Photomonth Opening Party
Thursday 1 October 2015 7.30pm-10pm
theprintspace gallery, 74 Kingsland Road E2 8DL
Come and celebrate the opening of Photomonth and the Harrodsburg exhibition by Dougie Wallace. Pick up a free photomonth brochure and go online at www.photomonth.org and discover the huge range of exhibitions and events to be explored and enjoyed throughout October and November.
Photomonth Photo-Open Submission Deadline 4 October
Exhibition open to all kinds of photographers, professional and non-professional, students and young people from all over the UK and the rest of the world. Download a form now from www.photomonth.org and send in your entry by 4 October.
Write a Review
Visit Photomonth exhibitions, write short reviews and post them on the photomonth website at http://2015.photomonth.org/reviews/new to go on the Review page. We would like to collect many different reviews of all the photography shows on offer this year.
9-11 October @ Old Truman Brewery
Shop 7 Dray Walk, Brick Lane E1 6QL
Fri & Sat 12-8pm, Sun 12-6pm Admission Free
Photomonth has teamed up with Hoxton Mini Press and Miniclick to create a new event celebrating independent publishers and the art of the photobook with a daily BOOK MARKET and a free programme of Talks, Discussions and Events. Exhibitors include Hoxton Mini Press, Miniclick, Bemojake, Gost Books, Adad Books, Self Publish Be Happy, Trolley Books, Ditto Press, Morel Books. Events include: Opening Party Thurs 8 Oct 6-9pm with the Miniscule of Sound, Photobook Salon Fri 9 Oct 6-8pm Bring along your favourite photobook to share with others. Talks & Q&A sessions Sat 10 & Sun 11 Oct 3-5pm with publishers and photographers.
Photoblock @ Old Truman Brewery
8-20 October F Block, 15 Hanbury Street E1 6QR and Dray Walk, Brick Lane E1 6QL
The Photoblock is a major hub of activity during Photomonth with seven exhibitions/events including Hasselblad ShootLDN 8 & 9 Oct, the AOP Photography Awards 9-11 Oct, Photomasters MA Photography Exhibition 9-11 Oct, Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition 158 9-13 Oct, Photobook Weekend 9-11 Oct, Fotonow 9-11 Oct, 125 Live 9-20 Oct. The Opening Night for every show is Thursday 8 Oct from 6-9pm and everyone is welcome.
Modern Magic Lantern Shows
Three photographers share their images and stories with Stefan Dickers Bishopsgate Institute’s Library and Archives Manager.
15 October 7.30pm Syd Shelton: Rock Against Racism
3 November 7.30pm Phil Maxwell: Street Photography
19 November 7.30pm Colin O’Brien: London Life
Presented in collaboration with Spitalfields Life. £8/£6
Bishopsgate Institute 230 Bishopsgate EC2M 4QH
Youth Workshop @ Whitechapel Gallery
Sat 10 Oct 12-3pm for ages 15-21 only. Free
With photographer Alina Kisina. Booking essential
Whitechapel Gallery 77-82 Whitechapel High St E1 7QX
Early Photography Techniques
17 October 2-3.30pm presented by Four Corners with Antony Cairns and Almudena Romero. Free
Tower Hamlets Local History Library, 277 Bancroft Road E1 4DQ
Glimpsing the Future
18 October 1pm-3pm Pete Burke gives a free guided tour of his photos of building site peepholes in different locations in Hackney.
Meeting point: outside CLR James Library, 24 Dalston Lane E8 1PQ.
Photo Walk with Alina Kisina
24 October 2-4.30pm An illuminating photowalk exploring the East End from a different perspective. The 1.5 hour walk will be followed by a return to Alina’s studio to share and edit your favourite images.
£15 includes refreshments. Meeting Point: Chisenhale Arts Place, 64-84 Chisenhale Road E3 5QZ.
Photomonth Professional Development Talks
26 October 6.30pm: The Do’s and Don’ts of Attaining Gallery Representation with Susan Mumford of Be Smart About Art £10/£8.50 concs. Bookings https://www.besmartaboutart.com/event/193/photomonth-special-event-dos-donts-of-attaining-representation-for-photographers
Moo HQ, 32-38 Scrutton Street EC2A 4RQ
27 October 7.30pm. Insights for Emerging Photographers with Karen Harvey of Shutter Hub. £10/£8.50 concs. Bookings www.theprintspace.co.uk
theprintspace, 74 Kingsland Road E2 8DL
Bengali East End Photo Walk
28 October 10am-12noon with Julie Begum. Exploring the history of the Bengali people who have lived in London for nearly 400 years. £10 no booking required.
Meeting point: St Botolph’s Church, Aldgate High Street EC3N 1AB
Magic Me ‘Rooms with a View’ project
30, 31 October & 1 November 3pm Speak As You Find. Magic Me have been working with young & older people to collect some of the many stories that describe life in Tower Hamlets to be portrayed in a site specific performance that will be photographed. £10/£6 concs includes tea & cake.
The Centre, Community Hall, Ground Floor of Maha Building, 32 Merchant Street, Bow E3 4LX
Photographers of the East End
29 October 6pm-7.30pm Photo historian Mike Seaborne gives a fascinating talk on the work of photographer William Whiffin (1878-1957) and his East End contemporaries. Free
Tower Hamlets Local History Library, 277 Bancroft Road E1 4DQ
Photomonth Photo-Open Opening
5 November 6pm-8pm. Exhibition open to all kinds of photographers. Telling Stories is the theme for this years show. Entry forms can be downloaded at www.photomonth.org. The public are invited to vote for ‘Best in Show’ and the winning photographer will be awarded a ticket to the Sony World Photography Awards in London 2016. Come and join everyone for a sociable evening followed by a concert. Sponsored by theprintspace.
Rich Mix, 34-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch E1 6LA
Paul Armfield: FOUND – Photographs and Songs
5 November 8pm (doors) Found is a suite of songs inspired by a private collection of breathtaking photographs gathered from the flea-markets of Berlin. Paul Armfield will be performing his new collection with a small ensemble of multi-instrumentalists alongside projections of these stunning images. £10/£8 concs. Box Office 020 7613 4498 email@example.com
Rich Mix, 34-47 Bethnal Green Road. Shireditch E1 6LA
Postcards from Babylon – The Audio Visual Remix
20 November 7.30pm Photography and spoken words by Christian de Sousa and music by Alex Forster exploring the state of the world and the nature of freedom.
Limehouse Town Hall, 646 Commercial Road E14 7HA
London Independent Photography
25 November 6.30pm Janet Hall Lecture – Alixandra Fazzina on ‘Visualising Migration’.
Alixandra will talk about her book A Million Shillings: Escape from Somalia and her ongoing project The Flowers of Afghanistan both of which cover the subject of human smuggling and trafficking.
£12 online/£15 on door.
The Cass, Central House, 59-63 Whitechapel High St E1 7PF
Photomonth Portfolio Review
30 November 11am-4pm
Rich Mix 34-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch E1 6LA
An excellent opportunity for photographers to discuss their current and future projects and receive critical feedback from experienced professionals including picture editors, curators, gallerists, agencies, publishers and commissioning editors.
Sophie Batterbury Picture Editor – Independent on Sunday
Tony Bell Picture Editor – Observer New Review
Stefanie Braun Freelance Curator
Eleni Duke Director – Curious Duke Gallery
Shannon Ghannam Picture Projects – Reuters News Agency
Karen Harvey Creative Director – Shutter Hub
Paula James Panos Pictures
Melanie Philippe World Photography Organisation
Dagmar Seeland Picture Editor – Stern Magazine
Martin Usborne Publisher – Hoxton Mini Press
Each participant must sign up for two or more twenty minute slots. Allocated on a first come first served basis. Cost £20 per slot. Download an application form at www.photomonth.org and apply by email only
Workshops and Courses
Visit the Events/Workshops page at http://2015.photomonth.org/events-talks-and-workshops to discover the wide range of talks, workshops and courses open to photographers this year.