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The 2011 festival made big strides in its first year, establishing institutional support, critical acclaim and high visitor numbers. The Observer and Culture Critic both listed the headline show, Vivian Maier: a Life Uncovered as one of the UK's top ten photography exhibitions in 2011. Broadening its scope in 2012 to include street photography, photojournalism and conceptual documentary projects, the festival is set to expand on the solid and reputable base built in 2011 and become bigger and better 2012.
There are a number ways your brand or company can partner with the festival including sponsoring an exhibition or event, see 2011 festival statistics and highlights below. Given the success of the 2011 festival, along with a growing database and social media network, plus continued support from existing and new partners, we anticipate that we will increase our attendance and participation by at least 20% in 2012.
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2011 FESTIVAL STATISTICS & HIGHLIGHTS
- 14 exhibitions, in 13 central London exhibition venues including the British Library and St Pancras International (1,000,000 commuters per week) and exhibitons on 16 bus shelters in Camden
- 30 events, workshops and screenings at Rivington Place, Tate Modern, National Portrait Gallery, the V&A and the British Library
- 30,000 people visited exhibitions during the festival
- 2,200 people took part or attended workshops, talks and events
- 73 contributing photographers
- Extensive press coverage included nine features in the Independent on Sunday, Evening Standard, BBC London News, Guardian, Telegraph and Sunday Times.
- The festival featured twice on BBC Radio
- The Observer and Culture Critic listed Vivian Maier, A Life Uncovered listed in their top 10 photography exhibitions in the UK in 2011.
- The festival website received 500,000 visits in 2011
- 15,000 followers on Facebook and Twitter
- 200,000 views of our videos on YouTube
- Prestigious partners & venues included Tate Modern, National Portrait Gallery, British Library, V&A, St Pancras International, Independent on Sunday, British Journal of Photography
- First UK exhibition of Vivian Maier (German Gymnasium) and Walter Joseph (British Library)
St Pancras International, Entente Cordial exhibiton as part of the festival in 2011
Festival highlights include:
The Great British Public
Contemporary images from photographers working the length and breadth of the British Isles and documenting the daily life, work and rituals of the British in their many incarnations. A strong focus on street photography will be complimented by intimate documentary studies and portraits from a range of established and emerging practitioners including Peter Dench, John Angerson, Zed Nelson, Simon Roberts, and new work from Magnum photographers Martin Parr and Chris Steele-Perkins.
Dog Eared Gallery, 1 to 24 June, St Pancras Station 1 June to 1 July
The Gaddafi Archives - Libya Before the Arab Spring
From the Human Rights Watch photographic archive, an exclusive view of never-before-seen images documenting the recent history of Libya from the King Idris period and throughout the rule of its most infamous dictator.
The Warburg Institute, 21 June to 29 June
Beneath the Surface
An exhibition of Steve Bloom's photographs from the mid 1970’s, capturing a critical moment in the history of apartheid-era South Africa. Some of these images are being shown for the first time, while others have not been seen since they were first exhibited internationally three decades ago.
Guardian Gallery (King’s Place), 1 to 28 June
Let This Be a Sign
While it seems that not a day goes by without more grim economic news, the current recession has been largely invisible. This is in spite of spite the fact that the eventual effects of such news – a lost job, a vanishing pension, cuts to social services – are intensely personal. Over the past eighteen months Roberts has been looking at modes of representing the physical, political and social effects of economic change.
Swiss Cottage Gallery, 25 May to 1 July
EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
- Masterclasses by Chris Steele-Perkins (Magnum) and Jodi Bieber (2011 World Press Photo Winner).
- Nick Turpin returns to deliver his hugely popular London to Paris workshop
- Tate Modern will host a screening of the film Edward Burtynsky: Manufactured Landscapes by Jennifer Baichwal, followed by a Q&A with Edward Burtynsky
- The V&A will host talks by Martin Barnes (Senior Curator of Photographs) and James Stevenson (V&A Photography Manager)
All content is curated by the festival team and guest curators. The festival produces content that will appeal to a wide audience, attracting newcomers and die-hard photography enthusiasts alike.
CONFIRMED FESTIVAL VENUES
- 29-31 Oxford Street
- British Library
- British Museum
- Calumet Photographic Gallery
- Conway Hall
- Dog Eared Gallery
- Guardian Gallery
- Fitzrovia Community Centre
- Hardy Tree Gallery
- Horse Hospital
- King's Cross Station
- Kings Place
- KIng's Cross Station
- King’s Place Gallery
- Museum of London
- Only Connect Theatre
- October Gallery
- Orange Dot Gallery
- The Photographer' Gallery
- Swiss Cottage Gallery
- St Pancras International
- Tate Modern
- William Road Gallery
- The Warburg Institute (UCL)
THE 2012 FESTIVAL THEME
The festival theme is INSIDE OUT: REFLECTIONS ON THE PUBLIC AND THE PRIVATE. Each year, the festival programme will explore a relevant and far-reaching theme through photographic exhibitions, workshops, screenings, talks and debates. The festival is currently seeking bodies of work relating to the theme for the London Festival of Photography Prize. Enter for the opportunity to display your work in a major exhibition during the 2012 festival!