The London Alternative Photography Collective aims to provide a forum for anyone interested in alternative photography ideas and processes. London Alternative Photography Collective will now be meeting on First Tuesdays at Doomed Gallery Dalston, 65 – 67 Ridley Road, E8 2NP.

Accessibility and experimentation is at the heart of LAPC. We provide monthly artist talks, opportunities to exhibit works and will organise special events such as: photo walks, demonstrations and workshops.

Our most recent event was  London Pinhole Festival, which included a curated exhibition at Doomed Gallery Dalston, a pinhole camera workshop, artist talks, a pinhole camera flashmob and a Large Format Portrait tent on Ridley Road in Dalston.

We encourage everyone from amateur, emerging and established photographers to get involved! If you would like to learn a particular process, please do contact us, as we are in touch with many specialists who may be able to help you.

Previous speakers include:

Gavin Maitland – Photo Historian
Helen Pynor – Visual Artist
Kevin O’Neill – Photo Retoucher
Jennifer Brookes – Founder of Manc Alt Photo
Constanza Martinez – Photographer and Founder of Lux Darkroom
Sam White – Camera Obscura Wizard
Adam Brown – Analogue/Digital Experimenter
Dr Chiara Ambrosio – Philosopher in Arts, Science and Photography
Douglas Nicolson – Wet Collodion Plate, Pinhole and Community Engagement
Tereza Cervenova – Portrait Photographrt
Melanie King – Artist and Founder of London Alt Photography Collective
Sarah Leslie – Alternative Photographer
Matt Martin – Photographer and Curator
Crazy G Linc – Camera Modification
Tina Rowe – Alternative Photographer & Pinhole
David Leister – Specialist in 16mm Films
David Blackmore – Experimental Artist using Analogue/Digital processes.
Bruno Freitas de Oliveira – Artist using pinhole and specialist printing methods.
Sebnem Ugural – Pinhole Photographer
Sheila McKinney – Pinhole Photographer
Timothy Bennett – Pinhole Photographer and Master Printer
Anthony Carr – Solargraphs & Lunargraphs
Dr Mark Ingham – Modified SLR cameras > Slide Film Projectors.

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Founder: Melanie K
ounder of London Alternative Photography Collective and London Pinhole Festival.
Co-Founder of Space Is Ace Collective.
Regular Curator at Doomed Gallery.
Graduate of BA Fine Art (Leeds College of Art) and MA Art and Science (Central Saint Martins).
Works at the Photography and the Archive Reseach Centre, London College of Communication.
Member of Lux Darkroom.


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