Special LIP deal for contemporary members

22 September 2014

SIG: Contemporary

To all members of the Contemporary Group, London Independent Photography has offered us the same rate as LIP members, £60, for their lecture and Symposium 17th and 18th October.  Past experience has proved that the Janet Hall Memorial Lecture is not to be missed and Saturday's symposium should be equally exciting, if you are in a position to take advantage of this at the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, London Metropolitan University, Whitechapel High Street, opp. the Whitechapel Gallery book now.  I hope to see you there.

Avril R. Harris ARPS

Chair and Event Organizer

Contemporary Group RPS.


Booking can be made on line at






London Independent Photography, in partnership with London Metropolitan University, brings you a weekend of inspiring events as part of Photomonth 2014.

The symposium will explore 'The Instinct and the idea: Passion in photography' with speakers including Anna Fox, Peter Kennard, Laura Pannack, David Bate and Paul Hill. Talks will explore the relationship between idea and instinct in photography, and investigate and debate whether the passion has gone out of photography as it has become more influenced by art historians, gallerists, and academics.

The symposium will present a view of how photographers either settle on strategies that work for them - or move between approaches as the need arises. This theme will be especially interesting to the large body of photographers who believe that they can express, through photography, internal thoughts and concerns, and how this interacts with photography's vital role in documenting the world around us.

Saturday Fair

During Saturday there will be space for guests to share photographic work in an exhibition area. There will also be book signings, slideshows, stalls selling a range of photobooks and second-hand equipment, and other photographic attractions including the opportunity to see London Metropolitan’s exhibition, Archive: Imagining the East End.

Registration and booking details are on our website http://www.londonphotography.org.uk/LIPevents and the full event programme is also available to download. 

Cost: £60 LIP Member; £75 Non-Member. Your ticket to Saturday’s symposium and fair includes free entry to Friday’s lecture and conversation with Mishka Henner!