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Preview: London Festival Of Photography 2012

Preview: London Festival Of Photography 2012
See Camera Obscura by Minnie Weisz at her studio in Pancras Road (free)
See Camera Obscura by Minnie Weisz at her studio in Pancras Road (free)
See London Photographs 1957-62 by Frederick Wilfred at Museum of London (free)
See London Photographs 1957-62 by Frederick Wilfred at Museum of London (free)
The 'Autonomous Social Centre', 29 Western Road, Brighton. 17 July 2011. The former mobile phone store was occupied by protestors on 30 June who were striking in solidarity with public sector workers effected by government cuts. The building had been empty since August 2010.
See Let This Be A Sign by Simon Roberts at Swiss Cottage Gallery (free)
See Tiksi by Evgenia Arbugaeva at Calumet Photographic Gallery NW1 (free)
See Tiksi by Evgenia Arbugaeva at Calumet Photographic Gallery NW1 (free)
G.B. SCOTLAND. Edinburgh. Centenarian Simon Martinez. D.O.B. February 18th 1910 in Belize. In his local pub which he walks to from his home where he lives independently with family nearby.
By Chris Steele-Perkins - part of The Great British Public exhibitions at St Pancras International and Dog Eared Gallery (free)
See Single Saudi Women by Wasma Mansour at Hardy Tree Gallery, Pancras Road (free)
See Single Saudi Women by Wasma Mansour at Hardy Tree Gallery, Pancras Road (free)

With under a month to go until the London Festival of Photography, it is time to get out your diaries. This year's festival builds on the success of 2011's London Street Photography Festival, which now has a broader remit, opening its arms to embrace all photography.

The possibilities of such a wide-ranging endeavour may seem endless, yet this is not simply a collection of disjointed work from various established sources. The organisers have condensed the artistic output with the use of a theme: Inside out: Reflections of the public and the private. While the boundaries are deliberately blurry, the theme will bring a sense of cohesion to the festival, with examinations of social media's impact on personal privacy, censorship and the mass democratising effect that the internet has had on photography as an art form.

There are 18 exhibitions — many of them free to see — and over 30 events including workshops, talks, masterclasses and portfolio reviews involving established photographers from around the world. There are also awards for photography relating to the theme.

The main festival runs through June 2012, but associated events will span the entire summer, from 25 May to 15 August. The hub of the festival will be based around the King's Cross area making use of local amenities such as the British Library, St Pancras and the Guardian Gallery. Events will, however, be taking place all over the city from Tate Modern to the V&A.

Visit the London Festival of Photography website for the full programme and start planning.

Last Updated 16 July 2015

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I can't wait! Next time I'll take part too... Or so I hope (: