The members of LIP were invited to submit their most innovative and creative works through an open call launched in August 2018. A panel of professionals from the photography industry were asked to select the works taking part in the exhibition, including Tom Lovelace who is an artist, curator and visiting tutor at RCA and has been nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, along with Hazel Watts, who is a managing partner at Spectrum Photographic and has worked on projects such as Brighton Photo Biennial and Focus Mumbai, and Wendy McMurdo, who is an artist, photographer and tutor at Falmouth University and has exhibited at TPG and The Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
More than 100 photographs created by 72 photographers were selected, including landscape, portrait, still-life and experimental photography. The 30th Annual Exhibition is also a part of Photomonth, the prestigious International Photography Festival which happens each autumn in East London.
In addition to the LIP 30th annual exhibition a programme of free talks by photography practitioners will take place between Tuesday and Sunday. On the 3rd of October, Wednesday from 6:30pm Dafna Talmor - an artist and lecturer will speak about her on-going series Constructed Landscapes made from collaged colour negatives through historical and contemporary references. On the Friday, 5h of October from 5:30pm, the artist Peter Ainsworth will discuss his current research practice surrounding the museum space examined through the use of consumer level photogrammetry apps. On the following day Saturday, 6th of October from 6:30pm, Thom Bridge will present an on-going collaboration with his identical twin Theo challenging the twin as a photographic trope. The last talk of the series will be by the Ukrainian photographer Alina Kisina, on the 7th of October from 1:30pm, where she will discuss the ways to enrich one’s artistic practice by combining one’s photographic practice with teaching.
Len Salem, Sabes Sugunasabesan, Quentin Ball, Peter Jennings, Eva Turrell, Mike Cookson, Duncan Unsworth, Elizabeth Brown, Chris Moxey, Frank Orthbandt, Krystina Stimakovits, Clare Park, Debbie Green, Jeannette Josse, Anita Chandra, Mandy Williams, Astrid Schultz, Natalie Robinson, Anne Clements, Maria Sueiro, David Reed, Andrew Wilson, John Chappelow, Geoff Titley, Liz Devonshire, Roland Ramanan, Barry Reid, Amanda Eatwell, Daniel Keys, Nicola Jayne Maskrey, Sally Lyall-Grant, Sofia Milsom, James Guppy, Colleen Harvey, Sokari Higgwe, Steve Ferrier, Jan Cylwik, Joanne Stapleton, Ray Knox, Terence Lane, Eva Bachmann, Minako Iwatake, Graham Land, Christina Reid, Alastair Wilson-Clarke, David Pearce, Edward Kinsey, Sandra Roberts, Kevin Newman, Kathryn Alkins, Frances McAllister, Sue Parkes, Klara Cservenka, Peter Massingham, Vahe Saboonchian, Nicola Morley, Geraint Roberts, Nuno Pais, Paola Sinibaldi, Eric Boscia Versluis, Dineke Versluis, Robert Royston, Jonathan Wiltshire, Luca Tommasi, Tim Butcher, Suzi Corker, Rachel Wallace, Rod Shone, Willie Robb, Adam Adamis, David Mooney, Sarah-Jane Field, Richard Earney and Jane Ross.