The opening night of the Winter 2018 Competition Exhibition. A fantastic evening as usual, with the added excitement of the winners announcement. Here a are a few photos:
The Winter 2018 edition of the London Photo Show happened at 5th Base Gallery, with the private view on the evening of 30 Nov, and the exhibition open to the public over the weekend of 1 and 2 December.
The standard of entry was as high as ever, and the competition saw entries from around the world and from every genre of photography. As always every single entry was printed and framed by us. We chose a shortlist of 15, and 10 of these were giclee printed at 30x40cm and framed, and 5 finalists were giclee printed 50x70cm and framed. These looked fantastic in the gallery.
The 2018 London Photo Show opened on 24th October 2018 at the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, right on the Southbank.
It was the 4th iteration of the show and incredibly exciting to see our exhibitors work over 4 floors of atmospheric gallery space. Our team of 10 installers worked hard to get over 300 prints on some very hard walls! The opening night was a huge amount of fun as usual, with around 400 guests attending, some photos are below.
In terms of numbers we had:
310 prints on the walls
10 rooms of photography over 4 floors
The Royal Photographic Society’s International Images for Science exhibition will be visiting the London Photo Show at the Bargehouse Gallery next week.
The International Images for Science exhibition is the product of an open competition for images that show science in its broadest sense.
Last year, more than 3500 entries were received from 80 countries. The submissions came from a broad range of photography and science enthusiasts, including professional and amateur photographers, scientists and researchers, students and school children.
The London Photo Show has confirmed Cafe Art as their charity partner for the 2018 exhibition.
Cafe Art is a social enterprise that connects people affected by homelessness with the wider community through their art.
As the exhibition’s charity partner, Cafe Art will be attending the event at the Bargehouse Gallery between 23 and 28 October, to raise awareness of their work by showcasing images from their MyLondon project.
The MyLondon project was launched by Cafe Art back in 2013 and focuses on empowering people affected by homelessness by celebrating their work in an annual calendar, produced and sold to raise funds for the art groups and artists whose images are featured. Photographs are also framed and hung for sale in a number of independent cafes in London, with 80% of the proceeds going to the artists and 20% going back into the project.
With just over five weeks left until the London Photo Show 2018 opens it’s doors to the public, we caught up with Sophia Karoline Aamand Uddin, a photography student and first time exhibitor with the show.
Sophia shares with us her passion, photography blooper moments and the story behind the photos she will be exhibiting with us at the Bargehouse Gallery, 23 to 29 October.
Please introduce yourself
|My name is Sophia, I am 22 years old and I am from Copenhagen. I am currently studying at photography at KBH film and photography school in Copenhagen. I started being serious about my photography when I moved to London three years ago. I fell in love with the city and photography.|
What brings you to the London Photo Show 2018?
|I moved to London when I was 19 years old and that’s when I heard of the London Photo Show. And ever since, I have wanted to show of my photos at the show. This time I finally got the opportunity and I can not wait!|
What’s the first photo you remember taking?
|The first photo I remember taking is a picture of the Eiffel Tower. My parents got me my first camera for Christmas when I was 13 years old, I remember wanting to wait to take the first photo with my new camera because it had to be special. And soon after I went to Paris on holiday and the Eiffel Tower it was.|
What made you realise you have a passion for photography?
|I think I realized I had a passion for photography when I saw which emotions and thoughts one single photo can bring to a person. Photography captures moments that are otherwise forgotten. I think that is the beauty of photography and that is why I fell in love with it.|
If you could photograph anyone or anything who / what would it be and how would you do it?
|I absolutely love sharks. I am so fascinated by them so it would probably be a shark 😀|
What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened in your photography life?
|The worst thing that’s ever happened in my photography life was probably this one time I took a really fancy photography course and one hour into the course I ran out of battery. I did not have an extra and I was so embarrassed that I was so unprepared that I pretended to take pictures for 30 min. It was was very embarrassing.|
If you could only have three pieces of kit, what would they be?
|Tripod, extra flash and my 50 mm. F/1.8 lens|
What’s the story behind the photos you’re showing this year?
|My idea was originally to take a mother daughter portrait series to show the physical similarities between me and my mother. As it came along I became more interested in the invisible bond between us and the bonds that we share with the people in our lives. So that was my thoughts behind these photos.|
What’s the most extreme thing you’ve done to get an image?
|I think the most extreme thing I have ever done to get an image, was when I walked onto a very busy motorway to get a photo. I am definitely not gonna try that again.|
Ahead of his third exhibition with the London Photo Show, we caught up with Simon Fremont, an Essex born photographer who is well versed in exhibiting his unique body of work.
We wanted to find out a bit more about the man behind the lens. His history, his talent, his inspiration and learning. But most of all, we wanted to find out what Simon is up to next.
Here’s what we found.
What’s the first photo you remember taking?
A cow at a country park on a school trip with a box brownie, age 11. My dad threw it away.
How did you get so deeply into photography?
I walk around and everywhere I look I see a picture, seriously for 20 years. After period away from it, in 2009 I fell back in love with photography when walking past a bookshop in Amsterdam every day with a copy of Helmut Newton’s Sumo. It’s a large photo book. At that point I was meant to do a Masters in Engineering after my Bachelors, but I never did. Then I nearly did a PhD three years later in Production Management, but the conservatives won the election so I stayed working in the city and went to Denmark. Since then I repeatedly promised myself to study again. After 2009 and falling in love with photography again, I decided to do the Masters so I could communicate on a level with galleries about my photos. Falmouth University launched their MA at the same time as the first London Photo Show, I was on holiday so it was a manic period to choose prints and prepare for the MA.
24hrLDN is an ambitious, collaborative photography project which aims to capture one photograph of the capital from each hour of a single day in London. The project aims to be a tribute to the uniqueness and vibrancy of London. The final project will feature 24 images by 24 photographers captured over 24 hours in London, and will be displayed as part of the London Photo Show at the Bargehouse Gallery in October 2018.
We are seeking 24 photographers of any level or background to take part in the project. These photographers will be supported by tutors form the 36exp Photographers’ School to help them get the most out of the project.
This weekend the 2018 London Photo Show Competition Exhibition opened at 5th Base Gallery, London, between 13 and 15 April.
During the private viewing on Friday, 13 April, we welcomed over 100 photographers and their guests to the gallery to help us to celebrate the winning image with the overall winner, Rajat Passy.
Rajat’s winning image was a long exposure self portrait, captured in Namibia, on his honeymoon.
Rajat’s image was selected as the winning photo, from 125 competition entries, which were submitted during the six week submission period. Standing out for its detail, depth and intimacy.
We’re pleased to announce the launch of our first competition for 2018.
The competition is now open for entries, and all entries will be displayed at the London Photo Show Competition Exhibition at 5th Base Gallery on 13-15 April 2018. All entrants will have their work displayed and will be invited to the private view on 13 April.
Shortlisted entrants, and finalists get their prints made professionally and displayed in larger formats in the gallery.