The largest photography festival in the UK with more than 150 exhibitions and events hits over 80 East End venues throughout October, providing more than a flash of inspiration to anyone who appreciates a bit of shutterbug action.
This year, co-produced by Alternative Arts and our friends at Shoot Experience among others, the festival celebrates photography in all it's variety but focuses on the art form and its role as a powerful tool of contemporary communication. The month starts with an opening and evocative exhibition of an East End childhood by Paul Trevor at the Museum of Childhood.
Other highlights include Photo-open at the Old Truman Brewery, portfolio reviews and the Photomonth lecture given by Mark Neville (Port Glasgow Book Project) at the Whitechapel Gallery, talks and debates at Amnesty International UK and a whole series of workshops and seminars at London Metropolitan University. There are also exhibitions from major artists and the debut of the Youth Photography Award.
Focus on photography this October and don't forget to share your Photomonth with us in the Londonist Flickrpool.
Photomonth runs 1 October - 30 November 2009. Visit the website for more info: www.photomonth.org
Image by Yuri Pirondi at the Foundry. Browse the Photomonth Gallery for more.