The London Festival of Photography is an international festival exploring the best of contemporary and historic visual storytelling and providing a global platform for photographic practice and learning.
In June 2012, London's most celebrated venues (Museum of London, British Library, British Museum, Tate Modern, the V&A and more...) will play host to a world-class, city-wide celebration of photography as the London Festival of Photography returns for its second year.
Encompassing street, documentary and conceptual photography, the festival includes 18 exhibitions
and 40 satellite events
, talks and screenings.
Exhibitions will vary in style and format, presenting a comprehensive mixture of disciplines with work from both established and emerging photographers. Content will be curated around the theme, Inside Out: Reflections on the Public and the Private
Topics will include:
- photography as a means to reflect not only the external world but also the inner self of the image maker
- the social media revolution and how it has overturned our ideas of personal privacy
- the changing boundaries of public and private land, what this means for personal freedoms and the ways in which people inhabit these opposing spaces
- the effects and ethics of putting a very private photographic image on public display
- censorship of images
- the democratisation of visual journalism and how the public have become mass purveyors of information
The festival opens to the public on 1 June 2012
(many exhibitions are open during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee bank holiday weekend 2, 3, 4 & 5 June). Press events and private views will take place on 31 May 2012
Source: London Festival of Photography