Archive | March, 2014

LCC Photography Research Show

21 Mar

LCC Photography Research Show


This research hub based at London College of Communication (LCC) brings together practitioners and theorists to explore and promote photography as a mode of imaginary thought and its relation to a collective imaginary.

Specifically, we are interested in the increasingly complex research methodologies that underpin fine art photography as a form of knowledge with its own epistemology. Particular emphasis will be given to photographic works that explicitly engage with contemporary thought; theories that engage with contemporary photography; as well as photographic images and philosophies of the image that contribute to how the imaginary is invested in photographic production and the ‘as if’ condition of the photographic image.

The Photography and the Contemporary Imaginary Research Hub builds on LCC’s international reputation for conceptual photography and is organized by Dr Wiebke Leister and Paul Tebbs.


The Photography and the Contemporary Imaginary Research Hub is pleased to announce the second LCC Photography Research Show

Private View: Thursday 27 March 2014, 18.00-20.00 Nursery Gallery, London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle

Jananne Al-Ani . Beverley Carruthers . Robin Silas Christian . Edward Dimsdale . Matthew Hawkins . Claire Hooper . Tom Hunter . Mark Ingham . Melanie King . Wiebke Leister . Dallas Seitz . Sophy Rickett . Tansy Spinks . Monica Takvam . Esther Teichmann . Val Williams .

The Photography and the Contemporary Imaginary Research Hub builds on LCC’s international reputation for conceptual photography. This event is organized by Beverley Carruthers and Wiebke Leister and supported by UAL Communities of Practice funding.



London Alternative Photography Collective

10 Mar



 The London Alternative Photography Collective aims to bring together artists and photographers around London who wish to share alternative photography ideas and processes.

(We also have a sister group in Manchester.)

The group currently meets monthly at the Double Negative Dark Room on 178A Glyn Road in Hackney, E5 0JE. The first meeting was in July 2013, and we have had some fabulous alternative photographers to speak, including Sam WhiteHelen Pynor,  Constanza Martinez,George CrazyGLincSarah Leslie Sarah Evan JonesDouglas NicolsonTereza Cerenova, Jennifer Brookes and Gavin Maitland to name but a few!

We provide artists talks, discussions about Alternative Photography Processes, demonstrations and opportunities to collaborate.
We are also keen to create exhibitions in and around London, such as the Light Play exhibitionwe recently curated at Double Negative Darkroom, Hackney in December.

Anyone interested in Alternative Photography is welcome to join.

Things we like to talk about;

Wet-Collodion Plate
Black & White Film Developing
Colour Developing
“Film Soup” / Film Destruction
Pin Hole Cameras
Silver Gelatin Emulsion
Scans / Photocopies
Salt Prints
Gum Bichromate
Van Dyke
Polaroid / Polaroid Lifts.
Camera Remodelling.
Camera making.
Analogue V.S. Digital.

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Founder: Melanie K, graduate from MA Art & Science at Central Saint Martins.