, it’s not going away, and there is room within the industry for photographers who have vision, talent and the drive to succeed. The internet – blogs, websites, social media – provides an unprecedented platform in which to share work. In addition, self-publishing is booming, and there are more opportunities than ever to showcase work through independent festivals, pop-up events and exhibitions – there’s never been a more exciting time to be in photography. To celebrate this, and to discuss some of the reasons why there is lots to feel positive about, Brighton-based organisation Miniclick is hosting a series of talks for students who are graduating from the BA in documentary photography course at Newport, the University of South Wales, as well as a panel discussion with industry professionals. Photojournalist Anastasia Taylor-Lind; photographer and Newport BA documentary photography course leader Paul Reas; director at The Silverprint Gallery Fraser Miles; and BJP’s senior writer Gemma Padley will participate in panel discussions, offering their expertise on issues surrounding the industry and helping to …


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