London Alternative Photography Collective’s 1st Birthday!

The London Alternative Photography Collective has now been running for one whole year!

If you don’t know what the London Alternative Photography Collective is… we run talks every First Tuesday at Doomed Gallery, Dalston – a lens based gallery on Ridley Road.
We’ve recently moved from The Double Negative Darkroom in Hackney – a brilliant darkroom for alternative processes but unfortunately we had to move due to our growing following!

Over the past twelve months, we’ve had photo-historians such as Gavin Maitland, fine printers such as Mike Crawford, Toby Deveson and Peter Moseley,  experimental alchemists such as Constanza Martinez and Sarah Evan Jones and even artists working between the boundaries of digital and analogue such as Adam Brown and David Blackmore. The film maker David Leister gave us a screening of his unique photogram-inspired 16mm films and we even hosted an exhibition at The Double Negative Darkroom called Light Play featuring artists Sam White, Douglas Nicolson, Scarlett Pimlott-Brown and Crazy G Linc, the camera meddler!

In April 2014, the London Alternative Photography Collective collaborated with Doomed Gallery and The Double Negative Darkroom to create London Pinhole Festival, a weekend long event dedicated solely to the wonder of pinhole photography. There was a curated exhibition, a party, a large format portait tent on Ridley Road Market where passers-by could be photographed, a coffee tin pinhole camera workshop and a flashmob of simultaneous pinhole exposures. It has truly been an amazing year of community building, of innovation and blatant, bare-faced nerdiness! Consequently we have decided to celebrate this with a birthday party and exhibition of the past speakers from our very first year.

The confirmed exhibiting artists are…

CONSTANZA ISAZA 
JENNIFER BROOKES
SAM WHITE 
TOBY DEVESON
SEBNEM UGURAL
SHIELA MCKINNEY
MIKE CRAWFORD 
MARK INGHAM 
ANTHONY CARR 
ADAM BROWN 
BRUNO FREITAS DE OLIVEIRA
DOUGLAS NICOLSON 
TIMOTHY BENNETT
TINA ROWE
MATT MARTIN

The exhibition opens at 7pm on Thursday 24th of July 2014  with a performance from Adam Brown, demonstrating how a vinyl record can be translated visually. There will also be birthday cake!

If you can’t make the private view, the exhibition will continue daily from 25-27 July 2014 12pm – 6pm.

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Call For Submissions – London Pinhole Festival, 25-27 April 2014.

Pinhole Photograph of Tower Bridge - Wulfus

Pinhole Photograph of Tower Bridge – Wulfus

London Alternative Photography Collective and Doomed Gallery are collaborating to bring you a brand new 3 day festival celebrating Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day on 27 April 2014.

The London Pinhole Festival would like to invite pinhole photographers to join and participate in this 3 day event, which will include an exhibition, a pinhole camera workshop and talks.

The events will run from Friday 25th April to Sunday 27th April with a full programme to be announced shortly.

On Wednesday 2nd April, our London Alternative Photography Collective meeting at Double Negative Darkroom will be pinhole themed, and we urge you to bring along your own pinhole photographs and DIY cameras.

We would also like to invite international submissions of pinhole photographs and DIY pinhole cameras.
You can submit via email to pinholeldn@gmail.com, which could include up to 5 images and a brief description of your process. Deadline: 14th of April 2014.

If you are selected by our panel of judges for the exhibition you must deliver the selected image by April 21st . Your work must be supplied to us ready to hang and you must cover return shipping.

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