Welcome to the 2011 London Photographic Association awards for portraiture. The images in this book illustrate the breadth of skill contained within the LPA. Entrants were asked to interpret the brief as they wished, and the result is the images you see in this book. The photographers have stayed true to everything which defines great portraiture: intelligent character studies based on intimacy and intrigue.
We were delighted to receive entries from 16 countries representing a wide range of photographic styles, background and influences. Entries came from commercial and fine-art photographers, mirroring the reach of the LPA within today's photographic practice.
The LPA extends its thanks to all the photographers who entered the 2011 London Photographic Association awards for portraiture.
With thanks to this years judges Judges
Nick Hall - Picture Editor of The Independent Magazine.
David Edmunds - Creative Director of LPA-movingPictures.com and curator of Gallery 1839.
Alex Robertson - Deputy Picture Editor on the New Zealand Herald.
Exhibition is supported by a catalogue and runs until 30th April 2011.
The Assembly Rooms
8 Silver Place
London W1F 0JU
London Photographic Association Awards For Portraiture
Let's Face It 7
Luca Sage - You Be Skins Ivory Coast 2010,
Dominic Harris - Fight/Flight Self Portrait
David Bowman - Chinese Man
Juliana Manara - Julien This is Julien Bontonnou who's face is of an angel. I invited him to be photographed and two weeks after this portrait Julien sadly died. This portrait is part of a series called 126 steps, where I photographed some of my friends in an old Parisian staircase and I show with simplicity who they are. Paris, 2010
Faisal Almalki - Future Memory (A moment of "self reflection")
Soulla Petrou - Amber And Thalia
Michal Giedrojc - Dreams Situation presented in photographs have never happened and were only created by imagination and dreams. Person is isolated from reality with the imaginary world around him. The author freely transposes a person between two different worlds as if one tried to adapt to them. The Dreams series shows an individual tangled up in a conflict between what is realistic and what constitutes the author’s imagination on the subject of a particular scene. Persons who are photographed do not feel comfortable in the surrounding in which the author puts them, they make the impression of being alienated, asking the question about their situation in that place – whether it is their own dream or maybe the author’s?
Jens Marott - One Hour Project One Hour is about Artists and their creative space, be it on a houseboat in Hackney or in a council flat on the 11th floor, yet these creative people keep producing art. There are studios all over England where artists can rent studio spaces at affordable prices, these spaces are either government funded or privately run. I have been lucky to be invited into each artist's creative space, to document who they are and how they work, for one hour.
Alex Grace - Gender Identity Explores how people's sexuality and gender identity influences how they style and present themselves.
Robert Dowling - Emotions
Franek Strzeszewski - Summer Children From the series Nowica. Portraits of the Village: Brothers Bolek and Michal sit on what will later become a drum. Zosia painted her body in mud as she heard this will keep her young forever. Duszan, asked where he would like his photo taken pointed to the wild orchard by his house... The photographs are a selection from a series entitled Nowica. Portraits of the Village, which portrays an artistic community living in an isolated mountain village in the south-east of Poland.
James Russell Cant - Divided to the Ocean Portrays individuals who have migrated to England by sea. Returning to their port of arrival each person was photographed over a period spanning high water. The subsequent composites are palimpsests in which the sea is ebbing and flowing as it connects and divides them from their land of origin. Keith: Savanna-la-Mar, Jamaica to London 1959. Emer: Galway, Ireland to Pembroke Dock 2006. Basil: George Town, British Guyana to Southampton 1960. Ruta: Trikata, Latvia to Harwich 1944 to 1951. Kerttu: Urjala, Finland to Tilbury 1959 to 1960. Donal: Belfast, Northern Ireland to Preston 1973.
Marcus Koppen - Born To Be A Woman By Choice This project is a Human gender issue dealing with the physical and mental struggle to escape and transform the male body that the Ladyboy has been trapped in since birth. Thai culture handles the sex change respectful with its strong religious beliefs that accepts this 3 gender without any limitations to society, sometimes shocking and sometimes educational.
Linda Lieberman - Maisie’s Journey This is Maisie’s amazing journey about her spirit and fortitude for life. Maisie in ‘Maisie 01’ uses innumerable scarves to fill her bra cup instead of the deteriorating silicone cup that she was given many years before when she first had the mastectomy. Her bravado and amusement at her magic trick defines her character. Maisie is very petite and was endowed with a large bust.
The classic hourglass figure of the 1940’s of her youth. Maisie was nearly into her 90 year when she had to undergo her second mastectomy. Her courage to go on is admirable. Her endurance of pain with dignity says it all in ‘Double Whammy’.
The Mother and Daughter photograph is because the daughter in the photo had a lumpectomy done and their respect and support for each other is what shines forth.
All of the prints in this exhibition are for sale - Prices on application - Contact Kevin O'Connor