Monday, 18 October 2010

LIP Annual Exhibition

This year, I was very honoured to be asked to join the curating team of the LIP Annual Exhibition. Organised by London Independent Photography, this year the show has moved to the much more prestigious Strand Gallery, which was once Proud Central, but still part of the Proud conglomerate.

A tricky space to work with, especially when the show comprises of 60 individual photographers, and lots of single images. But I was lucky enough to be curating with the very experienced Carol Hudson, and the two Carol(e)s (as we became known) became quite a team.

©Jason Yeomans

There is some very good work in the show. A few of my highlights are a Hans Bellmer doll-esque contorted nude by Jason Yeomans, elaborate fantastical sets made up by Graeme Webb, and an eerie triptich by William Head. In true LIP style, there is some outstanding street photography. Notably a series exploring darkness and light at Tate Modern (i will check the photographer's name when I go back - a momentary lapse in memory!), a single image documenting the World Cup by Jonathan Goldberg, and another series by someone whose name escapes me (argh!).

©Jon Goldberg

The Private View is tomorrow night, from 6pm, and the show continues until the 31 October. Do pop in if you get a chance and you're in the area. There is also a catalogue to accompany the show, which will be available through Blurb shortly.

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