Photography by Elena Galanti.
Welcoming Linda Hill to the LPA
We are delighted to announce that Linda Hill has joined the LPA team. Linda has a fine art background and worked with a leading art consultancy for a number of years prior to coming to us. She will be using her experience to help market both Gallery 1839 and the LPA to potential members and to buyers. Be sure to watch this space, as Linda will also be arranging extra discounts for LPA to boost your membership benefits. In fact you may already have heard from her, as one of her first tasks is to sort out our membership database.
Let's Face It 4 private view
Lets Face It: 4 had its private view in March and everyone agreed that it was our most successful opening to date. The atmosphere was buzzing and the gallery space was full all evening. Donna Richmond returned as a judge for a second year, and commented that the standard of work was even better than last year. She went away clutching a list of photographers that she will be contacting to discuss possible commissions.
Mave Chambers, art buyer at J. Walter Thompson, was impressed by the level of photography on display. She said, The quality of photography that the LPA competitions attract is fantastic. It's particularly interesting to see the mix of styles on offer here from an international body of work. I particularly like the "Sukiyaki" western photo shoot series by the American photographer Walter Lockwood and the Swiss bronze series winner Rasano Claudio."
The Gold winners were George Kavanagh (a London-based commercial photographer) for the series entry and Uygur Yilmaz (an art director in Istanbul) for the single entry. We have exclusive interviews with both winners for you to read.
Fashion Chapter 2
The judging of Fashion Chapter 2 is now complete and you can see the names of the short-listed photographers on the website. The private view will be on 24 April (not 23 April as earlier stated) and all members are welcome: put the date in your diary today. To attend, simply RSVP and include the names of any guests you wish to bring. We look forward to seeing you there.
Still Life and The Nude are both open for entry and we anticipate some interesting work as LPA members respond to calls for entry. The nude can be a difficult genre, especially for newcomers, and we have introduced this particular competition to recognise the inherent challenges of photographing the nude form. We hope that you will step up to the challenge. As always, there is no constraint on how you interpret the brief and there will be no preconceived ideas in the minds of the judges, although it goes without saying that blatantly pornographic imagery will not be displayed in the entrants gallery.
Whats going on?
We would like to welcome two new members,
Glyn Davies who has recently published a book of landscape photography.
Annemieke Goldswain-Hein who has opened two featured exhibition spaces for her works in progress - Unsettled Ground and (Re) creation.
Annemiekes portraiture winning series is hanging at calumet until the 19th April.
Jo Hanley is showing a series of images of Australia in her featured gallery spot.
Cristina saez has an exhibition at Photofusion running from 18 26 Aril.
Cristinas fine art sales can be viewed at Gallery 1839.
Renaissance competition, Proud Galleries
The LPA was present at the opening of the Renaissance exhibition at Proud Galleries on 5 March. The opening speech was made by Cherie Blair and the print auction was enthusiastically supported by a packed gallery audience. A hard-backed catalogue of the work was a wonderful memento for the chosen photographers. As a sponsor, the LPA is pleased to announce that the Renaissance photography competition (organised by Fiona Gifford) raised over £28,000 for the Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care. We would like to extend a huge thank you to all who took part. Galleries of all single and series winners and finalists can be seen on our website.
We always keep an eye on members portfolios and enjoy looking through them to see the range of work produced by LPA members. I was looking at Jo Hanley's folio last week and was really struck by the way she has branded her first image. Well done, Jo! Why not take a look at it and see what you think? Its always beneficial to look at the portfolios of your fellow LPA members.