SPONSORS & PARTNERS
We are privileged to be working with these great institutions and organisations.
Make your own book with Blurb online. Create photo books, art books and more. Design and publish professional quality books to keep, give or sell. Blurb is sponsoring an exhibition in 2012 and will have some of their high quality books on display at selected exhibitions. Look out for Blurb books at selected festival exhibitions to see for yourself the high quality of their products.
Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and 3LCD projectors to sensors and other microdevices. The company has a range of printers, inks and paper technologiees specifically designed to meet the demands of professional photographers. Epson are sponsoring the London festival of photography as well as hosting the Jodi bieber talk.
The Camden Council are a progressive and open-minded organisation who play host to a number of London's top cultural highlights. The council is very supportive of the festival and we are working together on a number of initiatives to maximise the festival's reach. The beautiful Swiss Cottage Gallery is run by the council and is playing host to one of our headline exhibitions, Let This Be a Sign by Simon Roberts.
Print & Technology Partners
Whether you are running a commercial printing company, a graphic design or advertising agency, a packaging firm, or a small office, we have something to offer your business to help you get the best from your paper based communications, whilst saving you time and money.
Make your own book with Blurb online. Create photo books, wedding books and more. Design and publish professional quality books to keep, give or sell. Blurb support both the Awards and Prize and the festival produces its annual Awards Catalogue with Blurb.
Colour House's well equipped factory showcases their spotless facilities which include prepress, printing, binding, hand finishing and mailing. Many of their clients have benefitted from their in-house training scheme, including English Heritage who staged a National induction course where over 100 staff from the whole of the UK attended and improved their technical understanding of the print manufacturing process. Colourhouse are printing the festival's much applauded guide including the 2012 programme. Colourhouse are also sponsoring the festivals main launch party and The Great British Public exhibition.
Frame Company is a family run business with emphasis on personal touch. Their aim is to provide stylish frames at affordable prices. Offering a vast variety of standard size frames as well as custom sizes. Frame Company has framed majority of our exhibitions including The Great British Public. Frame Company is sponsoring the The Gaddafi Archives - Libya Before the Arab Spring.
Metro Imaging have a reputation for printing work by some of the UK's top photographers at the highest quality. Metro are the festivals official print and print sale partners.
Over the 130 year history of Ilford there has always been a positive commitment to the traditional world of silver halide black and white photography. The company was founded in 1879 and since that time, Ilford Photo has re-established its primary position in the global photographic market and has led the worldwide resurgence of black-and-white photography. The Ilford range of colour photographic products, including ‘Ilford Galerie’ inkjet media, is not manufactured or marketed by Harman technology, and remains a separate business operated by Ilford Imaging based in Switzerland. Ilford are providing pinhole cameras for the festivals pinhole photography workshop.
Artists Bill of Rights
Artists Bill of Rights is a campaign which aims to provide a means whereby all artists' associations can unite around a common set of standards for preservation of their rights. It promotes the Artists' Bill of Rights' standards for the preservation of artists' rights in competitions and appeals seeking creative works, promotes organisations who support the campaign and promotes their competitions and appeals.
3Space's mission is ‘For all empty property to be recognised as an available resource that can be reused to deliver immediate social benefits and be a catalyst for longer term regeneration’. It is difficult for an individual charity to negotiate with a landlord for short term use of an individual property and there is little incentive for the landlord to make one property available on its own. As an intermediary 3Space offer major incentives to landlords and reduce the legislative burden and negotiation issues for charities to use the space. 3Space have made their Oxford Street available to the festival for June 2012 to host the International Street Photography exhibition.
The British Library holds 14 million books, 920,000 journal and newspaper titles, 58 million patents, 3 million sound recordings, and so much more. The British Library will host an event with John Falconer (Curator of Photographs).
The British Museum houses a vast collection of world art and artefacts and is free to all visitors. Exhibitions and events at the British Museum including Grayson Perry: The Tomb of the Unknown, Craftsman Landscapes, heroes and folktales: German Romantic prints and drawings, Manga at the British Museum: Drawings by Hoshino Yukinobu, Hajj: Journey to the heart of Islam. To coincide with the new Citi Money Gallery opening at the British Museum in June 2012, the festival is hosting an exhibition titled Money in London and Bamako curated by Sophie Mew.
Calumet is a retailer based in the United Kingdom, USA, the Netherlands and Germany. They offer a wide variety of photographic equipment - digital and analogue cameras, studio equipment, bags and many more. The festival is hosting an exhibition at their Drummond Street address. Calumet are hosting Evgenia Arbugaeva's Tiksi exhibition.
Central Saint Martins
An art college and cultural centre in one, Central Saint Martins is internationally renowned for the creative energy of its students, staff and graduates. Central Saint Martins are providing venue space for events during the festival and the festival is exhibiting work from a number of their MA photography students.
Conway Hall is an historic grade-II listed art deco venue and a landmark of London's independent intellectual, political and cultural life. Hosting a wide variety of lectures, classes, performances, community and social events it is renowned as a hub for free speech and progressive thought. Conway Hall are hosting The Magic Lantern event.
Dog Eared Films
Dog Eared films is a collection of filmmakers and artists. The brain child of writer/director Claire Leona Apps & cinematographer Maeve O'Connell the company has wriggled its way from nowhere to somewhere with their conveniently located building in Kings Cross. Having metamorphosized through documentaries in Asia, corporates in suits, art commissions on super 8, before revealing the span of their wings: a new central London hot spot, Dog Eared Studio and Gallery. Equipped with a 1,500 sq ft, white, light Gallery space, a 2,250 sq ft flexible Studio for film or photography and a large private car park!
The Great British Public and main festival launch party are being hosted at the gallery.
The Guardian Gallery is situated on the ground floor of the Guardian offices in King's Place. The gallery is hosting the Steve Bloom - Beneath the Surface exhibition and associated lecture during the festival.
Fitzrovia Community Centre
The Fitzrovia Community is located on the ground floor and basement of John Astor House on Foley Street in the City of Westminster, just across the Camden borough boundary. The building has undergone a major refurbishment and designed to be a modern and welcoming multi-purpose building, with a range of rooms available for large and small groups and individuals. It will have some long-term tenants and facilities for short-term use by organizations, community groups, and local people. The centre is hosting two of the festivals exhibitions, Inside out - London Festival of Photography Prize and Behind Closed Doors.
Foto8 is a gallery and screening room dedicated to showcasing the very best new documentary and photojournalism projects through its vibrant program of exhibitions, talks, film screenings and seminars.
Hardy Tree Gallery
Hardy Tree Gallery is a new London based art gallery which promotes the work of emerging visual artists, photographers and performance artists. Through exhibitions at the gallery, co-founders Amalie Russell and Cameron Maxwell, aim to create a space in which new artists have the freedom to show their work in an environment that allows them to develop and advance their careers. The gallery is hosting Wasma Monsour's Single Saudi Women exhibition at the gallery.
The Horse Hospital is a three tiered arts venue in London incorporating The Chamber of Pop Culture; the UK's national gallery of Underground Art; kinoKULTURE, London's only permanent screening club for progressive and underground film, and The Contemporary Wardrobe Collection, Europe's largest public access collection of street fashion from 1945 - 2012. The festival is hosting Kurt Tong's The Queen, the Chairman and I exhibition and screenings at the Horse Hospital.
Housmans in King’s Cross is London's premier radical bookshop, selling the broadest selection of progressive and alternative radical literature. Housmans’ selection of arts and political magazines, newsletters and journals is unmatched anywhere in the country. Established in 1945, the shop has long played its part in the local community and is proud to be a partner with the festival by hosting a number of talks and an exhibition.
King's Place is a hub for music, art, dialogue and food in London’s Kings Cross including two world-class concert halls, galleries, a bar/café, waterside restaurant and award winning conference and events facilities - all under one roof. King's Place is also home to the Guardian who are hosting the Steve Bloom - Beneath the Surface exhibition and associated lecture. The festival is aslo delighted to host the 9 June symposium in the St Pancras Room. From 29 June the King's Place gallery is hosting a Tom Jenkins Olympic exhibition.
King's Cross Station
King's Cross is the southern terminus of the East Coast Main Line, one of the UK's major railway backbones long-distance destinations like Leeds, Newcastle and Edinburgh. It also hosts outer-suburban services to Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire as well as a regional service to Peterborough, Cambridge and Kings Lynn. The station has very recently undergone a major revamp including a spectacular new western concourse, retail units and restaurants. The festival will be holding The Contemporary London Street Photography exhibition inside the station.
Minnie Weisz Studio
Artist, Photographer and Curator Minnie Weisz has been documenting and creating photographic installations within areas of transience and regeneration in London and in Europe. She works from her studio in the heart of King’s Cross, collaborating and curating shows, as well as running photography workshops in her darkroom. The London Festival of Photography has proudly been working in collaboration with her and will present her body work Camera Obscure for the festival at her studio.
Museum of London
The Museum of London is an award winning, charitable institution, funded by a variety of organisations and individuals where you can discover the story of the world's greatest city and its people. The Museum is hosting two exhitions, Sleep Walk, Sleep Talk and recently never-before-seen images of 1950's London by Frederick Wilfred.
October Gallery has been instrumental in bringing to worldwide attention many of the world’s leading international artists, including El Anatsui, Rachid Koraïchi, Romuald Hazoumè, Nnenna Okore, Laila Shawa and Kenji Yoshida. The Gallery promotes the Transvangarde, the very best in contemporary art from around the planet, as well as maintaining a cultural hub in central London for poets, writers, intellectuals and artists, and hosts talks, performances and seminars. The festival is hosting events at the gallery.
Only Connect Theatre
OC London is a group of crime prevention programmes working across the capital. OC Create is the arts company producing work inspired and performed by ex-offenders and youth at risk. The festival is hosting the Burn My Eye exhibition in the Only Connect Theare space.
Orange Dot Gallery
The Orange Dot Gallery is located in Bloomsbury. Behind its huge windows, on bleached white wooden walls the gallery's aim is to showcase exciting new works at the cutting edge of originality. Orange Dot exhibits an assortment of work that showcases the talents of a range of upcoming and established artists and is the annual venue for the Student Street Photography Award Exhibition.
Photofusion is London's largest independent photography resource centre, providing access to a range of photographic services including studio and darkroom hire, digital printing, mounting and finishing, film processing, digital imaging, scanner hire, courses, a picture library and a contemporary photography gallery. Photofusion will be hosting Hijacked III exhibition as part of the festival.
The Photographers' Gallery
The Photographers' Gallery is the largest public gallery in London dedicated to photography. From the latest emerging talent, to historical archives and established artists - A contemporary place to see photography in all its forms. The Photographers Gallery will be hosting the Burtynsky Oil - exhibition tour.
St Pancras International
St Pancras International, new home of the Eurostar. The most romantic place to meet, drink and dine in London. St Pancras International will be hosting half of the Great British Public exhibition on the station concourse.
Swiss Cottage Gallery
The gallery is run by the London Borough of Camden and provides opportunities for local artists, especially those from traditionally marginalised or under-represented groups, to engage the local community. The presents eight exhibitions a year, each lasting four to six week. Exhibitions are mixed to create a breadth of reach at local, regional and occasionally national levels. We are thrilled to be hosting an exhibition called Let This Be a Sign by Simon Roberts in this beautiful space for the duration of the festival.
Needing not introduction, Tate Modern houses the collection of international modern art from 1900 to the present day, housed in the former Bankside Power Station in North Southwark. Tate Modern is providing the Starr Auditorium for the screening of Edward Burtynsky's Manufactured Landscapes.
University College London
UCL is among the world's top universities, as reflected in performance in a range of rankings and tables. 21 Nobel prizewinners have come from the UCL community. UCL was founded in 1826 as a radically different university, opening up English higher education for the first time to people of all beliefs and social backgrounds. The university has a global reach and global vision. More than a third of our students come from outside the UK, attracted from nearly 140 countries around the globe. The festival is delighted to be hosting one of its headline exhibitions at UCL. The festival is working with Human Rights Watch to produce one of the headline exhibitions, The Gaddafi Archives - Libya Before the Arab Spring.
Victoria and Albert Museum
The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world's greatest museum of art and design. The V&A are hosting two talks by Senior Curator of Photographs, Martin Barnes and an insight into the V&A photography studio & collection by Photography Manager, James Stevenson.
William Road Gallery
William Road Gallery opened in McAslan & Patner's central London office in 2009 and promotes and explores the work of international artists, designers and architects. With a diverse and exciting programme, exhibitions have included the work of high profile, influential artists such as Paula Rego, Anish Kapoor, Martin Parr, Michael Craig-Martin, Sarah Lucas, Sir Howard Hodgkin and Sir Peter Blake, as well as up-and-coming artists and curators. William Road Gallery is also a venue for workshops, lectures, talks and private events, as well as a forum for networking within the architecture and design industry. The festival is hosting the Firecracker exhibition as well as portfolio reviews at the gallery.
Association of Photographers
Association of Photographers is a membership based organisation comprised of Professional Photographers, Agents, Assistants and Students as well as Affiliated Colleges and Affiliated Companies. Their Mission Statement is: "To promote and protect the worth and standing of our members, to vigorously defend, educate and lobby for the interests and rights of all photographers in the photographic profession." The festival and the AOP are working together to cross promote each other's activities.
Dimensions Displays is a London based manufacturer of free standing banner displays including the D4 banner stand. The D4 is a stylish and cost effective way to display graphics in marketing suites, on exhibition stands, in reception areas and meeting rooms. Our portable displays are the ideal solution for temporary exhibitions and events.
Duckrabbit is an award-winning digital production company. They work with documentary audio, still photography and video to make compelling film and audio narratives for commercial, charity and broadcast clients. They also train photographers, videographers, journalists and communications professionals in audio-visual storytelling and online strategic communications. Duckrabbit are hosting an event during the festival titled The Art of Photofilm Production.
The easiest and most comfortable way to travel between the UK and the mainland Europe is by Eurostar. With fast and frequent sevices from St Pancras International - Paris, Brussels and Lille are a short journey away. Indeed, you can connect to onward rail services to fantastic destinations such as Amsterdam, Cologne, Bruges, Lyon, Marseilles, Antwerp and Bordeaux to name a few. There are also direct services to Disneyland Resort Paris and Avignon during the summer and the French Alps during the ski season. We are grateful for Eurostar's support with tickets for our London to Paris photography workshop with Nick Turpin.
Firecracker is an online platform dedicated to supporting european women photographers. Firecracker assists the promotion of women photographers by showcasing their work in a series of monthly online gallery features. Photographers are brought to their attention via a network of industry professionals and guest curator spots from high profile individuals.
Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organisations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, they give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes. The festival is working with Human Rights Watch to produce one of the headline exhibitions, The Gaddafi Archives - Libya Before the Arab Spring.
National Photography Month
National Photography Month is a new nationwide initiative from The Photo Marketing Association and Photo Imaging Council to help the public understand and appreciate the importance of photography as a medium to capture and keep their treasured memories and life's most important moments. Backed by organisations across the photography world including National Geographic and the Royal Photography Society, June 2012 will be month-long celebration of the excitement and value of photography.
Open City London Documentary Festival, which takes place in June, encourages the self-representation and self-expression of diverse cultural groups, locally in London, but beyond in Great Britain, in Europe and far beyond. The organisers say: 'we have set up Open City because we believe there needs to be a place to hear the stories that matter: stories that, all too often, remain untold: lives unrecognised, abuses ignored, follies forgotten, connections unrealised, joys uncelebrated. The festival is working with Human Rights Watch to produce one of the headline exhibitions, The Gaddafi Archives - Libya Before the Arab Spring.
The Royal Photographic Society
The Society was formed in 1853 to promote photography in all its forms. It is now an educational charity with nearly 11,000 members. Membership is open to everyone. The Society offers an extensive range of courses, workshops portfolio reviews and events throughout the UK, it provides student bursaries, holds exhibitions and competitions and it has an internationally respected distinctions programme. More widely The Society represents the views of photographers to government and other organisations and it acts as an advocate for photography.
Steve Biko Foundation
The Steve Biko Foundation is a community development organization inspired by the legacy of Bantu Stephen Biko. An examination of the leading South African institutions that have contributed to shaping national discourse, highlights the void that exists in promoting the intangible aspects of development: identity, culture and values, the issues that speak to the soul of a nation. Since its inception, the Steve Biko Foundation has sought to fill this gap; and in the coming decade will intensify its efforts to strengthen democracy by championing dialogue, scholarship and programmes on the relationship between identity, agency, citizenship and social action. Their vision is to be the premier independent promoter of the values that Steve Biko lived and died for: restoring people to their true humanity. A representative from Steve Biko Foundation will be delivering a lecture to accompany the exhibition of Steve Bloom photography, Beneath the Surface.
ArtLyst is a web project created by Artists to help Artists, Designers, Galleries, Collectors and Art Professionals to connect and promote new ideas of visual expression.
Artlyst are hosting the magic lantern event.
The British Journal of Photography
BJP brings you a visually stunning mix of inspiring new photography projects, profiles of the world's top shooters and a thorough briefing on the latest trends and technology. In print since 1854, it is available as a beautifully produced monthly magazine, and now also an award-winning iPad app.
Crane.tv is the premium online video magazine for contemporary culture. Devised by an experienced editorial team, its content is aimed at a digital audience of style conscious and culturally curious, global citizens.
Fotoura brings the world of photography to you. If you're looking for exhibitions in your area, or for a course to improve your photography skills. Fotoura list a range of photography competitions, courses, exhibitions, photo walks, portfolio reviews, screenings, social events, talks & tuition... and different varieties within each of those areas.
Balcony Jump is a London based style agency, representing some of the industries finest talents. They represent established and emerging creative artists in areas such as photography, illustrattion, creative directing and hair and make-up styling.
Garment Printing offer t-shirt printing services in London and all over the UK. T-shirt printing services include Screen Printing, Embroidery, Transfer Printing, Direct To Garment Printing and Cad Cut Vinyl Printing whether it's for Promotional Clothing, an event, a team a Stag or Hen Night or any other purpose!
Love To Learn
Love to Learn is a range of online courses for adults who want to keep learning, in their own time, at their own pace. For those who are thinking about taking up a new hobby or developing new skills, the courses are a great place to start. With the Digital Photography course, learn how to get the most out of your digital camera and capture beautiful photos you can share with pride. Love to Learn is part of Pearson, just Penguin, Dorling Kindersley and the Financial Times.
The National Geographic Society has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888. It is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, the promotion of environmental and historical conservation.
A leading manufacturer of professional opto-digital products. Olympus pioneers key technologies in the fields of imaging and voice products, endoscopy, microscopy, bioanalytics and diagnostics. Olympus is a vision realiser: who consistently focus their development capabilities, manufacturing technologies and sales skills on enabling you to realise your dreams for the future.
Silvershotz is a sumptuous 100-page journal featuring folios from around the world.An eclectic mix of photography and film, informative workshop articles, news on exhibitions and gallery openings, auction reports and book reviews.
Towergate Camerasure are leading providers of specialist camera and photography insurance solutions for the photographic, video and multimedia industries. Towergate Camerasure has the strength of Europe's largest insurance intermediary behind it, combined with a local focus and an understanding of media equipment that ensures you get dependable insurance you can trust.
F2 Freelance Photographer Magazine
F2 FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER MAGAZINE, the online web resource for the magazine about the business of freelance photography. PUBLISHED BY EC1 PUBLISHING.