Our aim is to run photography competitions throughout the year covering the various genres of the medium. We hope that by advertising these in advance and by making a number of them annual events, that photographers will be inspired to develop ideas and create new work.This , we hope will benefit them in other areas of self-promotion, exhibitions and sales.
Entry to the LPA photography competitions is open to all photographers in the UK and overseas.
You have to register with us before you can enter a competition.
Please keep your password and username in a safe place.
You do not have to be a member of the LPA to enter our photography competitions but please make sure you read and understand the competition rules.For further information please look at the sub menu to your left under lpa competitions.
Let's Face It 7
Welcome to the 2011 London Photographic Association awards for portraiture. The images in this online gallery 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 on this site. 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. An extended gallery and the winners portfolios can be seen on our website.
Let's Face It 7
Portraiture awards winners and finalists
Private view 7th April 2011 at the Assembly Rooms Soho.
Exhibition is supported by a catalogue - runs until 30th April 2011.
The Assembly Rooms
8 Silver Place
London W1F 0JU
Contact 020 8392 8557
LPA Exhibition - October - November 2010
Artist Sue Golden has curated a photographic art exhibition for LPA/Gallery 1839 opening in Soho, London on the 6th October. In this exhibition, called Strange Bedfellows, the tapestry of life is exposed with all its complexities. Here the everyday contrasts with the enigmatic and exceptional, the obvious with the unusual. What’s particular in this presentation is the questions the image groupings provoke - what does a beguiling hybrid feline Tokyo Sphinx cat have to do with a Korean man dressed as a female British noblewoman? Perhaps a commonality of isolated lives…
Strange Bedfellows is a contemporary, eclectic mix of international photographers’ images. Golden has utilised her work experience, artistic perception and a ‘catholic’ eye in choosing a diverse range of images and combinations. Extensive research was undertaken from the sites resulting in a striking conceptual show that relates to the highs and lows of modern times: the contrasts and disparities, the illusions and realities, the unconventional and the ordinary.
All the photographs have been chosen from the fine art, commercial, established and up-and-coming photographers’ collections at the London Photographic Association and Gallery 1839.
Images shown - Existing In Costume Chan-Hyo Bae and Tokyo Sphinx Alissa Eberle
Exhibiting photographers in part 1
Chan Hyo Bae - Alissa Alberne - Georgina McNamara - Lydia Goldblatt - Lea Golda Holterman - Claudio Rasano - David Knight - John Ferguson - Sophia Wallace - Darlaine Honey - Sue Golden - Chris Bucher - Alessandro Saponi - Russ Quackenbush
Strange Bedfellows is in 2 parts taking the exhibition/s through to mid November.
This will coincide with the London Art Fairs and East London’s Photomonth Festival.
We will be posting more images from the Strange Bedfellows exhibition over the next month.
Strange Bedfellows 1 & 2 running consecutively at:
The Assembly Rooms
8 Silver Place, Soho, London W1F 0JU
6-29 October and 3-19 November 2010